The year was about 1970. Two men walked into the office of a new plastics jobber near downtown Rochester, NY carrying a cube-shaped metal frame measuring about four-feet on each side. They asked Matt McConville, the young owner of the shop, if he could create plastic panels to enclose the box to their specifications. When he asked what the device was, the men declined to answer. Puzzled, but always glad for a new customer, Matt and his staff proceeded to give the mysterious prototype their typical full care and attention.
The customer was Xerox, and the secret prototype was none other than the Xerox's first color copier: The 6500 (see photo this page). In time Eastman Kodak would also come to appreciate Faro's unique skillset, and for many years the trucks of both corporate giants could be seen coming and going from Faro's production facility on Lyell Avenue near downtown Rochester.