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J-tec Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Opens Third Manufacturing Facility

EAST PEORIA, Illinois (August 4, 2015) - J-tec Industries, Inc., a custom manufacturer of material handling racks, carts and tugger system solutions, today announced that it is commemorating its ten-year anniversary with a grand opening of its third manufacturing facility in East Peoria, Illinois. The new 82,000 square foot facility, to be opened at the end of September at 255 Cilco Lane, will raise J-tec’s overall manufacturing capacity to 185,000 square feet. Employee and customer appreciation events will be held in early October, according to company officials. The company was formed in 2005.


“We have to celebrate this milestone for our company,” said J-tec founder and president, Jon Peterson. “We love helping our customers increase their productivity and profitability through increased efficiencies, lower costs and safer work environments. It is so rewarding to exceed our customer’s expectations in today’s lean manufacturing environment. Our business is growing because our customers are reaching their profit, safety, quality and performance improvement targets, in part, by implementing our solutions. If they don’t succeed, we don’t grow,” he stated.

Joe Knepp, J-tec’s vice-president and co-founder, added, “Our original rack and returnable packaging business continues to grow but our biggest growth and by far most in-demand product in our industry is our CarryMore® Tugger Cart Systems. To see these mother-daughter cart solutions fully implemented in major manufacturing facilities, eliminating fork-lift inefficiencies and safety risks, and increasing delivery of materials to their lines, is what drives our success.”

The CarryMore® Tugger Cart System is unique in that its patented Elemate™ engineering feature lifts “daughter” carts, carried by “mother” carts, completely off the floor without hydraulics, lessening noise and caster vibration and lowering the need to replace cart casters due to tugging wear, according to Knepp. The CarryMore’s® tight turning radius, aided by an additional quad-steer option for the mother carts, is increasingly vital in smaller plant aisle ways today, according to Knepp, himself an engineer.

“We’ll continue to develop and grow our design and engineering teams and our production teams to meet the demands of our customers,” said Peterson. Our entire employee base is proud, committed and ready to meet the opportunities ahead. We’ve invested in our future here. It is very challenging and exciting,” he added.

For more on J-tec’s products and services, along with videos of their products, visit www.jtecindustries.com.


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