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Federal Foam Technologies announced today that it has achieved a Silver Medal from EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. This is the first year the company has earned a medal from EcoVadis. Federal Foam scored in the top 25% globally of over 120,000 companies worldwide.

EcoVadis is the global standard for business sustainability ratings. The EcoVadis assessment evaluates 21 sustainability criteria across four core themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. More than 120,000 companies globally have been rated by EcoVadis. EcoVadis’ business sustainability ratings are based on international sustainability standards such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and the ISO 26000 standard. The ratings provide an evidenced-based analysis on performance and an actionable roadmap for continuous improvement.



Federal Foam Technologies, an industry leader in custom fabrication of flexible cellular and plastic materials, recently acquired an industrial property located at 511 Wisconsin Drive in New Richmond, WI.

“We are excited for this opportunity to bolster our operations,” said Wyman Smith, President & CEO of Federal Foam Technologies. “As our company continues to grow its customer base, expanding our infrastructure allows us to extend our reach, enhance our offerings, and continue to build a robust team.”

The new property includes one industrial 47,000-square foot building on 4.3 acres of land, adjacent to the company’s existing plant at 600 Wisconsin Drive. Over the next several months, the Federal Foam team will strategically plot out the new building’s footprint and engage in renovations to maximize use of the new space. Additional customer service, shipping and receiving, and planning personnel are already being brought on to support Federal Foam’s burgeoning business.

For over 75 years, Federal Foam Technologies has supplied its customers with millions of components of the highest quality foam, fiber, and plastic material. Serving those in markets such as agriculture, commercial vehicles, construction, furniture, medical, packaging, and more, the business has four divisions located throughout the upper Midwest and ships its products across the globe. As the business continues to grow its national plant footprint, the acquisition of new property will support Federal Foam’s goals to expand operations and further enhance the businesses’ warehousing and storage capacity.

“This expansion is a testament to our continued success and growth as a company,” said Todd Kidder, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Federal Foam Technologies. “With two locations near one another, we’re looking forward to reinforcing our state-of-the-art plant operations in New Richmond with additional space, capacity and talent.”

About Federal Foam Technologies

Federal Foam Technologies is a custom fabricator of flexible cellular and plastic materials, with capabilities in Engineering and Research & Development. With nearly 500K square feet of manufacturing space across four plants in the upper Midwest. We service customers globally in several markets, including agriculture, construction, power sports, truck / bus, medical, industrial, and retail / consumer products.


Todd Kidder

Federal Foam Technologies

715-243-3602 tkidder@federalfoam.com





Federal Foam Technologies Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

[NEW RICHMOND, WI]—October 13, 2022—Federal Foam Technologies, a business specializing in the custom fabrication of foam, plastic and fiber products, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“We are excited for Federal Foam Technologies to be recognized as a women-owned business and the opportunities this presents for us,” said Claire Newton, President & CEO of Federal International Inc., parent company of Federal Foam. “This certification will bring Federal Foam new business and partnerships with market-leading companies who are not only seeking our products and services but also value working with a diverse supply base.”

The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the WBDC Midwest is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business, interview and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

About Federal Foam Technologies:

Federal Foam Technologies is a custom fabricator of flexible cellular and plastic materials, with capabilities in engineering and research and development. The company services customers across the U.S. and internationally in several markets, including agriculture, construction, power sports, truck/bus, medical and retail / consumer products.

About WBENC: Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 17,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 350 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.



July 21, 2021

Please come see us this summer at the Design 2 Part Show in Schaumburg, IL August 4-5th, 2021




March 25, 2020

We are proud to be supporting and protecting the brave and committed medical and response workers around this country.  A simple foam strip attached to a simple plastic shield...addressing a complicated and serious situation.  Hoping to squash this virus very soon!   Please be safe, smart and considerate as we all navigate through these uncharted waters in our history.   Todd R. Kidder - EVP Sales and Marketing





Feb 26, 2020

Federal Foam Technologies Expansion Earns Silver Project of Distinction Award


Earlier in February, Associated Builders and Contractors held the Projects of Distinction awards ceremony and banquet in Wisconsin Dells. Derrick Companies earned a Silver Projects of Distinction Award for the Federal Foam Technologies expansion project which was completed in 2019.

