What do Facebook, Caterpillar, Stanley Black and Decker and Volkswagen have in common? The answer lies in Central Illinois with the material handling equipment manufacturer: Jtec Industries. These big businesses are all loyal customers of the company, established in East Peoria over a decade ago.
Jtec Industries develops and manufactures innovative material handling equipment such as industrial carts and autonomous delivery systems for their customers. They are known for inventing and manufacturing the CarryMore Tugger Cart System, a mother-daughter cart tugging solution, along with the CarryMatic No-Touch Materials Movement System, an operator-free delivery cart system. These products enable businesses to transport parts and other materials throughout their assembly and distribution centers.
Jtec Industries is committed to serving customers around the world, from small privately-owned companies to multinational corporations. They help clients looking to improve material handling processes and reduce the need for forklifts, which help to lower costs, increase productivity and improve safety in their facilities.
Their name stems from their founders’ first names that both start with “J”, Jon Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, and Joe Knepp, Chief Technology Officer and three benefits they strive to give every customer: access to the best Technology, wisely integrating staff Experience, and encouraging engaged Commitment.
The company has its humble beginnings in East Peoria and continues to serve their wide customer base from the same location. Since its founding in 2004, Jtec Industries has grown and expanded to have over 185,000 square feet of manufacturing space. In addition, they have positioned themselves for rapid growth in the coming years.
Jtec Industries has been a great player in the Peoria area as a local economic contributor and an employer of more than 100 individuals. They are a prime example of the kind of innovation and achievement the Greater Peoria Area can foster.