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further expands group’s North American market coverage and customer offerings
ELGIN, Ill. (April 5, 2016) — Federal Signal Corporation’s
Environmental Solutions Group has announced its intent to acquire Joe Johnson Equipment
(JJE), a leading Canadian-based distributor of maintenance equipment for
municipal and industrial markets. The transaction is expected to close by the
end of the second quarter of 2016.
Under the terms of the acquisition, JJE
will operate as part of Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group, a
leading provider of street sweepers, industrial vacuum trucks, high-performance
waterblasting equipment, sewer cleaners and vacuum excavators for commercial,
municipal and industrial customers.
“This acquisition reflects the Environmental
Solutions Group’s commitment to grow across North America, while remaining
close to our core,” said Sam Miceli, senior vice president of Federal Signal’s Environmental
Solutions Group. “JJE brings a comprehensive platform of product, rental and
used equipment offerings that will allow us to expand our product portfolio and
better serve our dealer network and customers in both the United States and
“Our company has a proud history of
customer focus, excellent service and prudent growth, including expansion of
both our reach and our product offerings,” said Joe Johnson, Jr., president of JJE.
“We are excited to bring our strength in Canada, our rental and other operating
capabilities and our experience as a dealer to Federal Signal’s Environmental
A five-year recipient of the
prestigious “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” award, Joe Johnson Equipment specializes
in serving municipalities, municipal contractors and industrial contractors
with high-quality products that include Elgin Sweeper street
sweepers and Vactor sewer
cleaners and vacuum trucks from Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group,
as well as snow removal and refuse collection equipment. The company also
offers rental options, used equipment, parts, service and ancillary equipment.
This announcement comes on the heels of the Environmental
Solutions Group’s acquisition of Westech Vac Systems, a leading provider of
rugged, high-quality vacuum truck-mounted solutions in Western Canada. These acquisitions
serve to extend the Environmental Solutions Group’s collective footprint in
Canada and across the United States, and help to bring about technology and
innovation that can be leveraged across North America.
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