Illinois’ manufacturers are leading the recovery by becoming more innovative, investing in new technologies and business practices, and increasing the productivity of their workers. The result: more high-wage manufacturing jobs are being created and retained and economies in local communities are being stabilized. As state and federal elected officials consider ways to spur economic growth, leaders from companies like Ridley Feed Ingredients in Mendota want to ensure that legislators are aware of how they are tapping into IMEC’s resources to meet today’s challenges.

Ridley leaders recently hosted a briefing and plant tour for Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a Republican serving the 11th District in Illinois.  Mr. Kinzinger heard about how IMEC is helping Ridley to contain operating costs and improve profit margins by implementing lean manufacturing practices.  He heard about how Ridley is investing in its facilities, and creating new product lines.  After the Tour, Congressman Kinzinger shared his insights on the company, the state of manufacturing in the U.S., and the importance of the sector to drive U.S. competitiveness.

via:  IMEC Blog