SYCAMORE – Krusinski Construction Company will break ground Oct. 1 on a new facility in the Sycamore Prairie Business Park that will house SK Hand Tools, according to a news release from the construction company.

Ideal Industries purchased SK Hand Tools in August and announced then that it planned to build a 130,000-square-foot building at its corporate headquarters in the Sycamore Prairie Business Park to accommodate its purchase.

Ideal was founded in 1916 and manufactures tools and supplies for the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

SK Hand Tools is a Chicago-based tool company that makes sockets, ratchets, hammers and wrenches.

SK Hand Tools, founded in 1921, had filed for bankruptcy protection June 29, according to a news release from Ideal.

The new 130,000-square-foot manufacturing building will serve as corporate headquarters for SK Hand Tools, according to a news release from the construction company.

The manufacturing area is scheduled to be done in 12 weeks and the entire building by January.

Kwasek Architects is providing the architectural and structural design and Missman Stanley &
Associates is providing civil design and engineering, according to the news release.

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