Back in 2017, the City of Urbana took ownership of the property and the hard work of clean-up began. There was already a developer expressing interest in the project. TIS is an engineering and construction management firm, specializing in roadway and bridge construction. In 2020 they bought the property and began the redevelopment of the building. They, along with the CEP and the City, worked hard to make this project a reality. This Wednesday, the building will officially go from vacancy to full occupancy and we could not be prouder. Congratulations to TIS and team. Thank you for your commitment to our community.
Beginning with Johnson Manufacturing Company in 1902, four brothers had no idea the legacy they would leave. Today, Johnson Welded supplies to some of the major names in the trucking industry.
If you have a passion for welding and want to know, more check them out at https://www.jwp-inc.com
Over the past year, the management team has worked hard to come up with unique solutions to finding and retaining workers.
If you know someone who is looking for a job, or if you are looking yourself, Rittal will be hosting open interviews this Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 from 9:00 am -11:00 am and 3:00 pm -6:00 pm. Start your career at Rittal today!
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.
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.
There was a time that those containers were unheard of. Then, along came ORBIS and changed how we transport goods. Before plastic, wood was used to help contain and transport goods. In 1895, what is now the Menasha corporation was the largest manufacturer of turned wooden ware. By the 1950’s, another pioneer by the name of G.B. Lewis became the first designer of plastic reusable containers. In 1974 they came together when Menasha acquired G.B Lewis and renamed LEWISSystems. In 1995 ORBIS came under the Menasha corporation and now we have Orbis Menasha. Folks who grew up here in Urbana may recognize the LEWISSystem name that we know now as Orbis. Started locally in 1980, what was once LEWISSystem, ORBIS is still the leader in plastic reusable packaging. After recently acquiring the remaining parcels of the old Q3 building, ORBIS plans to expand their facility here in Urbana. They will be hosting a Ground Breaking Ceremony tomorrow at 10:00 am, click here to learn more about this event.