During 2017 the RAEDC will feature Rockford Region businesses and points of history that demonstrate that the area has long been, Your Opportunity Region.
Throughout the year the RAEDC will feature companies or stories of the Rockford Region’s history in manufacturing and innovation. These featured companies and stories have led the momentum we see and have created the strong aerospace and advanced manufacturing supply chains we are familiar with today. Our aerospace cluster has the 6th largest concentration of employment in the nation and every aircraft flying today has at least one part or component made in the Rockford Region. These foundations of success and continued collaboration within the community will be the engine and driving power for the region to reach Top 25 status by 2025.
If you were at the RAEDC’s 2016 Annual Meeting in November then you may have heard about a recent highlight on Superior Joining Technologies, Inc.
Celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, the AS9100 registered company provides the aerospace industry with precision welding, NADCAP accredited testing, as well as advanced laser processes. The company has recently moved to a new facility that is five times larger than its previous location.
By focusing on their people, innovative technology, and the workplace environment Superior Joining Technologies has had year-over-year growth and expanded services to include 3-D printing, laser scanning, and laser-additive technology, while attracting and retaining the best employees.
This continued re-investment in their employees and equipment allows them to focus and concentrate on quality assurance and technical accreditations.
The ensure the students of today become the workforce of tomorrow with the required skill-set needed to push the industry forward Superior Joining Technologies has reserved 7,000 square feet of their facilities for the use of a local robotics club. They also work with groups to provide introduction classes to activities such as welding and offer tours of their facility.
Superior Joining Technologies is active in the manufacturing community as well supporting Women of Today’s Manufacturing, organizing Manufacturing Day activities for students, and many other organizations to strengthen the supply chain, strengthen the workforce and promote manufacturing as the highly skilled employment opportunity that it is.