Exactly what role does engineering play in this region, and what makes it an important player in our prosperity? We met up with eight area leaders for a frank conversation on their impact to the region. ...

What other sector can say it drives our region like manufacturing, which powers our local economy, our jobs scene, and products found around the world? Take a look at some of these firms that are leading their industries. ...

In a world of evolving technologies, volatile political climates and global power shifts, there's much to concern us but much to make us hopeful. We met with six local manufacturing leaders to reflect on what most impacts their companies. ...

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies. ...

Serving equipment builders like Caterpillar and John Deere requires an international footprint for companies like Bergstrom Inc. in Rockford. Discover why this manufacturer is so committed to its customers, employees and hometown. ...