Local fiber at JRS
JRS leads the way in innovation when it comes to ways to utilize fiber. What started in 1897 as a small mill in Germany, has now grown to over 90 locations with over 3,000 employees. One of those locations is right here in Urbana. JRS takes fiber and uses is as the source for many applications. Through a highly sophisticated process, the fiber is turned into a powder substance that can be used in a variety of ways You consume it often without even knowing. From making Taco Bell meat less greasy, to the medication you take, fiber made at JRS is a part of it. Fiber is used in medicine as a coating, in food as a healthy filler. Fiber is used as a better alternative to many synthetic materials. And the farming community uses it for a more economical feed for animals. The materials made here in Urbana is then shipped all over the country. So, the next time you go to Taco Bell, Thank JRS for your clean napkin.
The Hall Company: A Stellar Company
If you have ever been grateful for your intermittent wipers when you driving through a rain shower, the Hall Company worked with GM on that feature in 1970. Ever been to Disney? The Hall Company helped Disney when they built the monorail system. Have you ever flown? The Hall Company produces patented membrane switches for cockpits and even the food industry. Have you ever had an MRI? The Hall Company produces collision sensors to keep you safe.
We can thank Kyle Hall, President of The Hall Company, and his team for the countless ways they provide solutions for industry leaders here and across the globe. Kyle and his company are a vital part of our community.