Specialty Solutions

Specialty Solutions is a collection of our three remaining businesses: Federal Industries, Procon, and Custom Hoists. These businesses differentiate themselves in their respective markets by collaborating with our customers in order to develop and deliver custom solutions.

Federal Industries provides merchandising solutions to retail and food service customers whose revenue stream is enhanced through food presentation. Federal focuses on the challenges of enabling retail and food service establishments to provide food and beverages that are fresh and appealing while at the same time providing for food safety, and energy efficiency. Our key differentiator is the ability to customize products to match customers’ décor within industry lead-time. This differentiator is used to target the convenience store, school cafeterias and quick-service restaurant segments.

Procon is a global supplier of pump solutions to the beverage, medical, welding and ink markets. Through collaboration between our customers and our product development teams, we provide custom fluid pumping solutions to OEM manufacturers, and aftermarket distributors. We manufacture globally, utilizing the latest techniques and processes to ensure the highest quality and acute attention to detail in order for our products to meet the demands of the applications and environmental conditions required by our customers.

Custom Hoists is a supplier of engineered hydraulic cylinders that meet customer specific requirements for demanding applications. Our engineering expertise coupled with broad manufacturing capabilities and responsiveness to customer needs drives our top line growth opportunities. We leverage our full line of products for the construction markets in dump truck and trailer applications and deep expertise in the refuse market to expand into new adjacent markets, targeting the most challenging custom applications. Flexible design capability, a global supply chain and speed to market enable us to be successful in growing our business. Our team is dedicated to superior customer service through our technical engineering support and on-time delivery.

Specialty Solutions Locations

Specialty Solutions products are designed and/or manufactured in Hayesville, OH; Smyrna TN; Nogales, MX; Belleville, WI; Tianjin, China; and Mountmellick, Ireland.

Markets and Applications

Federal custom designs and manufactures refrigerated, heated and dry merchandising display cases for bakery, deli, confectionary and packaged food products utilized in restaurants, convenience stores, quick-service restaurants, supermarkets, drug stores and institutions such as hotels, hospitals, and school cafeterias.

Industries that utilize Custom Hoist’s single and double acting telescopic and piston rod hydraulic cylinders include construction equipment, refuse, airline support, mining, oil and gas, and other material handling applications. We also sell specialty pneumatic cylinders and promote complete wet line kits, which are complete hydraulic systems that include a pump, valves, hoses and fittings. Our products are utilized by OEMs on vehicles such as dump trucks, dump trailers, bottom dumps, garbage trucks (both recycling and rear loader), container roll off vehicles, hook lift trucks, liquid waste handlers, vacuum trucks, compactors, balers, airport catering vehicles, container handling equipment for airlines, lift trucks, yard tractors, and underground mining vehicles.


Specialty Solutions products are sold to OEMs, distributors, service organizations, aftermarket repair outlets, end-users, dealers, buying groups, consultants, government agencies and manufacturers.

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