MENDOTA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, recently toured the Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) facility in Mendota to speak with employees and company leadership regarding the business’s operations as well as Illinois’ new infrastructure plan, or Rebuild Illinois, that was recently signed into law.
“Local businesses are the backbone of Illinois’ economy, and I look forward to passing policies that invest in the businesses that invest in Illinois,” Yednock said. “One of my top goals is to build a stronger Illinois, and that means supporting the businesses that strengthen the middle class with good paying local jobs.”
Rep. Yednock recently toured Advance Drainage Systems facility, a Mendota-based water management system manufacturer, which produces pipes, drainage systems and agricultural field tiles primarily from recycled plastics that are shipped throughout the Midwest. Company executives explained that since they use recycled plastics for their products, the issue that affects the success of their business is supplying the consumers’ demands. To accomplish that goal, ADS utilizes critical infrastructure access to both Interstates 39 and 80, helping transport their products efficiently.
Yednock supported the Rebuild Illinois effort that was recently signed into law, which makes new investments toward repairing Illinois’ crumbling roads and bridges.
“Good infrastructure is a vital part of making Illinois appealing to businesses like ADS, and is vital to Illinois’ economy so local motorists don’t continue to lose money each year,” Yednock said. “I will continue fighting for good laws that help local businesses grow, create good paying jobs and build a stronger Illinois.”