Ditch Witch Midwest and Schramm Construction Will Break Ground on New West Chicago Facility

by Sara Smith | Jul 16, 2018
Schramm Construction Corporation will break ground on the new Ditch Witch Midwest facility on July 25 at 1:00 p.m. Earl Harbaugh, CEO of Ditch Witch Midwest, will be joined by Mark Harbaugh, President of Ditch Witch Midwest, Fred Schramm, President of Schramm Construction Corporation, and West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda at the ceremony.
The new +40,000 square foot facility will be located at 1555 Atlantic Drive in West Chicago.  With the continued growth of Ditch Witch Midwest and Rentals Plus, along with the startup of 1st Choice Equipment, the companies have outgrown their current facility and yard space at 124 N. Schmale Road in Carol Stream.  

“Although we hate to be leaving the Village of Carol Stream, we are excited to be making our new home in the City of West Chicago.  This new building and yard space will give us the opportunity to train and hold customer schools on proper equipment operation and safety,” comments Mark Harbaugh. 

The new facility will include two advanced training rooms and over ½ acre of outdoor space to educate clients on the proper use of equipment and the overall Ditch Witch Midwest safety goals.  Other building amenities include a 3,000 square foot showroom, covered equipment storage, over 14,000 square feet of service area, and 12,000 square feet of warehouse space, in addition to private offices, conference rooms, and more.   The architect for the new facility is Eric Carlson of ECA Architects & Planners. 

Members of the media are welcome at the groundbreaking.  There will be a short reception following the groundbreaking with light refreshments. This is one of five other projects Schramm Construction is currently building.  Others include the Fox Valley Shooting Range state-of-the-art indoor firearms facility in Elgin, an addition at FONA International in Geneva, Price Circuits headquarters remodel in Elgin, and an addition at Christ Community Church in St. Charles. 

About Ditch Witch Midwest 
Founded in the 1970’s by Earl K. Harbaugh, Ditch Witch Midwest provides quality products for purchase or rent, as well as parts and service for underground construction.  The company currently operates five facilities with locations in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.  Their company philosophy is “commitment,” which can be seen in their high standards for products, services, and training.  For more information on Ditch Witch Midwest or their extensive line of products, call 800.243.1328 or visit 

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About Schramm Construction Corporation 
Located at 3520 Swenson Avenue in St. Charles, Schramm Construction Corporation was found in 1993 by Fred and Annette Schramm.  The construction firm offers design build, general contracting, and construction management services throughout the greater Chicagoland area.  Their portfolio showcases their strong project diversity including medical, industrial, retail, historic renovations, institutional, religious and more.  Excellence, integrity, valued relationships, and a passion for their work are the pillars of the commercial/industrial construction firm.  For more information on Schramm Construction Corporation or their past projects, call 630.584.1200 or visit 


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