Meet the exhibitors at the Rockford region’s largest aerospace conference! By having a table inside the MAC2023 exhibition room, companies will be front and center to connect and network with the more than 200 attendees. Submission deadline for exhibitors to be included in program booklet was August 30.
Check out all of our exhibitors at MAC2023!
Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.
GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military, business, and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components as well as avionics, electrical power, and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE has a global service network to support these offerings. GE and its customers are also working together to unlock new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity beyond traditional services. GE Aviation is becoming a digital industrial business with its ability to harness large streams of data that are providing incredible insights and in turn, real operational value for customers.
Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)
IMEC is a team of improvement specialists and technicians dedicated to providing organizations in Illinois with the tools and techniques to create sustainable competitive futures. The experienced hands-on team at IMEC works closely with its clients to plan critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce.
Woodward, Inc. was founded in 1870 in Loves Park, IL as the Woodward Governor Company after Amos Woodward invented and patented a better, faster, more efficient water wheel governor. In 1934, Amos’ son Elmer patented the first successful aircraft propeller governor. Irl Martin, Amos’ son-in-law, and the company’s third chairman, introduced the Corporate Partnership, an innovative business structure that involved all company members in its business success. For 150 years, Woodward has been driven by the constant desire to solve, improve and address the challenges our customers and their customers face, innovating products that control energy for aerospace and industrial applications. And with our strong culture of collaboration, our expert technical knowledge, and a proven tradition of problem-solving, we deliver trusted and innovative systems that are integral to the technology that changes the world.
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Forest City Gear
Forest City Gear has thrived for more than six decades by constantly expanding our knowledge and manufacturing capabilities to produce the highest-quality gears possible. All of our production processes are supported by an uncompromising focus on quality, from initial blanks and tools to production and final packaging. We are committed to making world-class gears by investing in the best technology and the best people.
Our fine- and medium-pitch custom gears are trusted worldwide in everything, from telescopes and tractors, artificial elbows to aircraft, military lasers to medical examining tables, printers to race cars, and power tools to dental drills. They are even on the International Space Station and the Mars exploration rovers.
Ingenium Aerospace is an innovative, global leader in actuation systems and rotating components for space, air, land, and sea. For more than a decade, our team of technical experts has developed highly engineered, custom motion controls and rotating components to address the most complex problems in the industry.
As a small, privately held company, Ingenium Aerospace has the flexibility to take on applications that other companies can’t – or won’t – support. Our team can lead, partner, collaborate, integrate, or co-develop programs. We take on projects with high, moderate, and low volumes. We offer capabilities across the entire product life cycle, from solution design through aftermarket support.
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American Standard Circuits
American Standard Circuits (ASC) prides itself on being a total solutions provider, manufacturing quality rigid, metal-backed, RF/microwave, flex, and rigid-flex PCBs for the medical, automotive, industrial, defense, and aerospace markets in volumes from test and prototypes to large production orders. ASC has the expertise to provide a wide variety of technologies in a time-critical environment. Their qualifications include AS9100 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015, IATF16949:2016, MIL-PRF 31032, MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884 certification, and ITAR registration. In addition to manufacturing in the USA, ASC can transition and manage your PCB requirements to lower-cost regions via its qualified supply chain of offshore partners. ASC also holds many key patents for metal bonding processes. For more information about American Standard Circuits’ services or to ask one of their technology experts a question go to our website.
GROB Systems, INC.
For over 90 years, GROB has been known worldwide for the development and manufacturing of machines and production lines for automotive OEMs. GROB has since expanded its portfolio to include universal 5-axis machining centers. The unique retractable spindle provides unmatched accessibility to the workpiece, and even upside-down machining, in a collision-free environment during tool change. They are easy to install and maintain and provide outstanding performance and precision from lot size 1.
GROB is a family-owned company located near Munich, Germany, and has full manufacturing capabilities in Germany, Brazil, China, Italy, and the United States. More than 500 employees at the 400,000-square-foot facility in western Ohio support GROB customers across North America.
Quantum Design Inc.
For over 30 years Quantum Design Control Systems has served the automation controls market by designing, building, and deploying control systems. From design through commissioning, Quantum’s commitment is to provide turnkey, cost-effective solutions using the most appropriate, reliable technologies. Our combination of engineering strength and control panel production experience is unique in the region. We provide a complete solution including the documentation needed to support a system for many years to come. Quantum Design is a leader in automation and will help achieve faster time to market, measurable cost reduction, and superior quality. Quantum also provides custom load banks, a highly sought-after product in the aerospace industry. Visit www.qdicontrolsystems.com for more information.
