Unique Manufacturing Co. was established in 1987 by Irwin “Smitty” Smith in Visalia California . A 40 year veteran and entrepreneur in the food service industry and a very successful marketing guru, he began to create new marketing ideas to enhance his food service operations. Finishing his restaurant career in 1987, he created Unique Manufacturing. Smitty went to work helping other hospitality companies share in his “unique” marketing table top disposable products. Thirteen years later, Smitty had developed an unusual, different, and colorful array of table top disposable products. In May of 2000, and after a strong 2 year business and personal relationship, Smitty sold Unique Manufacturing Co. to Mike Jakubowski.
Mike came to the Unique table with 6 years experience as a National Sales Manager with SONOCO Products. With a keen background in the custom print sales arena and prior to that, 17 years in the restaurant industry, Unique Manufacturing was poised to grow and have a positive impact on the hospitality industry. With Mike’s background in both restaurant operations and sales and service as a manufacturer and supplier, he was uniquely qualified to understand how both seller (Unique) and buyer (the hospitality location) think.
Today, Unique Manufacturing offers numerous unique, colorful, exciting, fun, and unusual table top disposable product lines that will set any hospitality location apart from the competition.