Made in Illinois Featured Company: Brennan Equipment & Manufacturing

LittleGiantCLittle Giant products are manufactured in the USA by Brennan Equipment & Manufacturing Inc. Our extensive line of innovative Material Handling & Industrial Storage solutions is the result of over 100 years of history in manufacturing excellence. Our products, featuring all-welded heavy gauge steel construction with a tough powder coated finish, have earned a reputation for strength, durability and longevity, even in the most demanding applications. Little Giant products provide real solutions for your material handling needs. We also offer engineering and design assistance on custom equipment for lean initiatives, special applications and integrated systems. From welded industrial carts and high-capacity workbenches to heavy-duty industrial storage and safety products, Little Giant products deliver both quality and value.  Little Giant products are readily available through a nationwide network of industrial dealers and distributors.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Versatech, LLC

VersatechLogoSM - FinalVersatech, LLC provides engineering, manufacturing and consulting solutions to help manufacturers save time and make money. Versatech provides custom automation/workholding/fixturing solutions, hydraulic/robotic integration, contract manufacturing, build to print work, reverse engineering and energy management services, making them a one-stop shop for manufacturers.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Bales Metal Surface Solutions

PrintBales Metal Surface Solutions have been providing metal surface solutions since 1978 for a variety of industries worldwide. We offer corrosion, wear, abrasion, and release solutions. ISO certified and Women Owned.

Southern Illinois Occupational Safety & Health (SIOSH) Day

The Southern Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day Conference celebrates its 15th Anniversary on October 29, 2015.  The annual event provides expert occupational safety and health management resources for employers of all sizes and industries.

The conference offers breakout sessions and networking opportunities with speakers and vendors from industry, higher education and regulatory agencies.  It is a venue to learn about best practices and ask questions of peers and compliance agents about how standards are practically applied.

Capabilities for Combating Industrial Cyberattack

iStock_Cyberspace_300pxWhen confronting the serious risks posed by industrial cyberattack, today’s manufacturers need a comprehensive set of capabilities—best-practice standards and compliance as well as workforce training and education.

The International Society of Automation—the worldwide professional association of automation professionals and an IMEC partner—has developed proven industrial automation and control systems (IACS) standards (ISA99/IEC 62443) and a widely recognized compliance and testing program (ISASecure™) to ensure IACS device and equipment conformance to the standards.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: STC, Inc.

STCIncOnlyLogo-SMTextSTC, Inc. designs, manufactures, and tests custom printed circuit assemblies and magnetics components (transformers) for a wide variety of applications, including aerospace, medical, military, communications, transportation, and marine. STC’s ISO 9001:2008 certified quality program ensures that our products consistently meet customer requirements and perform reliably under the most demanding environmental conditions.

Top Products: Printed circuit board design and assembly, as well as the following transformer types: Power (up to 10 KVA), High Voltage, Single-Phase, Autotransformer, Inverter Transformers, Three-Phase, Inductors/ Chokes, Ferroresonant, Control, LPC (Low Profile), Isolation/ High-Isolation, Heat-Sealing, Toroids, and Lighting (industrial).

Special Capabilities: Transformer, Coil, Inductor, and Power-Supply Design and Manufacturing; Build-to-Print and Contract Manufacturing of Magnetics and Electronic Components; Environmental Testing and Performance Reporting; Circuit Board Layout and Design Assistance; Cable/Wire Harness Design and Fabrication; Electronic-Packaging Design and Integration.

Contact STC Inc.:

1201 W. Randolph St.
McLeansboro, IL 62859
Phone (618) 643-2555

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2015 Energy Efficiency Expo

Are you looking for new opportunities in Energy Efficiency?  ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, and North Shore Gas are joining forces to provide community members with updates and information about energy and innovation. Learn more by visiting

The 2015 Energy Efficiency Expo will be held September 16 from 7a.m. – 4p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  The event is designed to pull together decision makers who are looking to maximize their organizations’ energy efficiency, while earning continuing education units and offering peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Fusion Tech Integrated

We supply a whole range of products and fabrication services for the food processing, agriculture, transportation, and renewable fuels industries – all custom-engineered to your specific needs. Our team will come in, evaluate your needs, and present solutions based on industry and your specific standards.

Top Products: All of our products are custom designed and manufactured to fit our clients’ needs.

Special Capabilities: Design and 3D Modeling Services: Our design team are experts at takin initial ideas – those “napkin sketch” notes and drawings – and delivering detailed designs, layouts, 3D models, project schedule, and budgetary estimations.

Contact Fusion Tech Integrated:

218 20th Ave
Roseville, IL 61473
Phone (309)774-4275

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Survey predicts a major industrial cyberattack will occur in US

Results of a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, canvassing more than 1,600 leading experts on the Internet and computer systems and networks, predicted that a major industrial cyberattack will occur sometime within the next 10 years that will cause widespread harm to America’s security and welfare. “Widespread harm” was defined as significant loss of life or property losses/damage/theft in the tens of billions of dollars.

The International Society of Automation (ISA)—a global leader in industrial automation and control system (IACS) cybersecurity standards and compliance, training and certificate programs; and an official IMEC partner—is working with the US government and leaders throughout industry to increase awareness of growing cyberthreats and to underscore how to best combat them.

The Learning Workshop – Training & Organizational Development

IMEC partners and talent management experts, AAIM-EA are introducing a new one day seminar to showcase the best and brightest training and organizational development programs.

AAIM-EA The Learning WorkshopAAIM strives to provide high quality, relevant training programs that can enhance both you and your business. The Learning Workshop will provide you the opportunity to not only participate and learn on four topics of your choice, but it will provide insight into what else AAIM has to offer in the Training/Organizational Development arena. The programs are interesting and engaging for employees at all levels.

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