Advanced Machinery & Manufacturing

Machine and Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Illinois

Illinois Machine and Advanced Manufacturing Industry

Illinois accounts for nearly 12% of US machinery manufacturing, and more than 7% of the country's prefabricated metal product manufacturing. Manufacturing in Illinois employs more than 575,000 workers and annually produces goods worth nearly $100 billion. Manufacturing in Illinois has evolved into an advanced, technology driven industry with significant clusters in advanced materials, machine and metal fabrication, aerospace and pharmaceuticals. Major manufacturers in Illinois include Caterpillar, Deere & Co, and Illinois Tool Works.

One of Illinois strongest skill sets is in precision metal working and machining. Both the Chicago metropolitan and the Rockford area have recognized strengths in machinery and metal parts productions. In the Chicago area , steel product manufacturing, fabricated metal products, and machinery manufacturing are important. Over 3,700 firms in the region employ more than 100,000 individuals -- approximately 1 out of 6 jobs - and generate more than $30 billion in revenues.
Rockford is recognized as a world leader in the production of machine tools and auto parts. It has 7.2 times the national average for industrial machinery manufacturing employment and 4.2 times for metals manufacturing and R&D. There are more than 250 machine tool companies including Ingersoll Cutting Tools. Rockford also has two major tier 1 aerospace companies Hamilton Sundstrand, a division of UTC and Woodward Governor, who have located in Rockford because of the machining and engineering skills.

Manufacturing in Illinois was given an additional boost when the State was chosen to be then location for the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in 2015. This is a federally-funded research and development organization of UI LABS, which encourages factories across America to deploy digital manufacturing and design technologies, so those factories can become more efficient and cost-competitive. The DMDII uses 3D printing technology to allow for rapid prototyping and creation of innovative products.

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