Nu-Way Industries, the largest precision metal product fabricator in the region, is marking 50 years in business by calling on local and state leaders to support the next generation of manufacturing.
A critical pillar of the economy, Illinois 12,000 manufacturing businesses employ nearly 600,000 residents and account for almost 13 percent of the states gross domestic product. But ineffective incentives and a lack of technical education are preventing the businesses from realizing their full potential.
Our passion for this industry, our commitment to quality, and our endless desire to be better every day have remained unchanged in 50 years. But tangible improvements, like more accessible workforce development grants and more vocational education, are needed to ensure Illinois manufacturing stays strong as we move into the future, said Steve Southwell, Nu-Way president and CEO. Were grateful for the partnership and hard work of our leaders, but theres more to be done.
Founded in 1968 and today employing a staff of more than 300, Nu-Way creates custom, end-to-end manufacturing solutions for businesses spanning all sectors of the economy. Since its humble beginnings under brothers George and Joe Howard, Nu-Way has spurred industry innovation by combining manufacturing expertise with innovative technology.
Nu-Ways vertically integrated production facility near Chicagos OHare airport features first-in-class manufacturing equipment, including an advanced design lab, automated equipment and the use of robotics, which allow the company to make more than 1.5 million parts each year. With a large and deeply experienced engineering and operations staff, Nu-Way is well-known for its agility and ability to quickly tackle even the most complex jobs.
Customers include Siemens, Schneider Electric, Middleby and Electrolux and many have partnered with Nu-Way for decades.
My father and his brother started this company with a vision for doing things a better way a ˜new way using cutting-edge technology to improve manufacturing processes, said Mary Howard, Nu-Way executive vice president and CFO. Weve been fortunate to have loyal customers, talented and hard-working employees. Weve reached this milestone because of them and look forward to accomplishing even more in the future.
About Nu-Way Industries
Nu-Way Industries is the largest precision metal product manufacturer in the region. Founded in 1968 and today employing a staff of more than 300, the Des Plaines, Illinois-based company combines manufacturing expertise with innovative technology and automated equipment to offer end-to-end solutions for customers across all sectors of the economy. For products ranging from heavy-duty enclosures to intricate components and the latest interactive displays, Nu-Way helps customers succeed with agility, proven quality and a vision for the future of manufacturing. For more information, visit nuwayindustries.com.