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CSL Named 2023 IL Manufacturer of the Year by IMA

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

CSL Named 2023 IL Manufacturer of the Year by IMA

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is proud to announce CSL Behring’s selection as the recipient of the 2023 Barry L. MacLean Manufacturer of the Year that will be awarded at the IMA’s 130th Annual Luncheon on December 8, 2023, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Roundtable Series Set for September 21

We want to hear from you and your peers! Are your strategies for enhancing operational efficiency in motion? Could your operations benefit from the guidance of seasoned experts Discover invaluable insights from fellow manufacturers who have successfully implemented impactful practices. Plus, take an exclusive virtual tour of the cutting-edge KCC Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Center.

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Kankakee County Boasts New Ranking Among Manufacturing Hubs

Kankakee County climbs two spots to #3 in the US for manufacturing hubs for small metros, according to Business Facilities Magazine 2023 Metro Rankings Report. The magazine annually recognizes metro areas and cities of all sizes for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

CSL Behring Named 2023 Large Business of the Year

The Kankakee County location of CSL Behring is one of the largest biotech sites in the world – encompassing 140 acres and 40 buildings on site. CSL Plasma set to open Spring 2023. With 1,500+ employees, the company makes up 20% of the manufacturing base of Kankakee County.

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Friday, February 17, 2023

Grants Available for Manufacturing Students at KCC

The One Workforce grant program covers tuition, textbooks, fees, hand tools, materials, and personal protective equipment for students enrolled in programs which can lead to employment in a field related to manufacturing. Grant students are enrolled in KCC manufacturing-based certificates and associate degrees such as: welding, machine tool, industrial maintenance, electrical technology, and manufacturing technology.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Nominations Open: Coolest Thing Made in Illinois

Makers Madness is an online contest highlighting amazing manufacturers and their fantastic products made in our state. The contest is a partnership with Comcast Business, an innovation champion and technology provider to manufacturers across Illinois.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

RELEASED: 2023 Market Profile

Boasting capital investment of more than $1.5B over the recent years, exporting more than $7B from our Kankakee County businesses and manufacturers, and boasting an economical cost of living (92.1%) and housing costs (79.4%), this community is a draw for business, industry and livability.

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