About Us

Man does not exist merely in the present, absent of past or future. Those who have a deep appreciation of the past and a clear view of the future will undoubtedly succeed. The past provides us with a treasure of lessons and experiences, and the future gives us hope, direction, and above all, a goal. Soon you will see that you have become an integral part of a company with a rich and interesting heritage and a limitless future.

In 1929, a man by the name of Dr. Allen founded Federal Chemical Company, Inc. He realized the widespread popularity of oriental rugs at the time and their vulnerability to insect attack. A brilliant chemist, he developed a chemical mothproofer to control carpet beetles and moths, thereby protecting these sometimes priceless rugs from damage. He then hired several men to apply this new formula and thus the seed of a service company was planted.

He now had the product, but it needed a name. He knew the name had to be original, colorful, distinctive, and descriptive. After much work, he originated the name Arab (pronounced A' rab) a term derived, in this case, from the theme of the Arabian Nights. The new label had a certain romantic flair, giving illusions of flying Persian carpets and still other mysteries of the East. From that day forward, people have been intrigued by the name while at the same time realizing that it truly is a standard of excellence

ARAB's fleet of yellow trucks, Canary Yellow is very distinctive. This was started over 20 years ago in an attempt to make us stand out from our competitors. We feel that this was and continues to be accomplished. The makes ARAB the home of the yellow truck.


Contact Us

Anderson       765-642-4208
Greenwood     317-888-1999
Indianapolis    317-545-1275
Lafayette    765-742-4370
Toll Free      800-233-2722

For other service locations please consult your local yellow pages.