Federal Signal Announces New Name For Retail Locations, First Rental Store
ELGIN, Ill. (July 13, 2007) – Federal Signal, which earlier this year announced the formation of its Environmental Solutions Group and the opening of four strategically located retail outlets, including a rental outlet in Toledo, is now calling those outlets FS Solutions centers.
“Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group is unique in offering the breadth of product lines and trusted brands to provide solutions for waterblasting, vacuum loading, sewer cleaning and vacuum excavating,” said Tony Fuller, director, Industrial Sales for Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group. “Calling our Federal Signal retail outlets FS Solutions centers provides a concise description of what we’re offering.”
Fuller said, “It also aligns with our corporate goals of providing, not just equipment, but total solutions. We’re providing solutions for the contractor who is looking for faster, more cost-effective ways to perform cleaning operations. We’re providing solutions for contractors who need the right equipment, parts and service and need it now. And we’re providing solutions for businesses that can benefit from training, equipment evaluations or application expertise.”
According to Fuller, all FS Solutions locations provide access to factory-trained, certified technicians and genuine OEM parts. “The businesses represented by the Guzzler, Jetstream and Vactor brands are specialized in nature. Customers look to our sales staff and service training technicians for recommendations and solutions to the unique challenges of their particular applications,” he said.
FS Solutions locations in Birmingham, Ala.; Streator, Ill., and Houston repair, refurbish and sell used Guzzler industrial vacuum loaders, Vactor sewer cleaners and vacuum excavation equipment, and Jetstream waterblasters. They also repair and refurbish competitive equipment, offer OEM parts and accessories, and in some cases, equipment rentals.
Toledo Location Dedicated to Jetstream Rentals
The FS Solutions center in Toledo is currently devoted to rentals of Jetstream waterblasters. It also stocks a wide range of Jetstream parts and accessories and offers service and training.
“This is the first of a series of FS Solutions rental locations we plan to open around the country,” Fuller said.
Contractors are able to rent equipment when they need it, based on seasonal peaks. “Our customers who help maintain power plants, for instance, tend to be busiest in the spring and fall, when utilities take shutdowns before power demand ramps up with hot or cold weather,” said Fuller. Some firms work with manufacturing plants that schedule shutdowns in slow seasons. Others may receive contracts that have only limited duration.
“Lots of people have short-term contractual obligations, and it may not make sense for them to invest in new waterblasters to meet them,” he added. “Just as important, renting can give you the equipment you need to get a job you otherwise couldn’t go after.” Fuller also noted that FS Solutions rental centers offer rent-to-own solutions for those qualifying customers who need to add a unit to their fleet but may not be prepared to meet the down payment requirements of traditional financing.
Headquartered in Illinois, Federal Signal Corporation’s (NYSE:FSS) Environmental Solutions Group is the corporate resource behind the industry-leading Vactor, Guzzler and Jetstream brands. For more information about products and services available from FS Solutions centers, or to find a location near you, call 800/627-3171 ext. 298.