Federal Heath Celebrates Milestone 120 Year Anniversary
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March 12, 2021

Federal Heath Celebrates Milestone 120 Year Anniversary

Euless, TX - Federal Heath celebrates its historic 120th year in business on March 25, 2021. In the twelve decades since 1901, the company has grown from introducing the United States' first electric-powered signs to becoming a trusted leader in all types of interior and exterior signage solutions, interior décor and design, specialty contracting services, and sign and lighting maintenance.

“We are here today because of our hardworking employees who do what’s right and deliver exceptional customer experience at every interaction, time after time,” said Sid Rasnick, President, and CEO. “Our people have always been at the core of our success, and it is through their knowledge and dedication that we’ve built our legacy and will continue to do so.”

The hard work began with founders John F. Gilchrist and John H. Goehst, who worked for a Chicago utility company. They saw the potential for boosting electrical demand with lighted signs and joined with James Gilchrist to found the Federal Electric Company in 1901. Their first lighted sign consisted of a porcelain enamel steel center that contained the advertising message, with illuminating lamps on each side.

Throughout the decades that followed, Federal diversified into other lines of business. Products created under the Federal name included vacuum cleaners, washing machines, fuses, electric meters, lanterns, transformers, and sirens. All the while, signage remained the cornerstone of the business, and with that came significant growth.

In 1948, Wayne Heath founded Heath and Company in Los Angeles and had plants and offices capable of large-scale production and installation throughout the country. In 1996 a private equity group whose investors included Ken and Diane Hendricks acquired Heath. In 2001 the Hendricks became majority owners when they established Hendricks Holding Company, Inc. In 2003, a spin-off of Federal Sign from Federal Signal Corporation was announced, and Federal Sign was purchased by the Hendricks, resulting in the combined operations of Heath and Company and Federal Sign, to create Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC.

More than 600 employees serve today's Federal Heath customers at six manufacturing facilities and more than 20 offices from coast to coast. “We want to take this moment to honor all of our employees, customers, and suppliers who have been such a huge part of our success over these many years,” said Rasnick. “Our growth, innovation, and unwavering dedication to building quality products and services aligns with our core purpose - helping companies connect and engage with their customers. As we celebrate this distinguished accomplishment, we look forward in anticipation and eagerness to our continued, successful future together.”

For a timeline of key events in Federal Heath's history, and photographs of projects through the years, please visit www.federalheath.com/timeline

About Federal Heath
Federal Heath helps companies connect and engage with their customers with complete turnkey products and services, including – exterior signs, design services, digital signage, interior décor and graphics, maintenance, and specialty contracting. Federal Heath has provided concierge care and superior craftsmanship since 1901. For more information about Federal Heath, please visit us at www.federalheath.com

Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC
2300 State Hwy 121
Euless, TX 76039
Phone: 4076721114
E-Mail: cprice@federalheath.com
Website URL: www.federalheath.com

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