About Our Company

Fred T. Eberhardt Jr. (left) and James Wells (right), sales representatives for Iowa Midland Supply in 1967 at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Mini Tool Show.

our history

Where it started

F.T.E Sales was named after Fred T. Eberhardt Jr., a Moline, Illinois native who was a sales representative and Vice President for Iowa midland Supply from 1957 to 1992. Fred Eberhardt co-founded World Class Industries, a new business with Patrick R. Cobb in 1992. Located in Hiawatha, Iowa, World Class Industries supplies and assembles for equipment makers such as John Deere and Caterpillar. Mr. Eberhardt retired in 1995.