Posts Tagged with ‘Peoria’

Discover Manufacturing Career Expo in Peoria

October 23, 2015

The seventh annual Discover Manufacturing Career Expo recently took place at the Woodruff Career and Technical Center in Peoria. The event taught students about careers in manufacturing and opportunities that are available. Hundreds of high school students and eighth graders viewed demonstrations, met professionals, had hands-on experiences with welding, robotics, and a Caterpillar simulator and […]

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Fish Processing Plant to Move to Beardstown, IL

February 16, 2015

Kencor Ethnic Foods, a Wisconsin-based fish processing plant, is likely to move to Beardstown, IL this summer. A preliminary Beardstown city council straw vote showed that the city would be in favor of the move. An official city proposal will be made to Kencor, and the council will vote officially at its next session on […]

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Peoria Students Get Up Close Look at Manufacturing

October 23, 2014

Peoria area students recently got an excellent opportunity to attend a local annual manufacturing expo. The event took place at the Woodruff Career and Technical Center where area manufacturers provided demonstrations, exhibits, and networking opportunities. Over 800 students from 30 local high schools had a rare chance to get their hands on robots, 3D printers, […]

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An Update on the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago

September 28, 2014

Construction has begun on the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago. The institute will bring together hands-on manufacturing, advanced technology, leading-edge design, robotics, research and development. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos discussed the institute in Peoria on Wednesday. Durbin stated that Peoria was a consideration for one of many planned regional […]

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