Bley LLC hosts briefing and tour with State Senator Dan Kotowski
The Manager of Bley LLC told State Senator Dan Kotowski that his company was able to continue its expansion and implement its growth plans during the recent economic downturn in part because of assistance provided by the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) and funding support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Kotowski met on Wednesday with Bley LLC’s Krishna Rajagopal and leaders from IMEC to tour the facility and discuss manufacturing competitiveness in Illinois.
The Elk-Grove-based Bley LLC has added over 20 high-wage jobs, brought in newer high tech equipment, and recently completed a facility expansion that will enable the company to meet increased demand for the custom machined parts it produces for customers in the Aerospace, Alternative Energy, Mining, and other sectors. Rajagopal described how he utilized IMEC’s resources to help secure much-needed quality management training and certification that is opening the door for new work in new sectors. In addition, an ARRA grant provided by DCEO to make large wind components enabled Bley LLC to acquire a state-of-the art vertical turning milling grinding machine and add capacity to fill new orders. The machine is housed in a new 7,500 square foot state-of-the-art addition to the Bley LLC facility.