State Senator Heather Steans meets with
company leaders and IMEC officials; tours facility
Leaders from Tempel Steel Company recently hosted a briefing with State Senator Heather Steans to highlight the job-creating improvements the company has made with the help from the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC). Tim Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer, told Steans that the 65-year-old manufacturing company has reduced operating costs and improved efficiency in the face of immense global competition. Productivity gains have enabled the company to reinvest in its Chicago facility and add workers at a time when other manufacturers were shedding employment.