Projects are evaluated by 17 judges who put their architectural, engineering, and construction knowledge to work with a tough set of criteria. They award projects based on safety, craftsmanship, execution and coordination, budgeting, scheduling, difficult and unusual challenges, owner satisfaction, and overall distinctiveness. 

Learn more about the award and the project when you click here



March 17, 2020

Come visit our booth #2408 at the 2020 FoamExpo North America in Novi, Michigan (new dates) August 25th - 27th, 2020 to learn about our new product offerings. 





Sept 3, 2019

Federal Foam participates in community solar panel project. 

What is community solar?

Community solar, often referred to as a community solar garden is, in basic terms, a solar electric array that generates renewable energy and/or bill credits to multiple subscribers within the community. Subscribers or program participants can include local residents, businesses and non-profit organizations. Participating customers pay to subscribe to the program, and in turn, receive a credit on their monthly electric bill based on the solar energy production of the project.

Learn more about this program




July 12, 2019

Press Release: Federal Foam Technologies, Inc. Warehouse Open House

New Richmond, WI - Federal Foam recently completed a 100,000 sq ft warehouse expansion to our New Richmond facility.  Our team welcomed community members and employees to join us in a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting. 







June 12, 2018

Press Release:  Federal Foam Technologies, Inc. Warehouse Expansion

New Richmond, WI - Federal Foam broke ground recently to mark the start of a 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse expansion for shipping, receiving, tool storage, raw materials, assembly activities, training and conference events.  This expansion will have a 60ft causeway connected to the original FFT production facility.   Anticipated completion date will be January 21, 2019. 


Federal Foam Technologies, Inc. is an industry leader in custom fabrication of flexible cellular and plastic materials.

Our global footprint employs approximately 400 people with over 1 million square feet (93,000 m²+) of manufacturing space in Europe and North America.  Company sales exceed $175 million.



April 1st, 2018

Press Release:  Federal Foam Technologies, Inc. purchases Modern Quilters.

New Richmond, WI - Federal Foam Technologies, Inc. will be acquiring the assets of the Modern Quilters operations located at 62038 MN Highway 24, Litchfield, MN 55355.

Modern Quilters was started in 1950 in Minneapolis, MN to service and support the Outerwear Industry, which was a major part of the Textile Industry in the United States, at that time.

From 1950-1990, Modern Quilters grew their outerwear business, during which time, expanding the quilting product line to include furniture pads, materials for oven mitts, pot holders, horse blankets, and other unique and specialty products.

In 1990, Modern Quilters moved to Litchfield, MN into a facility that better served their growing business needs. In 1996, the company installed their first flame laminator, as a response to requests from footwear customers to offer an alternative to quilted boot linings. By 2002, the laminating business was expanding into a variety of markets that included after-market automotive, agricultural industry, recreational vehicles and other miscellaneous industrial applications. In 2008, Modern Quilters installed a second flame laminator to handle increased sales and guarantee a continuous supply of product to their established and growing customer base. Since then, Modern Quilters continued to expand its production of quilting goods, along with expanding their laminating competences.

Relocating Modern Quilter’s capabilities into our Cokato, MN factory, within the structure of our core business capabilities, will give FFT a stronger presence in corresponding markets, and further strengthen our mission as a world class supplier of custom flexible fabricated articles and supplies.

FFT - Management Staff


January 9, 2017

Federal Foam Technologies, Inc. earns recognition as a John Deere “Partner-level Supplier” for the third consecutive year.

Moline, IL – Federal Foam has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.  The New Richmond, Wisconsin based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on January 11, 2017 in Bettendorf, IA

Federal Foamis a supplier of plastic, acoustical, thermal, interior trim and misc. flexible materials,to John Deere’s operations in North America and other international locations.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness.  John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.


April 27, 2016

Read about us in May's 2016 issue of Manufacturing Today


February 2, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Federal Foam Technologies, Inc. has recently acquired the business assets of Advanced Components Technologies, Inc. (ACT), a Worthington Industries Company, based in Northwood, Iowa.


ACT has been a leader for five decades in the ON/OFF-ROAD Highway marketplace supplying fabricated interior cab trim componentry, acoustical insulation products, molded plastics parts, heat shielding materials and other miscellaneous custom flexible fabricated items.


The joining of these ACT assets will give FFT a stronger presence in corresponding markets, and will further strengthen our mission and core competencies as a world class supplier of custom flexible fabricated articles and materials.