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Midwest Perma-Column is a pre-cast concrete column manufacturer located in Edwards, IL. Established in 2004, we created a superior and forward-looking product, which has advanced the post-frame building industry to the next level. Aptly named, Perma-Columns provide permanent foundation-building solutions – making the future a reality today.

We place a strong emphasis on alleviating concerns regarding environmental contamination and structural longevity. Our pre-cast concrete company is continually driven by the demand for quality products. Although Perma-Columns remain our primary focus, Midwest Perma-Column, Inc. continuously adds to our line of superior building materials to meet the needs of our loyal clients. Currently, we offer the following types of products:


perma columns installed on metal building interior




concrete anchor brackets installed with three wood posts

Concrete Anchor Brackets



precast concrete deck post installed into dirt

Pre-Cast Concrete Deck Posts



round concrete foundation base product in the grass

Concrete Foundation Bases



three laminated wood columns

Laminated Wood Column



large flat head screw hardware product graphic

Hardware Packages


rotting chemically treated wood column compared to new looking precast concrete perma column

four post columns demonstrating the evolution of post columns for construction

indoor factory warehouse for midwest perma column

indoor electrical box in a warehouse

Meet the Proprietors of Midwest Perma-Column

Doug Streitmatter, President

Mr. Streitmatter offers a lifetime of construction experience in the post-frame industry. He retains part interest in EB Buildings & Lumber Co., a lumber yard and construction company in nearby Princeville IL.

Phil Ehnle, Vice President

Mr. Ehnle contributes production and maintenance experience acquired over 30 years working at Caterpillar, Inc. He remains active in the agricultural field, specifically the beef industry.

Ray Blunier, Secretary

Mr. Blunier accepted an early retirement from Honeywell to provide a solution to our engineering and accounting needs.