In 1945, Lawrence Walker left his position as plant manager of a local manufacturer to start his own business. Using his life savings and a mortgage on the family home, he purchased a vacant industrial facility where he founded Streator Dependable Mfg. His vision was to develop a successful business that would continue to expand and prosper throughout the years and provide financial opportunity for his family and future generations.
Mr. Walker focused on growing his company by fabricating metal products for a variety of industries. He was joined by his sons at the end of WWII and over the next several decades, facilities and equipment were added to serve our expanding customer base. Quality products and excellent customer service have been the hallmark of Streator Dependable Mfg. throughout the years.
Some six decades later, Streator Dependable Mfg. is part of a group of manufacturing companies, which are held by the Walker family. Four generations strong (5 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 4 great grandsons and 1 great granddaughter) along with a dedicated staff of talented people, the companies continue to thrive. Streator Dependable is a 240,000 sq. ft. facility which houses an impressive array of equipment and currently employs approximately 50 individuals.Streator Dependable specializes in designing and fabricating material handling products to address our customer’s handling needs. In addition, we provide fabrication services of O.E.M. parts and components to a variety of customers.
Through our commitment to quality and the continuous improvement of our business systems, processes and capabilities, we look forward to serving our customers for decades to come. At Streator Dependable Mfg. we provide value by understanding our customer’s needs and striving to exceed expectations.