ROCKFORD, Nov. 5 — Small and medium-sized manufacturers an hour or so northwest of Chicago area are close enough to Chicago area companies to be accessible for specific jobs and be competitive in supplier prices.
Connecting Rockford area manufacturers to Chicago businesses is a key reason why TMA is putting time and energy into expanding their resource network to include more Rockford companies.
In September, Rockford manufacturing representatives met with TMA Membership staff for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the area’s beautiful Anderson Japanese Gardens.
“Rockford area manufacturers can offer competitive pricing with quality that’s second to none in Illinios,” said TMA Membership Team Member Kevin McKernan. “That’s always incentive to connect good people, and that’s what we are doing.”
McKernan said he was very encouraged by Rockford’s warm reception, and plans to expand the network over the next year.
“We’re hosting from four to six events a year in the area now,” McKernan said, “and since this week’s breakfast was such a success, there’s interest now in holding it monthly. We’re excited about the TMA interest in Rockford.”
To join the effort, contact Kevin McKernan.