ROCK Program Partners
The Abilities Center provides strategic solutions to the problems of workforce development. We help businesses recruit, assess, and train employees, while serving as brokers for job seekers who are interested in establishing new career directions.
Alion Science and Technology
Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense (DoD), civilian government agencies, and commercial customers.
Atometric, Inc. is dedicated to the economical manufacture of small metal and hard composite components requiring precision of one micron or less.
The EIGERlab hosts the creative commercial uses of advanced manufacturing technologies, such as micro-machining. It brings together the mechanical and industrial engineering expertise of Northern Illinois University, Alion Science and Technology, and many regional universities and national laboratories.
Falex has offered a complete line of tribology test equipment and services for the evaluation and study of lubrication, friction, wear, and abrasion for over 70 years. They are now the world’s leader in the tribology test equipment products and services.
Fluidic μControls is a new company devoted to the development and manufacture of air-powered sensors, controls, and actuators utilizing active micro fluidic devices.
Hamilton Sundstrand is among the largest global suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products.
Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) was established in 1996 to improve the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois' small and mid-sized manufacturing firms.
Institute of Tribology and Coatings
The Institute of Tribology and Coatings (ITC) is a nonprofit organization established to improve and advance business, science, and technology practices.
Manufacturing Alliance of Rock River Valley
MARRV was created by small and medium sized manufacturers to increase regional economic development. MARRV identifies new manufacturing opportunities for the Rock River Valley region that encompass Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties.
Materials Modification Inc.
Materials Modification Inc. (MMI) was founded in 1986 and has been involved in cutting-edge Materials Engineering and Development projects for federal agencies and private industry.
Micro Machines International
Micro Machines International, a Certified Woman’s Business Enterprise, is pioneering a new way of machining small parts.
Protoform is a company being launched to help take new robotic laser-cladding technologies to the marketplace. These technologies were developed by Alion Science and Energy at its St. Charles, Illinois manufacturing research center through the support of a U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) contract over the last four years. From the beginning, the goal of Alion's ONR contract has been the creation of new American jobs and businesses. Protoform, supported by Alion engineers, Northern Illinois University, and the Abilities Center, will be a vehicle for this commercialization.
REALLCo (Rockford Engineering Associates, LLC)
Rockford Engineering Associates LLC (REALLCo) is an engineering focused company with broad experience in advanced machining, custom machine design and manufacturing technologies. The company provides a wide range of consulting and design services for companies with manufacturing and machining applications.
Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center
As the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the western world, the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) provides manufacturing, logistics, and base support services for the Armed Forces. The Arsenal is an active U.S. Army factory, which manufactures ordnance and equipment for the Armed Forces.
TECHWORKS is a 25,000 square foot facility in Rockford, Illinois dedicated to training and improving individual manufacturing skills.
West Suburban Technology Enterprise Center (WESTEC) was formed to support the commercialization of new technologies and the growth of technology-based enterprises in the Northern Illinois region.