MENDOTA – Exciting things are on the horizon for Starved Rock Wood Products.
The Mendota company, which has locations at 1605 Division St. and on Washington Street in the former RR Donnelly building, plans to add even more to its operations.
Peter Limberger, owner / investor, and Keith Miller, president and CEO, announced that SRWP will expand its facilities and create more jobs in the years to come.
Limberger noted that SRWP has expansion plans to build a modern 25,000 square foot showroom for all of the products the company manufactures, as well as a larger warehouse at its Washington Street site. The two-story showroom would be located on the site of the old McDonald’s restaurant and the warehouse would be to the west of the existing building.
With that, the company is expected to create 50 to 80 jobs over the next two years, on top of the roughly 100 additional employees it has added over the past two years. With more employees, SRWP could potentially add second and third shifts to its operations.
Limberger compared the planned showroom at Good’s Furniture Company in Kewanee, as SRWP hopes to attract people from across the Midwest to Mendota.
“We would like to be a place where people come to Mendota for kitchen cabinets and furniture,” he said. “We hope this will attract a lot of people and make Mendota a destination. “
Limberger said he was pleased with the support the SRWP has received from the City of Mendota for the construction of the modern and highly automated Washington Street manufacturing facility over the past two and a half years. He is also proud of the company’s apprenticeship program in cooperation with IVCC and the Ministry of Labor for young people directly from high school. And, he looks forward to working with the city on the company’s upcoming projects.
In addition to the two Mendota locations, SRWP employs approximately a dozen people at a facility in Madison, Wisconsin, and owns the Starved Rock Cabinetry showroom at Abt’s Design Center in Glenview.
Starved Rock Wood Products is a full-service carpentry company for residential, multi-family and commercial construction projects. It supplies wood stairs, pre-assembled doors and custom kitchen cabinets as well as all wood trim for the residential market. For the commercial market, SRWP supplies hotels, hospitals, schools, offices and multi-family projects with all their carpentry needs: custom laminate and wood veneer cabinets, reception desks and wall panels, as well as solid surface counters and custom carpentry parts. .