Illinois Manufacturing Month

Manufacturing Month


October is Manufacturing Month in Illinois, the home state of Contemporary Controls. Illinois has a robust manufacturing sector that plays a vital role in the state's economy. Contemporary Controls has been manufacturing in Downers Grove, Illinois for more than 45 years.

The Downers Grove manufacturing facility has modern Surface Mount Technology (SMT) process lines that paste solder onto blank printed circuit boards (PCBs), place active and passive components onto the pasted PCBs, and then reflow the assembled PCBs through temperature controlled ovens to create printed circuit board assemblies (PCAs). The PCAs are then tested and packaged as adapters, or assembled into metal enclosures, tested and packaged as finished devices for storage into a warehouse.

Contemporary Controls is committed to making our manufacturing process as environmentally sustainable as possible. We adhere to the goals of reducing energy consumption, reducing the amount of hazardous materials in our environment, greater recycling, reducing the waste in landfills and the use of fewer natural resources.

Manufacturing Month in October "is a celebration of our state's amazing and innovative manufacturing sector that employs 555,000 women and men on factory floors in good, high-paying jobs. Throughout history, manufacturers have answered our nation's call every single time and they are doing it again today during the global pandemic. Illinois companies are making life saving products, equipping health care workers and first responders, stocking our grocery stores with safe and nutritious food, building our infrastructure, powering our homes and businesses, and maintaining critical communication systems," said Mark Denzler, president and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA). Contemporary Controls is a long-time member of IMA, which is the oldest statewide manufacturing trade association in the United States.

IMA is hosting several events to celebrate Manufacturing Month this October. Learn more about the events at IMA's Manufacturing Month webpage.