Industrial Machine Manufacturing
Industrial Machine Manufacturing Highly Suited to Rockford Area
Manufacturers of industrial machinery find the Rockford Area to be an ideal location, according to a study conducted by Carter & Burgess, a major national site selection company. Several factors came into play, including the city’s highly skilled workforce, the availability of highly specialized existing facilities, and a strong, qualified supplier base. The region’s central location and close proximity to key transportation assets (airports, road and rail) are an additional benefit. The Rockford Region maintains a much higher concentration of skilled metal-working employees than the national average. In fact, the region has 7.2 times the national average for industrial machinery manufacturing employment and 4.2 times for metals manufacturing and R&D. This is a very compelling reason for metal-working companies of any kind to consider the Rockford Region.
Rockford Region Advantages:
Within the four-county area surrounding Rockford, there are more than 250 machine tool companies. The 12 largest, each with more than 200 employees each, are:
industrial machine manufacturing Strengths