Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

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

Eyes on Future, Woodward Leads Transformation

Woodward Inc.’s new production center is just part of this aerospace supplier’s effort to transform our region. See how innovative thinking has led to investments in education, workforce development and culture change.






Woodward

5001 N 2nd St Loves Park, IL 61111 815-639-6447 One Woodward Way Loves Park, Illinois 61111 815-877-7441 www.woodward.com

Transforming Rockford … And Our Region

It’s no secret that the Rockford region could be much greater than it is. Meet the leadership behind the “Transform Rockford” movement, and learn how you can take part.






Spider Company’s Growing Role in Aerospace

Manufacturing has changed quite a bit, but it still provides nearly a fifth of our local jobs. Step inside this Rockford aerospace manufacturer that embraces both old-school production and new-school technology.