INTEGRIS was graciously asked to be a return participant at the 2015 Discover Manufacturing Expo held at the Woodruff Technical Center in Peoria, IL. This annual 2-Day event allows high schoolers to engage manufacturing related companies about the various careers that they offer in the area. There were schools from Peoria, Pekin, Washington, Metamora and on, overall there were probably several hundred participants. The expo included hands on type demonstrations from companies like Caterpillar and Excel Foundry, as well as learning opportunities from the University of Illinois and other local universities. The students were allowed to freely visit the different displays by participating companies and ask as many questions or hear about what skill-sets are of value when it comes to manufacturing.
INTEGRIS Invited to Congresswoman Bustos Manufacturing Roundtable
On May 28, 2015 INTEGRIS principal, Andy Berberich & and business manager, Eric Myers were invited to attend Congresswoman Cheri Bustos roundtable on manufacturing in Central Illinois. A common goal is to convene industry leaders from the Peoria region to explore challenges, as well as opportunities, to forge meaningful public-private collaborations at the intersection of health care and manufacturing. Invited guests consisted of various parties including economic development, government, education, research, non profits and industry representatives. Bustos’s two hour