Elgin High School Opens Newly Renovated Welding Lab

  • April 26, 2018
  • Terry Gajewski

The welding program at Elgin High School recently earned accreditation from the American Welding Society (AWS), certifying the school’s newly renovated welding lab as an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF).
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Governor signs Senate Bill 1451 to bring 5G wireless technology, jobs and economic growth to Illinoi

  • April 26, 2018
  • Terry Gajewski

Today Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1451 to standardize and streamline regulation of small wireless cell facilities, paving the way for 5G wireless and other technology in Illinois.
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U-46 Board of Education Seeks Candidate to Fill Vacant Board Seat

  • April 26, 2018
  • Terry Gajewski

The School District U-46 Board of Education on Wednesday announced the selection process it intends to follow to fill a vacant seat on the Board. The successful candidate will serve until the next Board election, which will occur in April 2019.
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Middleby buys grill company

  • April 24, 2018
  • Carol Gieske

ELGIN — The Middleby Corp. said it acquired Josper S.A., a manufacturer of charcoal grill and oven cooking equipment for commercial food service and residential applications. Based in Pineda de Mar, Spain, Josper has approximately $20 million in annual revenues. “Josper is a recognized leader in the specialty charcoal cooking category. Charcoal cooking is a growing trend in the U.S. and markets globally due to the flavor profile and versatility of the equipment,” said Selim Bassoul, CEO of The Middleby Corporation. “Josper has led the way in this category introducing market-leading innovations allowing for faster grilling times and a superior, natural grilled taste. We are excited about the continued growth potential of Josper, which should be enhanced through leveraging Middleby’s long-standing customer relationships and global infrastructure.” Middleby, headquartered in Elgin, is a global leader in the food service equipment industry. It develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial food service, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment industries.
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