Illini Hi-Reach Opens Fourth Location
CHICAGO, IL Founded in early 1993, Illini Hi-Reach, Inc. was formed on one basic principle - to provide the safest and most productive aerial work platforms and material handling equipment available in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. That principle has never been truer as it is today as Illini Hi-Reach expands further into Indiana with the opening of their fourth location in Crown Point.
"Our expansion into northwest Indiana was based on our historic success and presence in this market as well as continuing customer requests to have us expand into Indiana," said President Larry Workman. "With our new Crown Point facility, it's a 'win-win' for all involved - our customers and our company."
In addition to being the new corporate headquarters for Illini Hi-Reach, the new facility will provide maintenance, major repair and refurbishing of the Illini Hi-Reach fleet; customer service work; and JLG factory-authorized safety/operational training certification (with a classroom/training area) for aerials and telehandlers. The Crown Point facility includes 26-foot ceiling height for the shop with a 20-ton overhead crane, external wash bay, multiple charging stations for electric scissors and boom lifts, and a state-of the art facility for aerials/telehandlers. This facility is one of the largest for this purpose in the midwest United States. The new 30,000-square-foot building is located on 6 acres located next to I-65 with easy access to the interstate.
The new location has and will continue to add employees thru 2016 in managerial/sales/hourly employee areas as needs arise. The Illini Hi-Reach rental fleet is returning to pre-recession size as Illini Hi-Reach continues to expand and grow with its large construction and industrial customer base; and continues to look for additional opportunities in neighboring markets for further expansion.
The facility is located at 520 E. 110th Avenue in Crown Point, Indiana. All in all, this JLG-authorized dealer and rental house now provides scissor lifts, boom lifts, and telehandlers from southern Wisconsin thru northern Illinois/greater Chicagoland to northwest Indiana and southwestern Michigan with 4 full-service locations.