Motion Industries Relocates Mattoon, IL Branch

Recently moved into a new 6,000 square foot facility, Motion Industries' history in Mattoon spans four decades.

The Mattooon, IL branch of Motion Industries – No. 9 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List – relocated on March 23 to a new 6,000 square foot facility just one block down the road on Charleston Ave.

The move from its previous facility was to make room for expansion of an adjacent car dealership.

A press release from Branch Manager Jon Croft reported that the history of the Motion Industries Mattoon branch goes back four decades.

The history of Motion Industries in Mattoon dates back four decades.

"The facility was originally part of Illinois Bearing Co. (Berry Bearing Co.) and has operated in Mattoon since the mid to late 1970s," said Jon Croft, Mattoon Branch manager Jon Croft said. "Berry Bearing was purchased by Motion Industries back in 1997-1998. We then became a full Motion Industries branch sometime in 2000-2001."

Mattoon (pop. 18,300) is in east-central Illinois. The Motion Industries branch serves an area including nearby towns Effingham, Paris, Robinson, Shelbyville, and Tuscola.

​"Eight Mattoon branch employees in customer service, outside sales, delivery and warehouse, clerical, and management keep these customers’ facilities 'in motion,'" Croft said in a press release.

​Other regional branch locations include Champaign, Decatur, and Mount Vernon.

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