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.
This combination of skilled engineers and machining capabilities allowed Federal Equipment Company to pursue the shipboard spares market of the Defense Department Buying Facilities. This market required a high level of quality control and specialized packaging capabilities that were developed early on and have been maintained through today.
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.
Federal Equipment Company (FEC) has developed an Advanced Weapons Elevator (AWE) with MagneMotion and Northrop Grumman Newport News for the U.S. Navy's new Aircraft Carrier class. In 2005 FEC was awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman to design and build the AWE for the CVN 78 Aircraft Carrier, the USS Gerald Ford. The contract consists of manufacturing (11) Elevators for the Carrier which is scheduled for delivery in 2016.