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Resilient and Strong Pilkington Glass

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pilkington Glass is committed to North Central Illinois. On the evening of Tuesday February 28th, North Central Illinois was experiencing warmer than usual weather during the last 2 weeks in February. Unforunately, the weather changed quickly and rain storms and tornadoes hit the area. The hardest hit areas, which experienced tornado destruction, was in Naplate and Ottawa. The path of the tornado crossed over the Illinois River multiple times and damaged a glass factory, Pilkington glass factory.  Employees were present at the factory when the tornado hit, and there were no reports of any injuries, according to The Times News Paper in Ottawa. (Insert link :


40 years in Area - Monterey Mushrooms Employs 525

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Monterey Mushrooms of Princeton (Bureau County) is celebrating it's 40th Year in North Central Illinois, producing 600,000 pounds of mushrooms every week, and employing 525 people. The company operates in a 250,000 square foot facility north of DePue and East of Princeton on Highway 6. Monterey distributes packaged mushrooms throughout the central United more»

Starved Rock Wood Products Expanding in Mendota

Published Monday, February 13, 2017

Starved Rock Wood Products plans to expand to the former R.R. Donnelley building in Mendota, and create 100 new jobs. 


CIT Trucks Expands Operations in Region

Published Monday, February 6, 2017

CIT TRUCKS, LLC is investing $4.5 million on a new 34,000 sq. ft. dealership in Peru, Illinois.  CIT owns and operates 2 local heavy duty truck dealerships.  The Peru location has represented the Kenworth and Volvo line of trucks since 1989.  Continued growth from these franchises has made it necessary to expand facilities.  


Gardner Denver Expands in Princeton

Published Monday, December 19, 2016

Gardner Denver, manufacturer of industrial air compressors, is expanding its Princeton, Illinois facility by 27,000 square feet.  The company employs 96 workers.

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