About Us

Kor-Pak founder Jim Koralik (right) alongside Scan-Pac founder Skip Scandrett (left)

Kor-Pak founder Jim Koralik (right) alongside Scan-Pac founder Skip Scandrett (left)

How it Began

Kor-Pak’s journey began in 1976 when Jim Koralik realized his vision of becoming a business owner. He transitioned from being an industrial sales representative to an entrepreneur by launching Kor-Pak in Lake Bluff, IL. Kor-Pak’s foundation is predicated upon the firm bedrock of providing quality products at competitive prices while concurrently offering exceptional customer service. As a result, Kor-Pak has become a successful supplier to companies ranging from small firms to large public companies around the world.

Where We are Today

Kor-Pak continues to build upon its core principles with the objective of creating value for its customers. Serving numerous industries, including steel, rail, energy (wind), mining, and oil, Kor-Pak listens to customers and adapts to a constantly changing business environment. Kor-Pak prides itself as both an OEM and distributor for products ranging from: Heavy Duty Industrial Braking Systems, Wear Materials and Rubber Parts for Locomotives and Passenger Cars, Engine Seals, Kevlar Bearings, and Custom Machined and Fabricated parts. Kor-Pak is innovative and versatile; with an entrepreneurial attitude coupled with a custom engineering focus, we are more than a company that buys and sells parts. We believe in proactively discovering ways to help customers achieve their goals and troubleshoot their problems efficiently, through collaboration with suppliers, engineers, and end-users.

Our Pledge

We are a customer-focused, relationship-based company, and we will go to any length to assist you in meeting your business objectives. We take pleasure in helping our customers and we look forward to helping you in every way possible.