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Federal Signal Corporation
Type
Public
Traded as NYSE: FSS
S&P 600 Component
Industry Public safety
Founded 1901
Headquarters Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
Key people
Jennifer Sherman, President & CEO
Products Emergency vehicle equipment, warning sirens and public safety solutions
Revenue Increase$768 million USD (reference: 2015 10K)
Number of employees
~2,800
Website www.federalsignal.com

Federal Signal Corporation is a global corporation with about 2,800 employees located in Oak Brook, Illinois. Federal Signal is best known for its variety of emergency lighting, sirens, industrial equipment, and public safety solutions under brands including Federal Signal, Elgin, Guzzler, Jetstream, Vactor and Victor.

Federal Signal was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1901 as Federal Electric Co. by John Goehst and James and John Gilchrist. Samuel Insull later acquired the company. The company went public in 1969 under the leadership of Robert T. Gilchrist. Currently, the company has 12 manufacturing facilities in six different countries.

Federal Signal was founded as the Federal Electric Company in 1901 by brothers John and James Gilchrist and partner John Goehst, manufacturing and selling store signs lit by incandescent lamps. By 1915, they began manufacturing and selling electrically operated mechanical sirens (such as the Q Siren and the Model 66 Siren).

During this time, Federal Electric came under the ownership of Commonwealth Edison eventually becoming a part of the utility empire of Samuel Insull.

By the 1950s, the company was manufacturing outdoor warning sirens, most notably the Thunderbolt series, primarily intended for warning of air raids or fallout during the Cold War. Many of these sirens have been removed, but some still operate in tornado siren systems. Longtime engineer Earl Gosswiller patented the Beacon-Ray and TwinSonic products, which set the standard for emergency vehicle lightbars.

In 1956, the company became a corporation, renaming itself "Federal Sign and Signal Corporation". By this time, it made outdoor warning sirens, police sirens, fire alarms, and outdoor lighting.

By 1961, Federal Sign and Signal had gone public, trading on the NASDAQ market. In 1976, the company became Federal Signal Corporation.

On Feb 22, 2000, Federal Signal Corporation announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of P.C.S. Company ("P.C.S.").

On June 27, 2005, Federal Signal Corporation announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to establish a Chinese company, Federal Signal (Shanghai) Environmental & Sanitary Vehicle Company Limited, based near Shanghai, China.

On February 29, 2016, Federal Signal announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Joe Johnson Equipment and the rights to the name and company.

Investment goal date:
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Federal Signal Corporation FSS report Q3 2017
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q1 2018
2018-04-30
--
--
Q4 2017
2018-03-01
--
--
Q4 2017
2018-02-26
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-11-02
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-11-02
0.2400
0.2100
Q2 2017
2017-08-08
0.2300
0.1900
Q1 2017
2017-04-27
0.1400
0.1200
Q4 2016
2017-02-28
0.1600
0.2000
Q3 2016
2016-11-01
0.1700
0.1200
Q2 2016
2016-07-28
0.1700
0.1500
Q1 2016
2016-05-03
0.1900
0.1700
Q4 2015
2016-02-29
0.2500
0.2700
Q3 2015
2015-11-03
0.2600
0.2500
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Funds
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Ticker shares
BlackRock Fund Advisors
4998718
BlackRock Inc.
7375976
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
1550436
BROWN ADVISORY INC
1006265
CAMBIAR INVESTORS LLC
1421052
DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP
5032340
FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC
4888581
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2394279
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1023975
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NORTHERN TRUST CORP
1096879
ROYCE & ASSOCIATES LLC
1540668
SOUTHERNSUN ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC
1597933
STATE STREET CORP
1535027
Vanguard Group, Inc
3093986
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
GOODWIN JAMES E
0.1900% (121697)
AIR / FSS / JBT /
JONES PAUL W
0.1200% (72901)
REICHELDERFER BRENDA
0.2000% (123388)
FSS /
WRIGHT JOSEPH R JR
0.1100% (67217)
FSS /
AVERY CHARLES F JR
0.0200% (9469)
FSS / RAIL /
COOPER BRIAN S
0.0600% (35884)
FSS / WSTL /
MARTIN DENNIS J
0.5300% (335138)
CCIX / FSS / HNI / USTR /
MARTIN DENNIS J
0.6100% (380310)
CCIX / FSS / HNI / USTR /
CAMPBELL CHARLES R
0.1100% (68214)
FSS /
ROMEO DOMINIC A
0.1000% (64519)
FSS / GSIG / THO /
SHERMAN JENNIFER L
0.2800% (178705)
FELE / FSS /
Workman John L
0.0600% (35704)
CCP / CNMD / FSS / OCR /
WEBER MARK
0.0800% (51987)
FSS / STS /
Lind Bonnie Cruickshank
0.0400% (25234)
EDE / FSS / NP /
Owens William F
0.1400% (87109)
Peltola Esa
0.0700% (40851)
FSS /
Rietsch Manfred
0.0200% (10856)
FSS /
Mudge Richard R
0.1300% (84543)
FSS /
Wilson Joseph W
0.0100% (8651)
FSS /
Boettger Bryan L
0.0500% (28768)
FSS /
Cook Julie A
0.0400% (27381)
FSS /
Hudson Ian A.
0.0500% (31603)
FSS /
Vinokur Svetlana
0.0200% (15103)
FSS /
Miceli Samuel
0.0400% (26636)
FSS /
DuPre Daniel A.
0.0500% (34334)
FSS /
Brady Matthew B
0.0200% (15640)
FSS / WSTL /
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