Almost 100 members and guests of the Rockford Area Aerospace Network (RAAN) met on March 9 at the Prairie Street Brewhouse in Rockford to learn more about each others’ products and services. Sponsored by its members, this Supplier Symposium was a great way for the companies to learn of opportunities to partner and further increase the visibility and sustainability of the region as a large Aerospace Cluster.
Seventeen member companies displayed exhibits and gave short presentations followed by networking and a keynote speaker. Greg Dellinger from AAR Corp. updated the group on AAR’s sixth MRO facility being built near the Chicago Rockford International Airport and discussed the reasons behind the decision to expand in Rockford. Jeff Kaney, outgoing RAAN Chairman, gave closing remarks praising the members for their growth and dedication to excellence.
The next RAAN meeting is on May 12.