Superior Joining Technologies, Inc.
Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. (SJTI) celebrates 30 years; Growing our Aerospace customer base with original equipment on 17 Commercial Airplanes and all Space programs—we now work with new Aerospace customers Research and Development Pioneering solutions with evolving materials and processes used to produce their requirements— Our highly technical precise operation supports these platforms with Precision Joining Techniques-Laser; Complex High Precision 5-Axis Machining; NADCAP Non-Destructive Testing serves land and sea-based customers. Using Multi-Axis Laser Cutting, marking, non-code machining, and welding builds a broad base of support for the manufacturing industry. Supporting this community with workforce development and participation.
Accelerated Machine Design & Engineering
Accelerated Machine Design & Engineering (AMD&E) is a provider of simple Engineered solutions for your complex Manufacturing and Design challenges. Our Manufacturing and Engineering groups manage turn-key deliveries of mission-critical parts, subassemblies, systems, and often entire products to your exacting specifications on an accelerated timeline. Our clients receive the highest quality American-made machined parts allowing them to compete successfully on a global scale. ISO9001 & AS9100 certifications for Manufacturing and Design are expected within Q3 2023.
Acme Industries is a full-service manufacturing partner to leading OEMs. Our customers chose Acme Industries to act as their manufacturing partner because of our superior ability to optimize supply chain and technical support for machined parts, assemblies and components. Acme’s team of experts works with every customer to develop creative solutions for their particular manufacturing challenge. You’ll get all the benefits of vertical integration, without tying up your people, capital, and attention.
BESTProto is a group of professional soldering technicians, SMT (surface mount technology) process engineers and businesspeople who are committed to rapidly building electromechanical and PCB prototypes. From prototypes to legacy boards, we do small batch assembly, either turn-key, consignment, or any combination, while providing small highly specialized businesses, start-ups and incubator companies with small production or specialty build capabilities.
Clinkenbeard is an innovator in the rapid development of complex parts and assemblies, a competitive advantage necessary for Aerospace and Defense programs. AS9100 certification and ITAR compliance (CMMC in process) mixed with more than 55 years of proven expertise in engineering, advanced multi-axis machining and Aerospace alloys, Clinkenbeard can dramatically accelerate the product development process – from initial concept, to prototyping, bridge, and production.
Colorwave Graphics, LLC
Your single resource for indoor/outdoor signage, displays, wall murals, window graphics and privacy films, floor graphics, vehicle wraps/lettering and more! Our mission is to provide creative visual solutions based on a collaborative understanding of our customer’s needs and to proceed with a trusted commitment to service and quality that is second to none.
Core Business Solutions
Core Business Solutions provides online and onsite services to help our customers to learn, grow, and succeed— regardless of experience, location, or industry. Our unique approach combines a simplified, web-based platform with hands-on help from professional consultants. We’ll give you the tools you need to succeed, but we’ll also be there to help every step of the way.
Cre8tive Tech & Design
Cre8tive Technology & Design has the proven experience to successfully enable business-critical ERP solutions in the aerospace and defense industry. Cre8tive helps companies achieve compliance, enhance their ERP with industry software solutions, and provide personalized support as the foundation for a strong and lasting business relationship. Cre8tive is a team of 90+ business professionals and industry experts dedicated to ensuring customer success.
Global manufacturer of corrosion inhibitor films and bags, anti-tarnish and anti-rust packaging papers, emitters, protective foam and rust preventive liquids for aerospace applications. Military and industry have used Daubert Cromwell VCI for 85+ years to prevent corrosion and tarnish on fabricated metals in all stages of production, storage and shipment.
EDM Intelligent Solutions
EDM Intelligent Solutions (EDMIS) is an innovative manufacturing and 3D metrology company located just outside of Chicago. Over the last 25 years, our teams of experts in the fields of tight tolerance manufacturing and 3D metrology have become trusted partners to a multitude of industries across the United States and the world including Aerospace, Automotive, Communications, Defense, Medical and Scientific customers.
EDMIS offers CNC Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) services, including Wire EDM, Sinker EDM, EDM Hole Drilling, Laser Ablation, and Micro Milling. Our 3D Industrial Metrology systems and services offer unique automated inspection capabilities for the most challenging measurement applications.
Greenwood Plastics Industries
At Greenwood Plastics Industries, we believe in relationships – the kind of relationships that lead to smart production. With years of thermoforming know-how, we can help you choose the best materials, process and timelines you need to make your product high-quality and profitable. We don’t do widgets. There are a lot of companies in the world that crank out millions of widgets, without understanding the product or its applications. From top to bottom, our staff understands what your needs are, and it’s our goal to meet them.
