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IMTS Top 10

September 15, 2014

IMTS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing shows, took place in Chicago this week. Check out Manufacturing.net’s Top 10 things that were spotted at IMTS 2014. Highlights include: manufacturing, tooling equipment, robotics, drones, 3D printing, a build-at-home car, a full car built with 3D printed parts, bionic technology, and much more. Click here to read […]

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Visit INAM at IMTS

September 10, 2014

Be sure to visit INAM (Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing) at booth C-816 at this year’s IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show). The show, taking place September 8-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, is one of the biggest and most important manufacturing shows in the country. INAM is there to provide information on its programs to […]

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IMTS 2014 Show Takes Place This Week in Chicago

September 10, 2014

It is an exiting week for advanced manufacturing in Chicago. The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is taking place from September 8-13 at McCormick Place. This is the country’s premier trade show, conference and exhibition for the latest in manufacturing technology, concepts, and business practices. Leaders and subject matter experts from various areas in the […]

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One of Illinois’ Oldest Manufacturers to Expand its Decatur Facility

September 5, 2014

Union Iron, at over 160 years, is one of the state’s oldest manufacturers, producing conveying equipment and components for commercial and farm grain handling systems. With a need for expansion to meet customer demands, Union Iron looked at several locations and decided to reinvest in Decatur. The 135,000 square foot expansion will build upon its […]

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BorgWarner Expanding its Dixon Manufacturing Plant

September 1, 2014

BorgWarner, an international leader in the manufacture of environmentally-friendly exhaust gas recirculation coolers, tubes and thermostats for automobiles, recently announced that it will be expanding its Dixon, Illinois facility. The $9.4 million expansion will take place over the next three years and will create 40 new jobs in manufacturing and product engineering, supplier quality, supply […]

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Governor Quinn Announced Unemployment Rate Drop at Visit to Local Manufacturer

August 29, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn visited Wheatland Tube, an industry-leading local manufacturer of steel pipes, tubes, and conduits, to announce that the Illinois unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since Aug 2008. According to Quinn, companies like Wheatland have been helping the overall economy by creating jobs at the local level and supporting the communities […]

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Manufacture Your Future 9/29/14-10/3/14

August 27, 2014

Manufacture Your Future is a 5-day long exhibition meant to engage community members and students in a discussion about the manufacturing industry. The Gail Borden Library, located in Elgin, will host exhibits by local leading manufacturers from September 29 – October 3, 2014. Manufacturing is growing and creating jobs in the Elgin area. The manufacturing […]

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Orders for Manufactured Durable Goods for Transportation Hit Record High

August 27, 2014

According to a recent report, orders for durable manufactured goods are up a record 22.6 percent in July. This is the highest percentage on record. The highest demand was in the need for goods to be used for commercial aircraft and transportation. The increase in orders reflects a positive outlook for the economy and manufacturing […]

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Opportunities are There with Midwestern Manufacturers

August 21, 2014

QPS Employment Group, a staffing and recruiting firm located throughout the midwest, has recently conducted a survey of local companies, and the results point to huge potential opportunity in the area of advanced manufacturing. This especially in light of the lack of a skilled workforce to fill many of the open positions. QPS states that […]

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Major Swedish-Based Manufacturer Expanding in Naperville

August 19, 2014

SKF Group, a leading Swedish-based manufacturer of bearings, seals, lubrication systems, industrial services and consulting, has announced a major expansion in Naperville, Illinois. The brand new $18.6 million, 130,000 square foot research and development facility will create 40 new jobs in the next two years, and another 40 over the next four years, including engineers, […]

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