JA Frate Press Release!

JA Frate Groundbreaking Ceremony 

Congratulations to JA Frate on their expansion! Not only are they one of our long time and valued investors supporting our efforts to impact McHenry County’s economy, but they were recognized as an MCEDC Business Champion in 2016! 


JA Frate Breaks Ground on Building Expansion

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, local transportation and distribution company JA Frate held a groundbreaking ceremony at their headquarters in McHenry. The event commemorated the start of construction of a 40,000 square foot expansion as a result of growing customer demand. This extensive addition is a testament to the rapid growth and success of the company. In attendance were representatives of the City of McHenry Mayor Wayne Jett, Director of Economic Development Doug Martin, Superintendent Ryan Schwalenberg, and Ross Polerecky of the Department of Community Development. Also in attendance were representatives from American Community Bank, the McHenry County Economic Development Committee, M-3 Construction, Gillespie Design Group, and Condon Engineering.

Names for the photo left to right are – Jeff Jennings, JA Logistics – Jim Jennings, JA Frate – Wayne Jett, Mayor of McHenry – Doug Jennings, CEO JA Frate – Jill Dinsmore, President JA Frate

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