The Company

Our History


Our Beginnings

It began in 1959, when Wilbur Feagan and Paul Higley pooled their resources and founded F&H in Springfield, Missouri. Catering primarily to the small, independent dairies and cheese plants that dotted the Ozarks landscape, they traveled around in panel trucks with parts and supplies on hand, orders to be delivered, and relationships to build.

With the passage of time, the landscape of our business has changed — gone are the days of the small, independent dairies and cheese plants, replaced by or integrated into larger processors with the ability to capitalize on new technologies and economies of scale. F&H has successfully adapted to the changes in our business, but one thing remains the same: the importance we place on our relationship with you, our business partner.

As We Grow

For many years, our calling card has been "We Care." Our ability to help when needed has bolstered our growth and allowed us to partner with many successful companies. Those partnerships require us grow. In the early 1980s, we opened our second facility in Springdale, Arkansas. Several years later, our third facility opened in St. Louis, Missouri, followed by an additional location in St. Joseph, Missouri.

In 1998, Special Products, a national supplier of sanitary food processing equipment and supplies, was acquired by F&H and fully integrated in 2005. The acquisition of Special Products allowed us to further grow our product offerings, and our recent expansion into California will enhance our service to customers on the West Coast.

Most recently we have added a facilities in:

  • Tulare, California
  • Auburn, Washington
  • Clackamas, Oregon
  • Dallas, Texas

Our message is simple and consistent — whether you are a small entrepreneur or a large corporation, we are available to help. Operating in North America and representing more than 50 manufacturers and the best products in our industry, we have solutions that will meet your needs.


Get In Touch

Let us know who you are and what you need, and our staff will follow up with you to provide information and solutions. Just give us a call at 417.881.6114 or fill out the form below. We look forward to serving you!

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