Heil Environmental Industries

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The Heil Co.
FounderJulius P. Heil
Number of locations
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ProductsGarbage trucks
ParentDover Corporation

The Heil Co. d/b/a Heil Environmental, a subsidiary of Dover Corporation,[1] is a manufacturer of garbage and recycling trucks. For many decades, Heil Environmental has been the chief supplier of refuse and recycling equipment for the world's largest waste collection agency, the New York City Sanitation Department.[citation needed] The company has many smaller municipal customers, national publicly traded customers, and regional/small haulers as well. Heil has an extensive US dealer network and also sells & supports its products in many countries around the world.[2]


The company, originally named the Heil Rail Joint Welding Co., was founded in 1901 by Julius P. Heil in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The early company specialized in using the then-new technology of electrical welding to manufacture street car rails, tanks, and truck bodies.[3]

Heil is currently based in Chattanooga, Tennessee,[4] with its flagship manufacturing facility located in Fort Payne, Alabama.

The original Heil manufacturing complex at 3031 W. Montana St. in Milwaukee has been renovated and is primarily used as the Corporate Campus of Aurora Health Care, Inc.


  1. ^ "Dover Corporation, Our Companies". Archived from the original on 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2009-12-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Heil dealer locator page". Archived from the original on 2009-11-17. Retrieved 2009-12-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Heil history". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-12-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Heil, About Us". Retrieved 2009-12-12.

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