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About World Book Encyclopedia Inc Del

Scott Fetzer can help you cut through a soda can, clean up the mess, and then read about the vacuum that exists in outer space. The diversified manufacturer of consumer, commercial, and industrial products is a holding company for a group of more than 30 businesses. Among its best known activities are Adalet (electronic enclosure system), Kirby (vacuum cleaners), and World Book (encyclopedias and reference materials). Other holdings include Powerex (air systems), Northland (electric motors), Stahl (commercial truck and crane equipment), Arbortech (forestry bodies and chip bodies) and Western Enterprises (gas fittings).


The Scott Fetzer companies are a diversified group of more than 30 businesses that manufacture, distribute, service, and finance a wide variety of products for residential, industrial and institutional use. Companies operating under the Scott Fetzer umbrella include Adalet (electrical cable, control panels, enclosures, and related accessories), Altaquip (small engines repairs), Arbortech (forestry truck manufacturing), France, (neon electrical power saving systems for the sign industry), and Wayne Water systems (lawn, pool, and sewage pumps and pump systems).

Geographic Reach

Ohio-based, Scott Fetzer operates manufacturing facilities in Tennessee, Indiana, and Colorado.

Sales and Marketing

Scott Fetzer serves clients in various industries including consumer goods, electrical, financial, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Company Background

The company was founded in 1914.

World Book Encyclopedia Inc Del

180 N La Salle St Ste 900
Chicago, IL 60601-2500
Phone: 1 (312) 729-5800

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Employees (This Location): 150
Employees (All Locations): 159

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL