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About Joliet Equipment Corp.

JOLIET Equipment Corp. has been supplying North America with quality and value in large electric motors and repair services for over 75 years. We serve everyone from paper mills and steel mills to the chemical and OEM manufacturing industries. The company's products and services include oil field traction motors, large AC and DC electric motors, severe duty electric motors, 2-speed electric motors, balancing services, maintenance training, rebuilt electric motors to 10,000 HP, high-efficiency electric motors, high-torque electric motors, AC and DC electric motor repair and rebuild service and used electric motor procurement.

JOLIET Equipment Corporation:

JEC OwnersA Time-Honored Tradition of Quality and Service
If you didn't know better, you would think electricity ran through the veins of the boys in the Keck family. Ever since William Keck, Sr. started fixing electric motors in his garage as a means of providing for his family in the early 1930s, the Keck family has been providing industries, large and small, with a superior product backed by unparalleled service.

This family business became a full-fledged endeavor when William, Sr. opened his full-time electric motor repair shop on Bluff Street in Joliet, Illinois during World War II. The business continued to flourish and grow in the post-war years thanks to an unwavering commitment to hard work and high quality, and in 1954 JOLIET Equipment Corporation was founded. By this time, William' sons, Jack, Bill and Norman, were managing the business which was dedicated entirely to motor sales and repairs.

The Keck sons and grandsons continued to join the family business and it grew into what is now a nationally recognized provider of top quality new and used electric motors. Currently occupying more than 100,000 square feet of the American Institute building, located on the corner of Doris Avenue and South Chicago Street in Joliet, Illinois, the company continues to thrive due to the dedication and skill of its employees.

Today, JOLIET Equipment Corporation is owned by Argosy Partners and MTN Capital Partners and remains focused on growth through expanding global marketing venues, and true to its founding principles of meeting the needs of customers with unequaled product quality...at prices that make sense.

Joliet Equipment Serves You Everyday

As you read this, you are likely enjoying the fruits of one or more of Joliet's Quality electric motors. Your electricity could be from one of the many power plants nationwide that has Joliet-supplied motors or repair services. Your car is likely running on fuel from a well drilled with a Joliet motor, which was then pumped & refined at facilities with Joliet-supplied motors or repair service.

If you've been to Chicago's O'Hare Airport, or used the rail system or been to Atlanta for the Olympics, you've been moved by Joliet maintained or built traction motors. Your car and its components likely came from a factory with Joliet-supplied motors and your house's roof and siding started life in factories with Joliet motors.

Even the food on your table may have been processed by one of our motors. In other words, we touch your life every day through the many markets we serve:

  • Automobile shredding.
  • Oil & Gas drilling/exploration.
  • Oil refining.
  • Marine propulsion.
  • Mining, mine hoists.
  • Rail transportation.
  • Steel processing.
  • Pipelines.
  • Foodstuffs processing.
  • Dredging.
  • Petrochemical.
  • Power generation.
  • Rubber polymer mixers.
  • Mass transit.
  • We're always ready to do more.
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How can we help your business today?

A Quiet Evolution

Ever since the start of the business back in the 1930s, JOLIET Equipment Corporation has been providing electric motors --- new and rebuilt, large and small --- for American industry. Traditionally, buyers heard about us primarily by word-of-mouth. Our reputation for delivering the highest quality new and rebuilt AC and DC motors, drive systems, is well-known in the industry and has been an important ingredient of our success for over 70 years.

Due to our continued growth and progress, we made a decision that it was time for JOLIET Equipment Corporation to further evolve into a company that would make its expertise available to the many industries that had not yet benefited from the "Joliet Experience." Thanks to this move, every industry can now experience the same commitment to superior electric motors and prices as the leaders in the steel, rubber, paper, utility and petrochemical industries have enjoyed for over a half-century. In response to this exciting direction we have developed a line of new powerhouses from out New Joliet Traction Motors to GE, HITACHI, TECO-Westinghouse, Baldor-Dodge-Reliance, Siemens, WEG, Leeson, and ABB, to name a few.

While JOLIET Equipment Corporation has changed with the times, some things remain the same. First and foremost, you can continue to count on us to offer JOLIET Guaranteed... our exclusive line of quality, rebuilt motors. Our company was founded as a source of professional rebuilt motors. We are good - in fact, very good - at it. We believe that when a quality, rebuilt motor will meet your needs as well as a new motor would, it makes good sense to cash-in on the 30 to 50 percent savings you can realize with a selection from the Joliet Guaranteed line.

That leads me to another important point: JOLIET Equipment Corporation has always been and continues to be just plain hard to beat when it comes to price. You will not find a company anywhere that is more flexible in meeting your budgetary needs than we are. We're ready to work with you to make sure you get the power you need at a price that makes sense to you.

We also realize you can't keep a backup motor on hand for every potential replacement need. But when the worst happens, as it sometimes does, and an important motor burns out without warning, you need help fast. That is the time to call JOLIET Equipment Corporation.

Our reputation for turning on a dime is almost legendary. We've been known to ship high horsepower motors all the way across the United States fast enough to allow the morning shift to go to work on time. When you need us, we'll be there! We have capabilities to help you no matter where you are located. We have regional warehouses all across the country stocked with the exact motor to fit your specific requirements. With our one-call service, all you need to do it pick up the telephone and dial our number. We'll take care of the rest.

We look forward to providing you with the best products and prices possible...when and where you need them. When the time comes, whether you need 30 horsepower or 3000, don't hesitate to pick up the telephone and dial 800.435.9350. We're ready and able to answer the call.

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