Previous Mar 2015Next Digital Edition Archives About iBi Innovation in the Makerspaceby Stevie ZverevaPhotography by David VernonPeoria’s maker movement has industry experts and amateur tinkerers alike exploring the new age of manufacturing.Read more » Making the Region Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi "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. A Day in the Life of a Cat Engine by Henry Vicary Caterpillar Inc. Behind the scenes of the world-class foundry in Mapleton… Made in the Region A Snapshot 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. Opportunities for U.S. Manufacturers to Excel by Amy Fitzgerald IMEC The Next Generation Manufacturing Study illustrates strategies that will carry manufacturing firms into the future. Inspiring Manufacturing Through Mini-Golf? by Jennifer Daly Greater Peoria Economic Development Council An unusual competition is the latest project from the Greater Peoria EDC’s Strategic Manufacturing Group. 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. Manufacturing and International Trade The Excel Way by Jim Foley Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University A brief discussion with the team at Excel Foundry... Q&A with Paul Blackhurst Vice President, Kitchen Cooked, Inc Kitchen Cooked has been making quality snacks since the Great Depression, when founder Flossie Howard made potato chips by hand in small, cast-iron kettles in her basement. Galesburg After Maytag A Decade Later by Chad Broughton A new book traces the aftermath of the Maytag factory closing in Galesburg. 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. ISO Changes and Risk Management by Scott Tillison OQInternational, LLC Do you know where your risks are hiding? Region Manufacturing a Stronger PartnershipStephen Morris - Peoria County Board What It Means to Live UnitedMichael Stephan - Heart of Illinois United Way Finance Protect Your Assets with a Trustby Cathy S. Butler Morgan Stanley What Hospitals Need From Their BankersSteve Daggs - Commerce Bank Workplace Thumb Drives & Data BreachesHeather Fitzanko - AAA Confidential Security Corporation Apps for Safety and BeyondLarry Timm - AAIM Employers’ Association Illinois Enacts New Eavesdropping Statuteby Michael R. Lied Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC Ownership TransitionWhat’s Your Destination?by Joe Glawe and Melissa Yoder CliftonLarsonAllen The Modern Face of Sales Shouldn’t Include Sellingby Hampus Jakobsson, CEO of Brisk Healthcare Meet the New President…Dr. Mike Cruz - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Health is Not Valued Till Sickness Comesby UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor More... In My Father’s Footstepsby Norman V. Kelly Organic, Natural, GMO, Etc.Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau Balance A Safe Haven for Mothers by Stevie Zvereva A Peoria couple’s BumpBox takes one heavy load off expectant mothers’ minds.