- Our Story
- Our Products
- Our People
The Federal Signal story begins at the dawn of the 20th century, when the Gilchrist brothers founded Federal Electric Company, a manufacturer of electric store signs in Chicago. Since joining the New York Stock Exchange in 1969, we have grown as a diversified industrial manufacturer of specialized vehicles for maintenance and infrastructure markets, as well as safety and security products, serving customers in municipal, government, industrial, and commercial markets.
Federal Signal operates over 20 principal manufacturing facilities around the world while directly managing over 30 service centers. Our customers are also supported through a network of thousands of distributor and dealer locations.
As an organization, we are relentless in our commitment to our customers to build and deliver equipment of unmatched quality that moves material, cleans infrastructure, and protects the communities where we live and work.
Federal Signal’s equipment keeps society moving, which means we have a duty to help solve the trickiest problems of the future in a sustainable and ethical manner. With every product we manufacture and every service we provide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to always do what is right.
This commitment is shared throughout our organization, from our leadership to our people – the nearly 4,000 individuals who work each day to make this vision a reality.
We believe that the core values of integrity, honesty, and equality are fundamental to all that we do. Beyond these basic values, we believe in:
We believe “why” is the most important question of all, and we encourage each other to ask it.
Our commitment to developing our workforce means that changing business conditions will not impede the accomplishment of our mission.
While we are free to choose different tactics along the way, we will not waver from our strategy, our value proposition, and our commitment to delighting our customers.
With candor and coherence, we are willing to speak our minds.
We strive to take action wisely, applying our extensive body of knowledge for the benefit of our customers, our employees, and our company.
We care deeply about our customers, and about our fellow employees. We are relentless in the pursuit of solutions to customer problems, and we will empower our employees to help them better meet those customer needs.
Without the belief that we are likely to succeed, we guarantee that we will not.