Heil Environmental which is headquarted in Chattanooga, Tennessee has its flagship manufacturing plant in Fort Payne, Alabama.
Heil Environmental is the world’s largest manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles. Heil was started in Wisconsin in 1901. Since then it has become a progressive leader in the heavy equipment industry. Now headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee and with plants in Scotland, South Carolina, Mississippi in addition to our flagship plant in Fort Payne, Alabama, Heil continues to be on the cutting edge of refuse collection vehicle manufacturing.
The Joseph F. Heil, Jr. Customer Education Center in Fort Payne, Alabama, was added to better support our customers via professional training. At this modern training center, customers receive hands-on instruction from true experts in the field - the same people who design and build Heil products. The facility includes comprehensive hydraulic and electrical labs, multimedia classrooms, and a two-truck bay, all located adjacent to Heil Parts Central and within walking distance of Heil's flagship manufacturing, R&D, and test lab facilities in Fort Payne.
Heil Environmental Industries, Ltd. employs some 600 people worldwide, in three different manufacturing facilities, and in dozens of Heil offices around the globe representing the world’s most sophisticated refuse collection equipment. Many of these people are lifelong Heil employees, and some represent second and third generation Heil families. In our Fort Payne, Alabama, facility alone more than 40 employees have been with the company over 25 years. It signifies a continuity and a commitment to a lifelong mission of excellence.