ROCK ISLAND, IL - Crawford Company hosted a ribbon cutting and open house for the company’s newly renovated 20,000-sq. ft. facility Wednesday at 730 31st Avenue, Rock Island, IL. Quad Cities Chamber Ambassadors, Crawford employees, members of the community and local businesses were in attendance.
Mayor Mike Thoms and Chamber President Paul Rumler offered comments on the project and the impact in the community. Crawford Company owners Ian Frink and Jim Maynard Jr. spoke about the company's expansion to the new building and offered thanks to the local businesses involved in the renovation project. Crawford Brewing Equipment Manager Keith Gerks shared the history of the Brewing Equipment Division and its growth in the microbrew market.
Guests enjoyed food and drink provided by Hy-Vee, Rock Island. Beer was provided by Crawford Brew Works, brewed in Crawford brewing equipment.
The total investment for the project was $550,000. The City of Rock Island provided assistance and support, contributing approximately 9% of the funding. American Bank and Trust provided the remainder of the financing.
The new facility will be utilized by Crawford’s Brewing Equipment Division. The 20,000 sq. ft. building offers a larger production floor and increased space for inventory.
Crawford Brewing Equipment provides micro-brewers with functional and aesthetically pleasing equipment that is Made in the USA. Typical product offerings include: Stainless Steel Steam Fired Brewhouse, Steam Heated Mash Tun, Brew Kettles, Hot Liquor Tank, Brewing Platform, Keg Washer, Pumps, Valves, Heat Exchanger, Controls, Fermenters, and more. Crawford offers turnkey solutions with design, fabrication, and installation capabilities. Since 2013, Crawford has operated the Brewing Equipment Division. Crawford systems are located throughout the country with over 75 installations. Learn more at.
Crawford Company’s other divisions (HVAC, Plumbing, Fabrication, Monoxivent) will all remain located at the headquarters location at 1306 Mill St. Crawford also has a facility in Dubuque, IA.