Company Profile

Southern Folger Detention Equipment Company is synonymous with excellence and quality in product design, materials, and craftsmanship, as well as facility construction, service, repair and retrofit.  By combining the strength of the two pioneer United States detention equipment manufacturers, Southern Steel founded in 1897, and Folger Adam established in 1905, Southern Folger equipment and workmanship can be found in thousands of facilities around the world, and our equipment is specified by design professionals that demand only the best.

Combining Tradition and Technology  

Folger Adam is synonymous with quality and excellence in product materials, design, and craftsmanship. The traditional experience of Southern Steel and Folger Adam can be seen in thousands of facilities in the US and around the world. Check out the full product line here.

A New Chapter  

A year after the merger, Southern Folger introduced its Certified Detention Equipment Contractor Program along with the launch of a stocking distributor.

From Locking Systems to Security Equipment  

Folger Adam Company’s focus is on staying America’s best security equipment maker by offering state-of-the-art electric strikes, faceplates, and sliding door locking systems. 

Flying Towards the Future  

Today, Southern Folger provides integrated solutions for detention facilities by offering high-security products customized for the environment.

Landmark Acquisition 

Phelps-Tointon, Inc., which acquired Southern Steel Company in 1989, acquired Folger Adam Security, Inc. in 2004 and the companies merged to form Southern Folger Detention Equipment Company.