McCann Industries Celebrates Its 50 Year Anniversary

McCann Industries, Inc. now represents more than 400 suppliers and manufacturers.

📅   Tue February 14, 2017 - National Edition


McCann Industries celebrates its 50-year anniversary providing heavy equipment and contractor supplies in Illinois and Indiana.
McCann Industries celebrates its 50-year anniversary providing heavy equipment and contractor supplies in Illinois and Indiana.

McCann Industries, Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The company was originally founded as McCann Construction Specialties Company in 1967 by Richard McCann to sell contractor supplies. Today, Jim McCann is president and CEO of the company his father started from a garage in Villa Park, Ill. The company now has seven locations throughout Illinois and Indiana and has expanded its contractor supplies business to include heavy equipment, representing some of the finest brands available, including CASE, Takeuchi, and Carlson Paving Products.

“I'm humbled by the success our business has realized through the years. I understand it's only

been possible because we employ people that thrive in a culture that's focused on exceeding

our customer's expectations every day” says Jim McCann.

Richard McCann funded the original McCann Construction Specialties Company with a $1,500

loan from his father-in-law. Within a year he expanded to a 3,000 square foot facility across the

street, and two years later, he moved to Addison. In 1976 he built the current facility there,

which was expanded by 20,000 square feet ten years later. McCann Industries, Inc. acquired

three CASE construction equipment dealerships in 1995 to provide a full range of equipment,

contractor supplies and services for the construction industry.

Jim McCann began working with the company as an outside sales representative in 1991 and

has assumed progressively more responsibility over the past twenty-six years. Before he was

named president in 2013 and CEO two years later, Jim served as rental manager, sales

manager, and vice president, sales and marketing.

McCann Industries, Inc. now represents more than 400 suppliers and manufacturers. In addition

to construction products and equipment sales, McCann Industries, Inc. also offers rental

equipment, on-site and shop repair and maintenance services, and quick parts deliveries for any

brand, any model.

For more information, visit www.McCannOnline.com.