A business that started out 20 years ago as just one couple and a truck at their rural Quincy residence unveiled its new DeGraff office and warehouse that serves as headquarters for its ever-growing operation.
FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Casey Schindewolf, right, points to features inside one of the two Schindewolf Express Inc. warehouses in DeGraff during a Wednesday open house event. ABOVE: Suzie and Dan Schindewolf speak at the new DeGraff headquarters. The business has grown in the past 20 years from an operation with Mr. Schindewolf as the lone truck driver to a company that now employs 52 people. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)
Dan Schindewolf began driving truck as an independent hauler in 1991, and he and his wife, Suzie incorporated Schindewolf Express Inc. in 1994.
In 1997 they got a contract with Advanced Composites of Sidney, which supplies bulk plastic material to Honda and other auto manufacturers, and they eventually branched out to serve a total of 10 customers.
And on Wednesday, they showed off the 5,000-square-foot office and attached warehouse with 10,000-square-feet and another 40,000-square-foot warehouse with rail spur access just across Boggs Street.
They took ownership in January of the buildings that have housed Mid-States Packaging and other businesses, but spent the first four months of the year cleaning, remodeling and preparing them for use.
The location now serves as the center of operations for the business’ 52 employees, 34 trucks and 36 bulk trailers.
“Dan and I have always believed that God has a plan for us not to fail,” said Mrs. Schindewolf, who is CEO. “We just kept working at it truck-by-truck and we grew. We’re also blessed that God has placed wonderful people around us.”
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