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Advanced Manufacturing

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An Advanced Manufacturing Powerhouse

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.

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4th
Largest Auto Employment Base in the U.S.
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290,000+
Illinois Workers Employed in Advanced Manufacturing
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4,300+
Firms that Manufacture Plastics, Rubber and Metals
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DMDII:
Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) is a world-class, first-of-its-kind public-private partnership with partners including Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce and Tesla.
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U of I:
The University of Illinois graduates more engineers each year than MIT, Stanford and Cal Tech combined.
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November 15, 2017

Kankakee County getting $180 million steel mill expansion

Steelmaker Nucor plans to invest $180 million to expand a steel plant an hour south of Chicago, creating 75 new jobs.

September 14, 2017

Downers Grove lands huge Rexnord aerospace development

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.

May 15, 2017

Mysterious electric vehicle startup, Rivian Automotive closes deal on massive manufacturing facility in Illinois

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 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 […]

April 20, 2017

Fabrik Industries expanding in McHenry, buying second facility

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 […]

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