Founded in 1916, A.W. Mendenhall Company Inc. is a provider of food service, janitorial, industrial packaging and disposable products for clients throughout the Midwest U.S. The company s products include lint-free paper wipes, drinking straws, aluminum containers and wax-lined food trays, which it sells to wholesale distributors who in turn supply the fast food, hospital, paper, restaurant, institutional, airline, transportation supplies, food, drug and hardware industries. A.W. Mendenhall is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Ill.