Celebrating a milestone anniversary, 50 years in business, and the opening of a new facility in West Chicago, Illinois, Ditch Witch Midwest recently hosted an Open House and Ribbon Cutting at their new facility at 1555 Atlantic Drive. Attendees included Mayor Ruben Pineda, and Ditch Witch’s corporate leadership team.
Earl K. Harbaugh founded Ditch Witch in 1970 and located the company in Lombard, Illinois. Ditch Witch Midwest provides the industry’s broadest line of underground construction equipment backed by genuine Ditch Witch parts and factory-trained service staff. The company philosophy is “Customer First” which can be seen in their high standards for products, services and training. In 1972, the business relocated to Carol Stream where it remained for the past 48 years.
As the company grew, it needed a larger facility, and in 2018 broke ground on the +40,000 square foot facility that included two advanced training rooms and over ½ acre of outdoor space. Other 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.
“This new building and digging space gives us the opportunity to train our customers’ employees on the proper equipment and operational safety in a controlled environment,” commented Mark Harbaugh, President of Ditch Witch Midwest. “After almost 48 years in the same space and adding 1st Choice Equipment in 2012, the companies outgrew the location in Carol Stream. We are really happy with our new home in West Chicago,” he added.
The City is equally happy with the expansion of Ditch Witch Midwest in West Chicago, and Mayor Ruben Pineda was glad to be on hand to help cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new facility, which was postponed last year due to the pandemic.
“Celebrating a milestone anniversary of 50 years in business is a testament to Ditch Witch Midwest’s standing in the industry. We are grateful for its investment in our community, and extend sincere best wishes for continued success and prosperity in West Chicago”, said Mayor Pineda.