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Economic Development News

                                                                   The construction of the Chicagoland Skydiving Center's (CSC) new facility here in Rochelle has been helped immensely by the unusually warm and dry winter weather.  This photo shows the steel framework for the administrative support building being erected.  The new 20,000 sf facility will include a full-service restaurant &…
                                                                  William Charles Energy, LLC and Rochelle Municipal Utilities Jointly Announce the commissioning of a New Landill-Gas-To-Energy Facility in Rochelle, IL. In cooperation with RMU and Rochelle Waste Disposal, William Charles Energy, LLC developed and constructed the Rochelle Energy Center, a state-of-the-art 4.8 megawatt renewable energy facility located…
Coated Sand Solutions Facility to Locate in Rochelle Illinois   Rochelle, IL – Officials from Coated Sand Solutions and the City of Rochelle announced today they will be locating a new resin coating facility in Rochelle, IL. While officials conducted their site search over the past year they referred to…
Americold has seen tremendous growth in 2010-2011 and has added almost 25 new jobs here at their two plants in Rochelle. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, they are the world leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution to the food industry. Americold possesses the largest cold-storage distribution network, having 182 warehouses world-wide with…
The City of Rochelle-owned railroad (CIR) continues to grow to meet the needs of both planned and future industrial demands. Work has begun on the new rail spur off the CIR to the new Nippon Sharyo site. The existing crossing and spur on Caron Road, south of I-88, will be…
Nippon Sharyo plans to begin prodcution in May 2012 here at their new manufacturing plant in Rochelle. They've recently begun posting job openings on their website for the following positions: Metal Fabrication Administrator Maintenance Manager Assembly Manager Purchasing Agent Lead Electrical Assembler Lead Interior Assembler Lead Mechanical Assembler   For…
Quick Start of Rochelle received a "Supplier Quality Excellence Award" from Caterpillar on Thursday, September 1st. Five members of Caterpillar's Quality Team came to Rochelle to present the award and tour of the Quick Start manufacturing facilities. Rochelle-based, Quick Start, an industry-leading manufacturer of Diesel Engine Ether Injection Systems, is…
The construction of the Nippon Sharyo production facility continues to move quickly toward its start-up target date of May 2012. Nippon Sharyo, the City of Rochelle, and numerous contractors have worked hard to stay on schedule, despite ground excavation delays due to rainy weather earlier this summer. Parts of the…
Rochelle, IL – The Rochelle Municipal Airport (Koritz Field) will be part of an upcoming 18-month study commissioned by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to measure the benefits that the Illinois airport system has on local economies.  Over 100 airports statewide will be examined, and the results will allow…
See the story, "The I-39 Logistics Corridor: Moving Cargo Here, There and Everywhere", in the Northwest Quarterly Magazine.
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