April 12, 2021

NASA Brings New Business Opportunity Event to Cook County Manufacturers

Cook County, IL (April 12, 2020) – Cook County Board President Preckwinkle, the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC), and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) will […]
March 16, 2021

IMEC Partners with Cook County to Gain Insights into Manufacturers’ Urgent Needs

Over 1,000 Cook County manufacturers shed insight on what they need to move forward from disruption. Together, Cook County and IMEC gathered these insights to inform […]
February 3, 2021

IMEC Launches Move Ahead Faster Initiative to Advance Illinois Manufacturing Competitiveness

Peoria, IL – February 3, 2021: Today, IMEC, the Illinois affiliate of the U.S Commerce NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network, launched the Move Ahead […]
October 30, 2020

IMEC Announces Four Recipients of the 2020 IMEC Awards for Excellence

Peoria, IL – (October 30, 2020) IMEC has announced four organizations as recipients of the IMEC Recognition Program’s 2020 Awards for Excellence. The high-performing organizations were evaluated […]
September 10, 2020

IMEC Launches Cybersecurity Webinar Series for Illinois Manufacturing Defense Contractors During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

New Cybersecurity webinar series to help defense contractors meet Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements so they can maintain their contracts. Peoria, IL – September 10, 2020:  […]
August 11, 2020

IMEC Teams up with Gardner Intelligence to Maximize Benchmarking Opportunities for Illinois Machine Shops

Illinois machine shops eligible for exclusive access to market research to achieve global competitiveness Peoria, IL. Aug. 11, 2020 – Illinois machine shops are a critical component […]
August 5, 2020

IMEC Announces New Advanced Manufacturing Technology Services to Solve Productivity and Innovation Challenges for Small and Mid-Size Manufacturers in Illinois

IMEC seeks 80 small and mid-sized manufacturers to be part of an exclusive group to advance their Industry 4.0 adoption success. If selected, these companies will […]
April 23, 2020

Pureline Treatment Systems Connects with IMEC to Aid in the COVID-19 Crisis

Bensenville, IL. April 23, 2020 – Like most manufacturers across the country, Illinois manufacturers are answering the call of duty to help front-line COVID-19 warriors. Many […]
March 2, 2020

IMEC Announces Recipient of the Illinois Manufacturing Innovation Voucher and the Kane County Innovation Voucher

Kane County, IL (February 26, 2020) – IMEC celebrates Janus Remote Communication as the first recipient of the Illinois Manufacturing Innovation Voucher, receiving matching funds that […]
February 6, 2020

IMEC’s Local and Federal Stakeholders See a Combined $10.06 Return per Dollar

Peoria, IL – February 6, 2020: IMEC enlisted the W.E Upjohn Institute to analyze the overall effect of the organization’s projects on Illinois’ economic development. The […]
December 18, 2019

New Report Finds “Good Jobs” Strategies Improved Profitability and Growth for Manufacturing Firms

Four-year evaluation of IMEC’s Genesis initiative in Illinois found benefits for businesses and workers Chicago, IL (12/18/19) – A new evaluation report from the Aspen Institute […]
November 22, 2019

IMEC Announces Five Recipients of the 2019 IMEC Awards for Excellence

Peoria, IL – (November 22, 2019) IMEC has announced five organizations as recipients of the IMEC Recognition Program’s 2019 Awards for Excellence. The high-performing organizations were […]