City of Centralia
The City of Centralia is strategically located at the crossroads of distribution and manufacturing in south central Illinois. With easy access to Interstates 57, 64, and 70 your products can be transported to major metropolitan areas overnight.
The St. Louis metro area is 50 miles east of Centralia and is serviced by Lambert International Airport. The Centralia Municipal Airport offers a 5,000 foot paved runway, air cargo hangars, jet fueling and repair services.
Three main rail freight lines pass directly through Centralia. They include: Canadian National, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe, and Norfolk and Southern. CN and BNSF maintain full-service facilities and yards in Centralia. Passenger service is provided by Amtrak with two north and southbound trains per day.
The current industrial base includes American Machine and Equipment and Graphics (pharmaceutical and personal care packaging) Pinnacle Foods Inc.(Duncan Hines cake mixes) Swan Corporation(custom countertops, sinks and vanities) Big 3 Precision (industrial automation design, shipping/storage rack production for automotive, plastics and fiberglass industries, metal stamping) Canadian National & Burlington Northern (railroads) and Engineered Fluid Incorporated (water system equipment).
The majority of manufacturing employment is non-union. The average unemployment rate for The Centralia (3-county area) is 8 .