One of the top states for manufacturing in the nation, Illinois boasts a rich history of industrial excellence that has evolved into an advanced, technology-driven sector. Illinois manufacturing companies benefit from low energy rates and deregulation as well as a low-cost, high-quality water supply—not to mention the state’s central North American location and world-class air, passenger and freight transportation network.
|Average Annual Employment 2016||Average Annual Establishments 2016||Average Annual Wage 2016|
|Plastics, Rubber and Metal Manufacturing||131,234||4,358||$57,857|
|Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing||31,126||1,302||$78,931|
|Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing||22,362||570||$69,233|
|Motor Vehicle Manufacturing||37,079||397||$57,862|
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing||2,990||50||$72,051|
Steelmaker Nucor plans to invest $180 million to expand a steel plant an hour south of Chicago, creating 75 new jobs.
Downers Grove has landed a massive aerospace development with the announcement Thursday that Rexnord Corp. is staying put in the western suburb.
Milwaukee-based Rexnord is planning to build a 248,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and aerospace headquarters, which is expected to be completed by 2019.
Mysterious electric vehicle startup, Rivian Automotive closes deal on massive manufacturing facility in Illinois Michigan-based electric vehicle startup, Rivian Automotive, just closed its purchase of the Mitsubishi Motors North America facility in Normal, Illinois. Records show that the factory was first purchased by liquidation firm, Maynards Industries, in June of 2016 for $2.5M, not including […]
Auto parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate to open South Side plant, promising 300 jobs Auto parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate is opening a new facility that will bring about 300 jobs to Chicago’s South Side with help from city and state incentives, the city announced Thursday. Urbana, Ill.-based Flex-N-Gate, which makes bumpers, radiators, hinges and a variety of other […]
Fabrik Industries expanding in McHenry, buying second facility McHENRY – Fabrik Industries will expand its operations in the city of McHenry with the purchase of a second facility at Miller Parkway, the McHenry County Economic Development Corp. announced. “In 2015, Fabrik’s leadership identified the need to expand operations based on continued increase in their manufacturing […]