McHenry County EDC Business Spotlight

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.

Chroma Corporation awarded McHenry County Business Champion 2012 Award

McHenry, IL- Chroma Corporation was awarded the McHenry County Business Champion Award during the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation’s. Annual Dinner on October 11, 2012.  The McHenry County Economic Development Committee awarded Chroma Corporation the prestigious award for growth and innovation.

Chroma Corporation was awarded the Division 3 award over 14 nominees for large businesses that employ more than 100 people. The award was presented at the annual MCEDC dinner with over 400 leaders of small businesses in the local Community.

The 45- year-old company added 13 pieces of equipment over the last two years to its McHenry production facility to activate a quicker turn around and implement shorter lead times on its growing small-order segment of the business. Tom Bolger, Chroma’s President and CEO, said the company’s green technology has allowed it to reduce its carbon footprint and Chroma is continuing to invent products requiring less energy to be produced.

Pictured is, Congressman Don Manzullo
and Tom Bolger, Chroma’s President and CEO  

Chroma Corporation is a global thermoplastic compounded raw material leader and offers the broadest range of custom color, special effect, and specialty additives in master batches and precompounded products in commodity and engineering thermoplastic resins for extrusion, injection molding, blown film and a multitude of other processes and applications including rotational molding.  Founded in 1967, it now employs more than 115 people.

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