has been serving business and industry since 1913
. You will find our buildings are spacious for all your storage needs. We also offer indoor or outdoor storage
at a reasonable price.
The Kriegsman Transfer Company, one of five Foreign Trade Zone operators
in the Peoria area
, was established in 1913 by P.J. Kriegsman, an entrepreneur interested in transportation of goods. Beginning with only 32 horses, Kriegsman first hauled drayage and moved small household furniture and goods from their base on Broadway in Pekin. This early moving service blossomed into 40 years of service for the Mayflower trucking company.
After WWII, Kriegsman concentrated on their Trade Zone status, building several warehouses between 1948 and 1965 designed to store extra import stock for many area companies free of import duties until the stock was removed from the warehouse.
Since the warehouse moved to Koch Street in 1951, Kriegsman has expanded its service to include storage of seasonal and spare products for several area companies as well. The new facility covers 285,000 square feet and employs about 25 people. The Pekin warehouse is still in operation after over 80 years of service to the community.