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Company creates manufacturing jobs in Chicago

Posted on January 5, 2015

PECO Pallet is busy creating more manufacturing jobs in Chicago.

The company has opened a flagship depot at 2924 East 126th St. in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood.

The company currently employs 65 people in Chicago and with this new facility, plans to grow to more than 100 employees over the next two years.

PECO’s new Chicago depot can process up to 500,000 pallets per month and store up to 250,000 pallets making it the company’s largest location.

Companies in Chicago and across North America utilize PECO’s sturdy wood block pallets to ship their products to grocery and warehouse retailers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Empty pallets are then picked up and returned to PECO depots, where they are inspected, cleaned, and repaired as needed before being reissued.

Depot services include receiving, inspecting, sorting, cleaning, repairing, painting and storing PECO’s distinctive high quality red pallets. The new depot has a focus on workstation layout and state-of-the-art equipment designed in an effort to minimize operator steps and maximize pallet quality. The Chicago facility will be the company’s largest location and represents consolidation of seven locations into one operation.

“Chicago provided PECO Pallet with three things that it needed to grow – incomparable access to critical transportation routes, proximity to its clients in the City of Chicago and nearby, and the talent that it needs to continue to grow. This new depot is an example of how Chicago is helping businesses to do business, and bringing jobs to neighborhoods across the City.”