From the very beginning, our founder and patriarch Mr. James E. Reilly, also affectionately known as ‘R’, was the visionary leader behind F.N. Sheppard. Great work and business ethic, integrity, principles are just a few of the attributes that best describe what ‘R’ instilled in this business throughout his life with F.N. Sheppard. A strong believer in innovative creativity that managed to maintain a fiscally conservative approach. Want to know more about F.N. Sheppard? Keep reading.


“Growth and profit through Excellence, Innovation and the utilization of People, advanced technology, equipment and materials. Complete Dedication to our Customers and their need for Excellence.”

His character drove ceaseless growth and development that brought us from a small belt fabrication shop, to a global leader in the specialty belting industry. Never retiring, he continued his legacy by working up until his passing at the age of 88 in 2015. Our workforce, staff, and management are comprised of several years of service, great experience, and expertise. Our strongest and most prevalent attribute is our staff.

Over the years we have and continue to invest in the growth of our business through our commitment to invest heavily in the training, health and safety, continuous education, and self-improvement classes for our entire F.N. Sheppard family. This commitment has allowed us remain a global leader in the specialty belting products industry. It also allows us great flexibility and ingenuity when working with our customer’s belt designs. As a leader in the Specialty-Belting industry, F.N. Sheppard will continue to deliver services and products that are second to none.

Mr. James E. Reilly

Founder & Patriarch

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