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Kenyeri Engineering & Manufacturing
Kenyeri Engineering & Manufacturing is a woman owned small business in Downers Grove, Illinois. We provide total workholding solutions, taking a workholding application from chuck specification through design and fabrication of jaws, locators, plates, drawbars and more. We also offer integration of Hanwha cobots for machine tending and other applications, and electrical control panels for other automation needs. We proudly offer Seoam workholding products for many machining applications and also design custom solutions. Our team blends engineering expertise with customer focus, listening to your plant’s concerns and objectives.
Laser Technologies, Inc.
Since 1985 Laser Technologies has been providing aerospace and defense customers with quality generator, motor and transformer laminations, components, assemblies, and services. Precision laser cutting, stamping, rotary notching and NADACP certified annealing and are on-site in Naperville, Illinois. Our value-added services include die design, reverse engineering, core bonding and welding, core plate coating, refurbishing, vent plate assembly, pressure plate machining, shaft and core machining, rotor rims, and pole lamination assembly. Fabricated parts, CNC machining, weldments, and state-of-the-art QC laboratory with probe and vision CMM reporting are also done on-site. ISO9001:2015, NADCAP certified, ITAR, TMA Members.
Midwest Aero Support, INC.
MAS is an FAA / EASA certified repair station offering repair services for pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, and electronic components used on Regional and Mainline aircraft. We provide maintenance of passenger and crew seats, actuation systems and structural components both metal and composite. MAS manufactures a wide variety of electronic components, wire harnesses, plastic molded seat parts, cushions and covers. Lastly, MAS manufactures on board wheelchairs. We specialize in build to print components and pursue PMA for various seat components. Under license, MAS offers repair and manufacturing services for several major OEM’s for both in and out of production components.
National Plastics and Seals is recognized as an industry leader in the supply of precision machined & fabricated plastic parts, and the distribution of heat shrink tubing, plastic sheet, rod and tube profiles, and rubber products. In business since 1985, National Plastics and Seals is known as “standing above the crowd” in meeting your requirements of quality, reliability, competitive pricing, technical support, and unsurpassed service. We are certified to ISO 9001:2015.
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R.R. Floody Company specializes in machine vision and advanced factory automation solutions. Our sales and application engineering teams boast decades of experience in Machine Vision, Product ID/Traceability, Robotics, Motion Control, Machine Control, Material Handling and Flexible Feeding Solutions.
Rockford Area Aerospace Network (RAAN)
The Rockford Area Aerospace Network (RAAN) is a consortium of companies implementing a strategic plan to increase the competitiveness of the Rockford Region for aerospace expansion and attraction.
SCS Cases has been engineering custom cases since 1976. The company’s home office is located in Chicago, Illinois, and uses the latest water jet, routered, FlashCut CNC, steel rule foam cutting, and CAD/CAM case design technologies. SCS proudly serves customers throughout the Midwest, East Coast, and Southeast regions of the United States.
Sterling is an award-winning professional outsourced engineering and workforce solutions company. With our focus on engineering, technical, and IT, Sterling Staffing has the in-depth knowledge, industry expertise, and robust employee pipeline it takes to find talent for even the most difficult-to-fill positions rapidly. In addition, Sterling Staffing’s extensive recruitment methodology allows us to engage the most qualified employees in the marketplace. Sterling offers a unique combination of engineering solutions and Best of Staffing level recruiting services to help our clients and talent achieve their goals.
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Wagner Machine Co.
Wagner Machine has a simple philosophy – run a lean business that makes high quality parts at a reasonable price. We offer CNC mill and lathe services and specialize in advanced machining processes including 5-axis milling, mill-turn, swiss turning, abrasive waterjet, and 4-axis wire EDM. Many of our CNC machines are automated with bar feeders or robotic loading. Our unique combination of advanced technology, automation, and over 40 years of experience enables us to provide the best manufacturing solutions for our customers regardless of production quantity or part complexity. Wagner Machine strives to maintain a small shop atmosphere while having the stability, capabilities, and opportunities that are typically found with larger organizations.
The Workforce Connection system is the regional workforce system serving Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago counties. The partnerships with local agencies help foster the necessities in our tri-county area and ensure that both career seekers and employers are receiving the assistance they need to be successful. Our region’s workforce system is benefited by these partnerships to ensure that each person and business in our community knows to connect with the One-Stop Career Centers at the American Job Centers.