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Years of renovations and expansions left Southwark Metal Manufacturing employees walking around a building shaped like a Z – and a structure that ran out of space as success kept the ductwork manufacturing plant growing.
It led to a new beginning – and support from an electric cooperative welcoming the business to the community.
Soaring success for a luxury furniture making business led the organization to relocate to a larger nearby warehouse.
Its new electric cooperative welcomed the organization with money and support on projects that lowered its long-term energy costs.
Mike O’Grady’s commitment to his Central Illinois community led to a career fostering economic development – and insights to support local needs when a unique opportunity to pick up growth drove into the region.
An employee at a food products manufacturer trekked to a basement storage area – one of the few spots in the fully illuminated plant not bustling with employees – when a light bulb went off in his head. The business plan that was hatched brought improvements and even more savings into the mix than expected.