Our Story

Federal Equipment Company (FEC) was incorporated in the state of Ohio in 1982, as a partnership of experienced shipboard equipment engineers and technical experts in specialized material handling equipment. Working closely with the many domestic shipyards for their various projects the company was able to grow with the added benefit of the expansive machining capabilities located in and around the Ohio Valley Area.

Federal Equipment Company expanded their engineering capabilities in late 1999, designing new dumbwaiter systems for the Navy and retractable helicopter hangar systems for the US Coast Guard. These capabilities continued to expand using the latest computer aided design technology and simulation tools, allowing even greater growth into other shipboard systems as well as additional commercial markets.

In 2006 Federal Equipment purchased the US Drill Head Company and moved its corporate headquarters into their 80,000 square foot facility along the Ohio River 10 miles west of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Furthering this expansion, FEC purchased TKF Conveyor Systems, also located in Cincinnati, in 2011, adding another 30,000 square feet of fabrication space and equipment. With this increased engineering, manufacturing and production capacity, Federal Equipment Company is poised to continue its expansion into the Government Shipboard Equipment Market.

Utilizing our vast manufacturing base, FEC teamed with bearing protection industry experts to form Orion Engineered Seals in 2012. This division offers innovative solutions to protect critical machinery from contaminants while keeping them properly lubricated. Growth of this division has proven that many industries, foreign and domestic, are eager to experience the downtime and monetary savings our new designs can provide.

Our Locations

Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio

Federal Equipment Company (FEC) was incorporated in the state of Ohio in 1982, as a partnership of experienced shipboard equipment engineers and technical experts in specialized material handling equipment. In 2006 Federal Equipment purchased the US Drill Head Company and moved its corporate headquarters into their 80,000 square foot facility along the Ohio River 10 miles west of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.



Chesapeake, Virginia

The Chesapeake facility provides FEC with an additional 30,000 square feet of production space. We utilize this space to manufacture and assemble our heliports and heliport components. This state of the art facility is located on the Eastern seaboard, allowing easy access for overseas shipping



United Kingdom

FEC Worldwide is our international partner, strategically located in the United Kingdom just outside of London. The experienced staff is ready to assist all of our international customers with any of their heliport needs. FEC Heliports Worldwide is the only licensed and approved distributor of FEC Heliports to the International community.

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