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Navistar Halts Creation of Manufacturing Jobs in Illinois

Posted on May 26, 2010

A new move by Navistar could create thousands of manufacturing jobs in Illinois, but the company is hesitant to set up shop. Navistar International Corp. has decided to scrap plans for a new corporate headquarters in west suburban Lisle, saying local opposition to the project is “jeopardizing our image.” According to the Chicago Tribune, the […]


Peerless Industries to Create New Illinois Jobs

Posted on March 2, 2010

Peerless Industries, Inc., one of the largest U.S.-based manufacturers of audio/visual mounting solutions, announced today that it will move operations from two campuses in Melrose Park to a single large facility in Aurora beginning in May, a move that will create many new Illinois jobs. According to PRNewswire.com, the relocation follows a 2009 decision by […]


Illinois Manufacturing Jobs Lost After Plant Shuts Down

Posted on February 23, 2010

Bunge, a soybrean processing plant, has announced it plans to stop processing soybeans and shut the plant down, resulting in the loss of Illinois manufacturing jobs. The shutdown is permanent. Bunge has been an employer in the Danville, Illinois area for decades. They have almost 300 employees, and although 100 jobs are cut now, outlook […]


Ford Adds Jobs in Illinois

Posted on February 10, 2010

Ford Motor Co. said it will add 1,200 jobs in Illinois at its Chicago assembly plant later this year to build the new Explorer sport utility vehicle, a person briefed on the matter said (click here). The company and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn were scheduled to make the announcement on Tuesday at the factory, but […]


Illinois Manufacturing Jobs Cut with Clarcor

Posted on August 5, 2009

One company is planning to cut more than 100 Illinois manufacturing jobs. Clarcor, based in Franklin, recently announced its plan to cut more than 150 positions at its Rockford, Ill., plant during the next several months. The company said it does not plan to change anything at its Tennessee plant, but there will be a […]


Illinois Manufacturing Jobs with Baltimore Aircoil Cut

Posted on February 25, 2009

One company is planning to cut more than 200 Illinois manufacturing jobs. Baltimore Aircoil has announced its plan to close a plant in Paxton and eliminate 220 Illinois jobs by June. The company makes cooling equipment for commercial buildings. According to an article by the Chicago Tribune, the company is eliminating positions because of the […]


Illinois Manufacturing Jobs See 2.1 Percent Decrease

Posted on January 21, 2009

In part because of the slumping economy, Illinois manufacturing jobs have seen a decrease during the past year. According to the 2009 Illinois Manufacturers Directory, Illinois’ manufacturing decreased by 2.1 percent during the past 12 months. From November 2007 to November 2008 the state lost 19,924 industrial jobs. The Directory is a compilation of state […]


Illinois Manufacturing Jobs Cut by Tenneco

Posted on October 29, 2008

One of the world’s largest makers of automobile exhaust systems is cutting Illinois manufacturing jobs. Tenneco Inc. has announced its plans to cut 1,100 jobs and close four North American plants and an engineering center in Australia to reduce costs. The moves are expected to save about $64 million annually per year, according to an […]


Illinois Manufacturing Jobs Could Increase With Plan

Posted on October 21, 2008

A new plan could help create Illinois manufacturing jobs. Illinois House Republicans recently met with the owners of Dial Machine, a manufacturing company based in Rochford, Ill., to discuss a state capital plan. As manufacturing jobs in the state have been decreasing, the plan would support small businesses and create high-paying jobs to help revitalize […]


Illinois Manufacturing Jobs Decreasing

Posted on August 28, 2008

Illinois manufacturing jobs are on a downward spiral, and the industry is expected to continue to decrease. Illinois‘ manufacturing industry employed 669,400 people in July 2008, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, a decrease of .8 percent from last year. Employment in Illinois’ manufacturing industry is expected to decline […]


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