Federal Signal Corp established in 1901, was reincorporated as a Delaware Corporation in 1969. The Company designs and manufactures a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. The Company's portfolio of products includes sewer cleaners, vacuum trucks, street sweepers, waterblasters, safety and security systems, including technology-based products and solutions for the public safety market, and vehicle-mounted aerial platforms. In addition, it sells parts and tooling and provide service, repair, equipment rentals, and training as part of a comprehensive offering to its customer base. Products manufactured and services rendered by the Company are divided into three operating segments: Safety and Security Systems, Fire Rescue and Environmental Solutions. Safety and Security Systems Group designs, manufactures and supplies comprehensive safety and security systems and products that help law enforcement, fire/rescue emergency medical services, campuses, military facilities and industrial sites use to protect people and property. Offerings include systems for campus and community alerting, emergency vehicles, first responder interoperable communications, industrial communications, and command and municipal networked security. Specific products include vehicle lightbars and sirens, public warning sirens and public safety software. The Company operates manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and South Africa. The Fire Rescue Group is a manufacturer and supplier of sophisticated, vehicle-mounted, aerial platforms for fire fighting, rescue, electric utility and industrial uses. End customers include fire departments, industrial fire services, electric utilities and maintenance rental companies for applications such as fire fighting and rescue, transmission line maintenance, and installation and maintenance of wind turbines. The Environmental Solutions Group is a manufacturer and supplier of a full range of street sweeper and vacuum trucks and high-performance waterblasting equipment for municipal and industrial customers. It also manufactures products for the newer markets of hydro-excavation, glycol recovery and surface cleaning for utility and industrial customers. Products are sold under the Elgin, Vactor, Guzzler, and Jetstream brand names. The Group manufactures its vehicles and equipment in the United States. The Environmental Solutions and Fire Rescue Groups use dealer networks and direct sales to service customers generally depending on the type and location of the customer. The Company purchases a variety of raw materials from around the world for use in the manufacture of its products, although the majority of current purchases are from North American sources. The Company believes it substantially complies with federal, state and local provisions that have been enacted or adopted regulating the discharge of materials into the environment, or otherwise relating to the protection of the environment.
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