iBi - March 2015

by Stevie Zvereva
Photography by David Vernon

Peoria’s maker movement has industry experts and amateur tinkerers alike exploring the new age of manufacturing.

Making the Region

"Caterpillar will stay in Peoria. I repeat: Caterpillar will stay in Peoria." And with those words, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman revealed the long-anticipated plans for the company’s headquarters complex.

Made in the Region

From modular homes and heavy equipment simulators to metal tools and food items, a wide range of products are being manufactured in the heart of the Midwest.

The Case for Additive Manufacturing

by Mark Cotteleer
Deloitte Services LP

AM, also known as 3D printing, can play an important role in the pursuit of performance improvement, innovation and growth.

Is Your Six Sigma Stifling Innovation?

by Edward Hess
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

The quest for operational excellence has a dark side: it can stifle innovation. Here are five ways not to let it.


A Safe Haven for Mothers

by Stevie Zvereva

A Peoria couple’s BumpBox takes one heavy load off expectant mothers’ minds.