Shamrock Plastics, a Peoria-based plastic thermo-forming manufacturer recently celebrated the achievement of becoming Gold Certified – a supplier excellence program through Caterpillar. The company is one of only 68 manufacturers achieving this certification of the more than 9,000 suppliers worldwide. This is quite a success for our local Shamrock Plastics.
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The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration have released five new supplier opportunities for Buy America Supplier Scouting, in conjunction with Next Generation Rail Service in the U.S. If you are a manufacturer that is currently making these (or similar items), or have the capability and capacity to make these items, please contact IMEC for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is November 7, so act quickly! Continue reading to see the item descriptions.
Several new Buy America Opportunities are being issued by NIST-MEP for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. If you are a U.S. manufacturer currently making these or similar items, or have the capability to make these, and would like to pursue the opportunity, please contact IMEC.
- Complete Motor Control Center (MCC) units for replacement mechanical and electrical units on a 1921 drawbridge – More information…
- Movable Bridge Programmable Controllers and Communication Equipment for Replacement of mechanical and electrical units on a 1921 drawbridge – More information…
- Customized Movable Bridge Instrumentation and Control Equipment for DOT FHWA funded project – More information…
When viewing the additional information links above, please check the “Uploaded Files or Links” section of the description for even more detailed information about capabilities and requirements.
*This opportunity in particular has a requirement that the U.S. based manufacturers of the item(s) have the ability to verify domestic sourcing for the steel and iron contained in these components and systems.
For all questions about this opportunity and others, please contact Amy Fitzgerald, IMEC Marketing Coordinator at 309-677-2977 or email@example.com.
Roesch Inc. cuts operational costs and excess material inventory with help from IMEC.
Before implementing an upgrade to its enterprise manufacturing software system, Roesch Inc. saw an opportunity to make some long-needed improvements to its make-to-order process and material management systems. The resulting changes, executed with IMEC’s help, have enabled the Belleville manufacturer to meet customer on-time delivery requirements and cut nearly $200,000 in operational costs and excess material inventory.
IMEC’s Review Preps Companies to Enter the Wind Supply Chain
Illinois is a national leader both in terms of installed capacity of wind power and wind turbine manufacturing. The state ranks seventh for overall wind capacity in the U.S., with great potential to increase the amount of electricity produced from wind. Investment in wind energy has brought jobs to the state and attracted major wind energy manufacturers to locate in Illinois.
- Illinois ranked second in 2010 for most new wind added.
- Percentage of Illinois power provided by wind in 2009: 1.06%
- Equivalent number of homes Illinois wind power farms now power: 500,000
- The Twin Groves wind farm in Illinois is the seventh largest wind farm in the country.