Manufacturing is an important industry in the Illinois Valley area. In addition to the creation of vital products, they also provide countless jobs for area residents. Manufacturing is the lifeblood of our nation creating products ranging from industrial components to chemicals used in everyday life.
Our Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce members fill a number of these responsibilities and develop unique and needed products and compounds that are shipped across the nation and beyond.
Manufacturing is a growing industry and we are proud of our members and their contribution to the area and the world. Check out our member pages and see what they do.
Innovation is vital to maintaining our pre-eminent position in the fiber-cement industry. Consequently, we invest heavily in research and development, with a special emphasis on product quality and production efficiency to develop durable and low maintenance siding products and backerboard.
Established in 1868, Washington Mills was North America’s first producer of abrasive grain.