Congresswoman Kelly Visits ‘Made in Illinois’ Success Stories To Promote Modern Manufacturing Jobs

CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--July 22, 2016.  Congresswoman Robin Kelly visited five companies and labs this week to highlight successful companies making products in Illinois, and to promote technology training and modern manufacturing jobs in the 2nd District.

Stops included Blue 1647, one of the largest minority entrepreneurship incubators in the nation, located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, and Sterling Lumber Company, a multi-generational family-owned business employing 225 people in Phoenix, one of Illinois’ poorest communities.

“An increasing number of traditional manufacturing jobs in the 2nd District are being replaced by jobs in advanced manufacturing,” Rep. Kelly said. “My tour . . .

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