SCHAUMBURG – Friday, on Manufacturing Day 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner toured Sandvik Coromant with students from Palatine and Schaumburg High Schools to encourage more to consider manufacturing careers.
Rauner touched on topics included in his Turnaround Agenda he persistently emphasizes that are preventing Illinois from regaining its leadership in the wealth-building manufacturing sector.
“Illinois used to be the heart of manufacturing in America, but we haven’t been as competitive as we need to be,” said Governor Rauner. “While other states, like Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, are growing manufacturing jobs, Illinois is still lagging behind.
"We have everything that manufacturers need to thrive here but state government has been holding us back. That’s why it’s critical to get the political, economic and government reforms we need to manufacture a better future and expand opportunities for all Illinoisans.”
Governor Rauner also proclaimed October 2016 as Manufacturing Month in Illinois to encourage local collaborative efforts to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing's value to the Illinois economy, and urge all school districts, community colleges, and manufacturers in Illinois to invest time and resources to celebrate the contributions manufacturers make to the fabric of our state’s communities.