Joe Johnson Equipment is pleased to announce its sale to Federal Signal Corporation

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Federal Signal is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Joe Johnson Equipment (“JJE”).  JJE is Canada’s largest and one of North America’s leading infrastructure-maintenance equipment suppliers. JJE has been proudly serving municipalities, contractors, haulers and industrial companies for years in Canada and areas of the U.S.

Federal Signal is a leader in environmental and safety solutions, and is the parent company of Vactor Manufacturing, Elgin Sweeper street sweepers, Guzzler industrial vacuum trucks, Jetstream high-pressure water blasters and Westech vacuum trucks.  Vactor/Guzzler is an industry-leading manufacturer of sewer and catch basin cleaners, industrial vacuum loaders and vacuum excavators.  Elgin is a 100-year old brand and North America’s largest manufacturer of street sweepers. Jetstream is recognized as the industry-standard for high-pressure water blasting equipment. Westech, which was recently acquired by Federal Signal, manufactures high quality, rugged vacuum trucks.  Federal Signal supplies both municipalities and contractors and JJE has been a top dealer for these products for many years.

We believe our transition into the Federal Signal portfolio will be seamless to our customers and vendors.  The “JJE” name, current staff, JJE leadership, geographic locations and our commitment to product support will all continue.

The main advantage of this acquisition is that JJE will have additional resources to support its value proposition to both customers and suppliers.  This is a good thing.

JJE’s mission is to deliver value to our customers through our hard work, knowledgeable staff, product quality and best-in-industry service and training.  JJE is a Gold Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a testament to our customer service delivery model. We understand our customers’ demands and are committed to offering solutions that lower customers’ operating costs and keep equipment in the field. We continually invest in support initiatives to boost customers’ productivity and profitability.

JJE is proud to be a top dealer for manufacturers such as Labrie Enviroquip, Trackless Vehicles, Envirosight inspection cameras, Engo ice resurfacers, Galbreath hoists and roll-offs, Epoke spreaders, and many other venerable lines.  JJE will continue as the exclusive representative for those product lines in its areas. 

With our branch network, dedicated employees and now the additional support of Federal Signal, we will continue to support you – whenever and wherever you need us.

Joe Johnson Equipment:  Clean Air. Clean Water. Clean Streets. 


Jennifer Sherman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Signal Corporation

Joe Johnson
Vice President & General Manager
Joe Johnson Equipment

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