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
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.