Tuesday, 03 November 2020 12:49

More Joliet,IL, Success: Missouri Company Bringing 100-Plus Jobs

Written by Peter Feralk, Patch
SRC Logistics will be filling this spec building in Joliet on East Laraway Road.  SRC Logistics will be filling this spec building in Joliet on East Laraway Road.  Image via Google Maps


The coronavirus pandemic has created economic hardship and devastation for a lot of cities across the country, but Joliet, IL, officials insist they are not one of them.

Joliet's latest economic development success is SRC Logistics, a Springfield, MO, business that specializes in remanufacturing auto parts.


SRC Logistics will move into the 1 million-square foot spec building along East Laraway Road near the giant IKEA warehouse. SRC Logistics will be hiring more than 100 people to work at its new Joliet facility. The company plans to start hiring this month with the goal of opening early next year.


SRC Logistics will be at 1023 East Laraway Road. It's across the street from the Route 66 Chicagoland Speedway, which has an uncertain future.


In Joliet, employees with SRC Logistics are expected to process 1.8 million pieces of core per year.


City of Joliet Economic Development Specialist Derek Conley said that SRC Logistics takes car parts from older vehicles and determines if they can be reused. If the parts can be reused, SRC sends them back on the market, Conley explained.


It's his understanding that Joliet employees will be responsible for evaluating transmissions that will be delivered to the new Laraway Road location. If the auto parts are usable, the parts will then be sent off to another facility.


Conley is pleased to see the 1 million-square foot spec building will be filled. It had been the largest vacant spec building still available in Joliet.

"We have no more comparable to that size that are vacant," Conley told Joliet Patch last week. "This is the first use of the building."


According to a company news release, the Joliet employees can participate in SRC's employee stock ownership plan.


"Employee owners use what they have learned at SRC to build their communities and a strong future. That's what we want for Joliet," remarked Eric Lindgren, general manager for SRC Logistics Illinois Inc., in a company news release.


Lindgren will oversee the Joliet facility. To learn more about job opportunities with the new company coming to Joliet, visit its website here.


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