Ed Brown Topper Industrial President Discusses Importance of Flexibility in Material Handling

Ed Brown, founder of Topper Industrial is a very driven, forward thinking entrepreneur. In 1994, he opened the operations of Topper Industrial, a leading manufacturer of various material handling equipment in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Brown currently resides as the CEO of the company, while overseeing Sales and Research & Development. The company proves highly innovative in finding solutions to the needs of an ever changing industrial work environment. 

Brown is an inventor of many industrial cart and conveyors solutions. He holds several patents through his years running Topper. The patents relate to ergonomics and safety. They cover mechanical advancements on Topper’s tow bar, couple system and cart handle. Ed also holds a patent on tilt carts. Many other Topper products are patent pending.  

Brown is a proud Alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering. Brown has many accomplishments in his distinguished career, but the most significant is being able to found and help run the day to day operations of a world class material handling solutions’ company. It is very humbling to have something you have created evolve into something considered to be one of the best companies in your industry in regards to product design and quality. Brown is often referred to as the “Father of Fork Free Delivery Carts.”

Brown is constantly pursuing product diversity in order to make Topper Industrial the most unique material handling solutions’ company in the United States.  His vison is to evolve into a sole source for supplying all that is required for assembly line.  

About Topper Industrial

For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. Topper products keep material moving from the dock to the cart to the assembly line.

From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.

Ed Brown, the founder of Topper Industrial, holds several patents related to ergonomics and safety. The patents cover mechanical advancements on Topper’s Tow Bar, Couple and Handle. He also holds a patent on tilt carts. Many other Topper products are patent pending.

While working with so many major manufacturers across North America, the team understands the importance of ergonomics and safety making it the top priority when designing custom solutions for clients.  Because Topper Industrial understands the importance of safety, the company supports a fork truck free approach.

Learn more at www.forktruckfree.com

Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar.

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Company Name: Topper Industrial
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Phone: 262-886-6931
Address:1729 NE Frontage Road
City: Sturtevant
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Website: www.topperindustrial.com