Koerner Distributor Expands to New Facility in Effingham
Koerner Distributor recently finished a relocation and expansion project of their new distribution and office complex. They moved from their 100,000 square foot location on Wabash Avenue to a 186,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located at the corner of South Raney Street and Pike Avenue.

Koerner Distributor has been in business since 1982 and has successfully grown to include a service area of 60 of the 102 Illinois counties. Their growth started with their first acquisition in 1984 leading to 31 more acquisitions The company's most recent acquisition being Orange and Blue in Champaign.

The expansion plan began two and a half years ago when Koerner Distributor hired a consultant to determine the best location for their operations along with plans on how the building should be laid out to get the optimal results. Luckily, the place Koerner Distributor calls home proved to be an outstanding location and building construction began. Koerner Distributor will be moving their operations and inventories from Carterville and Champaign, while still leaving drop sites in those locations, along with New Baden.

With the expansion into their entirely temperature controlled 186,000 square feet warehouse space, Koerner Distributor has also updated their technology and increased efficiency with an upgraded computer system and voice pick and walkie rider technology. Operations have increased from 150 cases picked per hour to 300 cases picked per hour. The company also purchased a new fleet of trucks to run on their newly optimized routes. The new Koerner Distributor Facility is now open in Effingham and is home to 230 full-time equivalent jobs.
Fritz Krampe Enterprises, LLC
Fritz Krampe Enterprises, LLC recently took ownership of the former John Boos and Co. metal plant at 603 East Fayette Avenue. This space is currently available for lease.

  • 25,500 square feet
  • 14ft to 18ft ceiling height
  • 2 dock doors
  • 2 ground-level overhead doors
  • overhead crane
  • fenced in area for outside storage

If interested, please contact Fritz Krampe at 217-343-1967 or fkrampe@sschadexpress.com or Todd Hull and Sasha Althoff at 217-342-5300.
February 2018 Employment Numbers
Effingham County
  • Labor Force: 18,757
  • Employment: 18,061
  • Unemployment Number: 696
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.7

Effingham Area Labor Force Summary (includes the following counties: Clay, Coles, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion and Shelby)
  • Total Labor Force: 98,163
  • Total Employment: 93,963
  • Total Unemployment: 4,200
  • Average Unemployment Rate: 4.5
A Look Back at February 2017
Effingham County

  • Labor Force: 18,965
  • Employment: 17,636
  • Unemployment Number: 929
  • Unemployment Rate: 6.0
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Todd Hull and Sasha Althoff