20130508 - Fleeing Illinois (KG) - nwherald
Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com 

Deron Lichte President and CEO of Food Warming Equipment Co., Inc. poses for a portrait in the nearly empty Crystal Lake warehouse that once operated two full shits and 106 employees. Unsatisfied with the business climate in Illinois Lichte decided to move his company to Portland, TN in the beginning of 2012. Along with the loss of jobs for the area, 34% of these employees relocated to Tennessee to stay with the business.

Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Deron Lichte President and CEO of Food Warming Equipment Co., Inc. poses for a portrait in the nearly empty Crystal Lake warehouse that once operated two full shits and 106 employees. Unsatisfied with the business climate in Illinois Lichte decided to move his company to Portland, TN in the beginning of 2012. Along with the loss of jobs for the area, 34% of these employees relocated to Tennessee to stay with the business.