Manufacturing Day Tours

Each year, NWILED, in partnership with Jo Daviess Carroll Career Technical Education Academy (CTEA), and Jo-Carroll Energy, hosts a manufacturing day type event. It is an occasion during which manufacturers, trades, and logistics companies open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and to foster interest in related careers. All high schools in Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties are invited to participate.
In 2022, approximately 300 students were sent to 16 different companies across Northwest Illinois for site visits. Additionally, CTEA offered students various learning sessions presented by local businesses. A varied group of industries were represented ranging from traditional manufacturing to transportation, agriculture, and energy.
NWILED thanks the following businesses for their 2022 participation: Adkins Energy, AmeriCold Logistics, Arrow Solar, Dupaco Community Credit Union, East Dubuque Nitrogen Fertilizers, Economic Growth Corporation - Shimer Square, Elkay Manufacturing, Estes Construction, Forster Products, Fritz Nursery & Garden Center, Guy's Truck & Tractor, Herrell Electric Services, Jo-Carroll Energy, KD Welding, Logistics Park Dubuque, Signcraft Screenprint, Riverport Railroad, T&T Iron & Metals, and Village of Stockton Public Works.
Manufacturing & Trades Day 2023 is planned for Wednesday, March 15th, 2023!