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10 Jan


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Fast-Rite International, Inc., a supplier of Fasteners, Stampings, Fittings and Assemblies and inventory management programs to manufacturers all over the USA and Mexico, announced they have acquired the Industrial facility in the John W. Kelsey Business and Technology Park at 1791 Samuel Andrews Drive in Greenville, IL.

The modern 30,000 square foot facility (expandable to 120,000 sq. ft.), formerly serving as the distribution center for Maredy Candy will be used to serve Fast-Rite’s customers in Central / Southern Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee, and to serve future growth in these areas. Headquartered in Glendale Heights, IL, Fast-Rite also has operations near El Centro, CA. Another new facility is planned for the Laredo, TX area in 2014.

The Kelsey Park Location was chosen for its ideal transportation with access to multiple class 2 railroads and immediate interstate access, said Mr. George Woods, President, Fast-Rite International, Inc. “Just as important, we found that Greenville is an ideal family –friendly environment for our employees who will run the facility”, said Woods, “And that’s important to us, we’re a family-oriented company. . Greenville’s cost of living is reasonable but the quality of life is high. We expect our people to be very happy there.

Fast-Rite will primarily rely on the area resident for staffing this distribution facility. An Email address ( been set up for applicants. Recruiting will begin locally starting in January 2014, and the facility will be open and ready for business in late February, 2014.

For more information contact Jim Gillespie at 630.942.6270.


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