In 1985, Mitsubishi announced that they would build an assembly plant in Normal, Illinois, as a joint venture with Chrysler Corp., Called Diamond-Star Motors. Mitsubishi knew that to succeed, they would need a strong, proven supplier base to support them in the U.S. So they asked our parent companies to build a plant in the U.S. near the Diamond-Star plant to continue supplying them with the same quality products that they had supplied for decades in Japan. The original 16 parent companies formed a corporation called Nippon Eagle Wings, and made preparations to build a new state-of-the-art facility in Rantoul, Illinois - which they named Eagle Wings Industries.(more)
EWI's main plant was opened in April, 1988. It has grown to 313,000 square feet. Eagle Wings Industries opened another manufacturing plant, Richland Manufacturing in July 2002, in Olney, Illinois. (more)
Although currently our products are 100% automotive, we are aggressively pursuing opportunities in other industries. Our intent is to utilize our expertise and core competencies to provide quality products to other industries such as; commercial trucks, off-road construction, heavy equipment, lawn and turf management equipment.
We strive to become a "world class" manufacturer of sheet metal products.
We continue to achieve "profitability" and maintain job security.
We believe in "team work" concept in any company operation.
We pursue "continuous improvement" with creative ideas.
We "share success" with employees and the supporting organizations.