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Promotional Products Dealer in Granite City, Illinois

 

Granite City, Illinois

If you are searching for a Promotional Products Dealer in or around Granite City, Illinois we would love to talk to you. We are located in the Metro East and are able to meet, either in person or over the phone to discuss your promotional product options. We have designed hundrends of promotional products in the last five years and several of them are located in Granite City, Illinois. We offer custom promotional product to theGranite City, Illinois area. Unlike typical promotional product dealers we do not use templates. We have a unique promotional product process that we utilize to find out what you like and don' tike. Contact Us Today, since you are located in Granite City, Illinois we are close enough for you to meet at our office or we can meet at yours. We look forward to talking to you.

Granite City, Illinois proudly flies the flags of seventeen European countries that represent the heritage of the people who live there. Granite City started out as a mill town, attracting hardworking folks from Central Europe. They built the solid brick homes that still stand in Granite City today.
Granite City, Illinois was originally called Six Mile Prairie by pioneers who settled there in the early 1800’s. Granite City was a farming community then, as the soil was rich in this land near the Mississippi River. The name Six Mile Prairie came from the location six miles from St. Louis, where the farmers traveled to sell their products and stock up on supplies.
The National Road that traveled into St. Louis assured Granite City farmers that their wagons would not get stuck in the mud, and made trade easier for them. In 1865, the railroad came through and provided even more access to travel and trade, helping Granite City residents succeed.
In 1857, two German immigrants named Frederick and William Niedringhaus started making kitchen utensils out of sheet metal. In 1874, William visited Germany and learned of a process to coat the utensils with ground granite. The Niedringhaus brothers bought three thousand five hundred acres of land in the Six Mile Prairie in 1892 to locate their business and start a city, Granite City.
With their patented process and the success of their product, the brothers became wealthy quickly. They incorporated Granite City in 1896. In 1899, the Niedringhaus brothers company in Granite City was called National Enameling and Stamping Company or NESCO. The plant attracted many settlers from Central Europe who came to work as one of the four thousand NESCO employees in Granite City, Illinois. The NESCO plant closed in 1956, but while it was thriving, it attracted many other industries to the area including Granite City Steel, an industry which remains in Granite City today.
Today, Granite City works to preserve the heritage of the strong working, ambitious and innovative people who started the community. The heritage can be seen in the parks that provide recreation and the many churches that represent the faith of the founders as well as the homes and businesses that still stand in Granite City.
The homes in Granite City today reflect one hundred years of growth and progress, including the grand old Victorian mansions and 1920’s American Foursquare, interspersed with contemporary designs throughout the town; and a northeast section of Granite City filled with planned subdivisions.
Residents of Granite City still have easy access to travel to St. Louis or anywhere else they want to go with six interstate highways within five miles of town. Lambert International Airport in St. Louis offers many airlines for travelers coming and going from Granite City.
Granite City is filled with options for rail travel for cargo with seven railroads serving the community’s businesses and industry. Cargo is also shipped from Granite City by its agricultural district and heavy industry on barges that travel up and down the Mississippi River.

 
 
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