McHenry County EDC Business Spotlight

Rapid Waterjet Design Moves into Larger Fabrication Facility

RINGWOOD, IL  -  Rapid Waterjet Design (RWD) continues to grow.  Scott Suhr, Owner and President, is pleased to announce the new expansion to a larger fabrication facility.  Located at 5415 Business Parkway, Ringwood, Illinois, the new facility will offer 15,000 square feet of fabrication and office space.  This move allows RWD to execute its business plan to acquire additional fabrication equipment (including a 5-Axis CNC machining center)  to meet the evolving needs of its growing customer base. 

From prototype to production, Rapid Waterjet Design can provide multiple manufacturing options, and recommend the most efficient way to produce tight tolerance components and products based upon customer goals and objectives.  RWD offers a unique combination of technology and manufacturing process experience that provides the capability to maintain unparalleled quality while delivering the advantages of speed and savings.

RWD's in-house machining equipment and capabilities include:

Waterjets Waterjets 
Two Omax Waterjet machines that can cut almost any material from Neoprene to Titanium, in thickness from .005 shim to 9”. (Ability to cut with garnet and 
water only) 
Wire EDM/CNC Wire EDM/CNC
Wire EDM fabricating allows RWD to hold extremely tight tolerances up to 2/10”
Assorted Grinding Assorted Grinding 
We offer tight tolerance finishes with our wet surface grinder
Sand/Bead Blaster & Vibratory Finishing Sand/Bead Blaster & Vibratory Finishing
Offer most type of finishes on parts that we fabricate

CLICK HERE to view more about the comprehensive machining services available at Rapid Waterjet Design

Contact: Bill Kirkelie 815-728-1929 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joule Technologies: Press Release

July 26, 2013, McHenry IL – Joule Technologies is proud to announce and welcome Rafael Nuno as Operations Manager where he will be responsible for manufacturing processes, quality and meeting customer delivery requirements.

Nuno rafaelPrior to Joule, Nuno worked twenty-three years at Motorola, the last eight as a Regional Program Manager in new product development and product launch for Motorola’s Smart Mobile Phones and Tablets. Prior to this role at Motorola, Rafael worked as the Manager in Service Engineering developing processes, Design for Serviceablity, documentation and in training.

“I chose Joule because their products are excellent and I wanted to apply my years of process development and quality experience to a company that has a history of steady growth. I believe Joule is onto something special,” said Rafael.

Don Wallin, President of Joule says, “Joule is known for innovative products and customer service in the electronics test field and Rafael’s mindset and his experience will allow us to reduce our lead times and increase out of box quality – creating a customer experience that is world class.”

Joule Technologies, McHenry County Economic Development Corporation’s 2011 Small Business Champion, is recognized as an industry leader in the design and manufacture of test fixtures for electronic assemblies. Joule’s customer base includes the top CMs and OEMs in electronic manufacturing.

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Congratulations to HR Green!

Engineering News Record recently released it's list of the top 500 design firms in the United States.  Our valued investor, HR Green, is now ranked at 185.    In addition, HR Green, orginally founded in 1913, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. 

With offices throughout the U.S., HR Green provides engineering and technical services to clients in transportation, water, governmental services, senior living and energy. 

Located in McHenry, HR Green is a participating member of our Transporation & Infrastructure Committee and Jim Halverson, Vice President will be the guest speaker at our Muni Roundable on June 7th being held at the Village of Algonquin.  For more information, contact the EDC at 815.893.0895.

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