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Supply Chain Crisis Hits Home

Supply Chain Crisis Hits Home

In the newsSupply Chain Crisis Hits HomeTruck driver shortage opens door for local high paying jobs By Rex Robinson | 11/4/2021TheTimesWeekly.com Joliet has one of the largest inland ports in the nation. Center Point Intermodal Center (CIC) - Joliet/Elwood is the...

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40 Years Moving Will County Forward!

40 Years Moving Will County Forward!

CED Board Member, Carmine Bottigliero, Vice President of Development with CenterPoint, a CED Sustaining Investor, recently wrote about CenterPoint’s strong ties to will County and the CED’s work including an update on the Houbolt Road Extension currently under construction off I-80 leading into the CenterPoint Intermodal Center!

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I-80 bridge work in Joliet begins June 28

I-80 bridge work in Joliet begins June 28

In the newsI-80 bridge work in Joliet begins June 28First step to major I-80 reconstruction from Ridge Road to U.S. 30 CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a $48 million project to replace the eastbound Interstate 80 bridges over...

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CED 2021 Eye Opener

CED 2021 Eye Opener

The Eye Opener, the CED’s mid-year briefing on key developments, initiatives, and economic indicators in Will County was held virtually with more than 150 participating. The presentation offered insight as to what is ahead for the region-from infrastructure improvements to industries poised for growth.

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Lion Electric Job Plans Detailed

Lion Electric Job Plans Detailed

In the newsLion Electric Job Plans DetailedBus, truck manufacturer plans to start production in late 2022 with 324 workers Bob Okon – ShawMedia.com The Lion Electric Company plans to begin taking applications before the end of this year at its future Joliet plant,...

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Lion Electric A Twist To Joliet Industrial Growth

Lion Electric A Twist To Joliet Industrial Growth

The pending arrival of The Lion Electric Co. puts a new perspective on the industrial development that has proliferated in Joliet and surrounding towns. Industrial has translated to warehouses and distribution centers for years with many people complaining that logistics is not their idea of industry.

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Air-traffic control tower coming to Lewis University Airport

Air-traffic control tower coming to Lewis University Airport

Construction is expected to get underway soon on a control tower for Lewis University Airport in Romeoville, and it could be a real economic boost for Will County and put the airport on the map for large corporations, according to officials. “It takes us to a totally different level at the airport. This has always been part of the plan since the Joliet Regional Port District purchased the airport from Lewis University in 1989,” said Chris Lawson, the district’s director.

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IRG To Turn Former Illinois Caterpillar Manufacturing Facility Into Multitenant Site

IRG To Turn Former Illinois Caterpillar Manufacturing Facility Into Multitenant Site

Industrial Realty Group picked up a sprawling industrial campus and trio of buildings outside Chicago, where Caterpillar once manufactured hydraulic equipment, to rework into a multitenant facility. The 69-acre property that has been vacant for two years sits along the Des Plaines River in suburban Rockdale, Illinois, just outside Joliet, with good access to a number of intermodal transit sources.

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Economic Upswing Underway in Will County

Economic Upswing Underway in Will County

Like the winds of change blowing through with the arrival of spring, many are hopeful the local job market will quickly start to improve as more receive COVID vaccines and more businesses, especially restaurants, are able to ramp up productivity and hire more employees.

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Diageo To Spend $80 Million To Expand U.S. Ready-To-Drink Beverage Production

Diageo To Spend $80 Million To Expand U.S. Ready-To-Drink Beverage Production

Spirits group Diageo said on Thursday it would spend $80 million to install two can-filling lines at a new plant in Illinois, to boost production of fast growing ready-to-drink beverages. The new facility in Plainfield, Illinois will make more than 25 million cases of ready-to-drink beverages every year, including Smirnoff seltzers and spirits-based cocktails from Crown Royal and Ketel One Botanicals.

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