About Us

The Topper Industrial Family

Topper Industrial is the leading manufacturer of custom-built material handling equipment in North America. Topper is family owned with more than twenty years of experience creating lean material handling solutions for the supply chain. Topper was incorporated in 1996 by Ed Brown. Topper was  initially created to be a custom metal fabrication and weld shop. By 1998, with Ed’s engineering background and creative nature, Topper was well on its way to becoming one of the world’s best industrial cart manufacturer. Today, it has grown to design and manufacture all the equipment needed to move material and deliver line side. Topper Industrial’s reputation is built on honest, hardworking and reliable workmanship. Ed Brown holds various patents on industrial carts and like components and many more patent pending products. 

Ed Brown and his wife, Jan have five children. Each of those children work at Topper today. Ed and Jan taught their children a great work ethic. They were taught to “find the work you love and most importantly, have fun doing it.” With a great admiration for their parents’ hard work and determination, each child brought a unique talent and knowledge to the company. In 2010, Ryan, Ed and Jan’s eldest son took position as President of Topper Industrial.  Ryan, heading the next generation of Topper Industrial with all of his four siblings in key roles within the company. Cynthia Placencia, the eldest daughter is the CFO. Eric Brown, the youngest son is Vice-President of Research and Development. Jillian Burrow, the middle daughter is the company’s Marketing Manager. And Jenna Walter, the youngest daughter is the Safety Manager. Each contribute in helping the company create new innovative solutions to material handling needs for the next generations to come. Ed Brown oversees as CEO and Head of Research and Development currently, while the rest of the family and nearly 100 employees maintain the best quality and family culture.

Topper Industrial has a great team of people working hard each day to create the most reliable and innovative material handling products for our customers. Combined with over 40 years of experience in the material handling industry, Topper’s team of highly skilled engineers, designers and skilled workers is especially equipped to design and build Industrial Carts (Mother / Daughter Cart Systems, Quad Steer Carts or Tracking Carts, Specialized Delivery Carts, Transfer Carts with Roller Deck, Static Carts, Rotation Carts, Tilt Carts or Kitting Carts), Industrial Cart Components (Cart Parts Department), Industrial Containers (Corrugated and Wire Mesh Containers), PalletsLift/Tilt SystemsRacking and Tube & Joint. Topper is very proud of the dedication each and every team member has for developing quality products for ever changing needs across the supply chain.   

Topper’s team is eager to help create solutions for every customer’s material flow requirements.   All customers quickly become part of the extended Topper family. Contact us today at sales@topperindustrial.com.

“Keeping your material in motion.”