Richards-Wilcox, Inc., located in Aurora, Illinois, is a privately owned manufacturer of overhead power & free conveyor systems, door hardware and office storage, and filing systems.  The company, founded in 1880, has been in continuous operation at the same location and is now composed of three distinct companies all of which manufacture American Made products.

Richards-Wilcox Conveyor manufactures Overhead Conveyor systems that are available as manual or powered models. Safe-Rail®, Zig-Zag®, Twin-Trak®, and OveR-Way™ are industry standards for moving material efficiently and safely.

No matter what the industry or application, our overhead conveyor products play key roles in material handling, manufacturing, finishing, warehousing and distribution centers.  We provide a wide variety of consulting engineering services from basic system design to developing complex controls and simulation of our conveyors to prove efficiency and capacity before materials are purchased or one piece of steel has been installed. Our number-one goal is to meet your company or organization’s unique conveyor needs using high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology.

Richards-Wilcox Hardware, the second company in the corporate organization, manufactures specialty door hardware products for architectural markets, commercial and historic building, residential, zoos, aquariums, veterinary, barns and stables.

Aurora Storage Products, the final company in our corporate umbrella, fabricates storage and filing products for commercial, educational, law enforcement, military & government, and healthcare entities.  Our Aurora brands include Quik-Lok® Shelving; Aurora high-density manual and powered Mobile Systems; Times-2 Rotary Cabinets, a double-sided rotating file cabinet; Wood-Tek™, a line of premium wood-clad case goods; Wire Shelving; and a new line of Aurora Museum Collections Cabinets.

Contact Information:


Richards-Wilcox, Inc.
600 South Lake Street
Aurora, Illinois 60506

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Directions to Aurora From O’Hare Airport:


  • Take I-90 East when leaving the rental car area.
  • Follow I-90 East to I-294 South (towards Indiana right lane exit).
  • Take I-294 approximately 11 miles South to I-88 West (East-West Tollway) towards Aurora.
  • Take I-88 West approximately 24 miles to Route 31 Exit.
  • Take Route 31 Exit (Aurora) and go Right (South) at the stop light.
  • Head South on Route 31 (Lake Street) for approximately 4 miles.
  • Richards-Wilcox is on the Left (West) side of the road past Prairie Street

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