When your parcel delivery to Decatur means more than just a hill of beans, trust it to us at Parcel2Go.
Decatur, in central Illinois, is sometimes known as the world’s soy bean capital, thanks to the presence of two of the world’s largest processors of the commodity.
Both Archer Daniels Midland and Tate & Lyle are massive employers in the town, the latter after its takeover of the A.E. Staley company, which celebrated its centenary in the town in 2009. British company Tate & Lyle took over the Staley factory in 1988, making it part of an international conglomerate which has annual revenues of more than £3.5billion.
The town is also the site of a major factory and storage facility for Caterpillar, the industrial machinery and workwear manufacturer. This company is, however, more widely-spread across the country, having 50 other sites across America.
Decatur has been described as a classic small city of mid-west USA, and many of its homes and parks face the lake of the same name. The town was once the residence of Abraham Lincoln and his family, and the former American president is reputed to have made his first political speech in the town.
Today, it has a population of more than 76,000 people, that figure having grown by nearly six per cent since the millennium.
The town is named after American naval hero Stephen Decatur, who was the youngest man ever to be made a Captain, and the first nationally-recognised military hero not to have been involved in the American revolution. He commanded a ship during the US war with Great Britain between 1812 and 1815.
The presence of a number of large industrial multinationals, along with many other businesses which support these giants’ work, means that there is good potential for British businesses to trade with Decatur businesses, and therefore to need the services of a reliable and good-value parcel delivery service.
This is where Parcel2Go can help. We are the UK’s largest online parcel delivery company, and thanks to our excellent working relationships with many of the world’s best-known courier firms, can offer speedy and efficient delivery of all your packages, to Decatur and many other towns and cities across the globe.
It’s simple to arrange delivery of a package through the Parcel2Go website, and if you need advice about any aspect of your order, you can speak to a member of our Live Help team, who are on hand 24 hours a day.
We can arrange for your parcel to be collected at any convenient time during the working day, and you can then track its progress throughout its journey for peace of mind. There’s even the facility to instantly email you once a parcel has been signed for at its destination with a copy of the signature received.
So put your precious packages in our hands, and we’ll see that they’re delivered on time, first time.