manufacturing http://northernpublicradio.org en Former Rockford Manufacturer Sold To British Company http://northernpublicradio.org/post/former-rockford-manufacturer-sold-british-company <p>A company with a long Rockford history has been sold. The Rockford Register Star reports cabinet hardware manufacturer Amerock was one of the brands recently sold off by Atlanta-based Newell-Rubbermaid to <a href="http://www.nova-cap.com/news_events/news/wildcat_press_release.html">London-based Nova Capital.</a></p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:02:37 +0000 Susan Stephens 34675 at http://northernpublicradio.org Former Rockford Manufacturer Sold To British Company Gunite consolidates U.S. operations in Rockford http://northernpublicradio.org/post/gunite-consolidates-us-operations-rockford <p></p><p style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: x-large; ">An Indiana auto parts maker&nbsp;is planning to consolidate&nbsp;its North American&nbsp;manufacturing operations&nbsp;in Rockford by early 2013.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:24:48 +0000 Guy Stephens 15621 at http://northernpublicradio.org Japanese trainmaker cuts ribbon at Rochelle factory http://northernpublicradio.org/post/japanese-trainmaker-cuts-ribbon-rochelle-factory <p></p><p>A host of public officials and hundreds of invited guests came to Rochelle Thursday to mark the grand opening of Japanese company Nippon Sharyo&rsquo;s new rail car manufacturing facility there.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:37:53 +0000 Guy Stephens 15246 at http://northernpublicradio.org Japanese trainmaker cuts ribbon at Rochelle factory Bipartisan support for pro-manufacturing bill http://northernpublicradio.org/post/bipartisan-support-pro-manufacturing-bill <p>Two Illinois Congressmen from opposite sides of the aisle are working together to promote legislation aimed at strengthening American manufacturing.</p><p><a href="http://www.lipinski.house.gov/">U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-3</a>, originated <a href="http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr5865/text">The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act</a> and <a href="http://kinzinger.house.gov">U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-11</a>, signed on as co-sponsor.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:42:19 +0000 Victor Yehling 13265 at http://northernpublicradio.org The Dodge Dart: Chrysler pushes for perfection from Day One. http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dodge-dart-chrysler-pushes-perfection-day-one <p>&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s considered conventional wisdom that you should never buy a car in its first year of production: that gives the automaker time to &ldquo;work the kinks out.&rdquo; And that&rsquo;s the kind of thinking Chrysler officials are working to dispel as they prepare to launch the new Dodge Dart in Belvidere.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:19:07 +0000 Susan Stephens 9590 at http://northernpublicradio.org The Dodge Dart: Chrysler pushes for perfection from Day One.