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  • Omron expands to new headquarters in Hoffman Estates

    HOFFMAN ESTATES -- Creating a more inviting environment for customer visits without sacrificing access to transportation hubs were key reasons Omron Automation and Safety recently relocated from two Schaumburg buildings to one larger facility in Hoffman Estates.

  • DES PLAINES -- Some students at the Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois will be able to get credit toward a degree at Oakton Community College, under a new partnership announced. 
  • ROSEMONT — Hundreds of new products, advanced processes and innovations will be offered at The Assembly Show, being held Oct. 28-30 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. 
  • DEERFIELD - CF Industries is in preliminary talks with Norway's Yara International about a possible merger that would create a mammoth player in the fertilizer industry.
  • HOMER GLEN — Team Citgo, a volunteer group of Citgo Lemont Refinery employees, recently helped prepare Shady Oaks Camp for another year of supporting adults and children with physical and developmental disabilities.

  • ELGIN — Middleby Marshall has been selected as one of the top 100 finalists for the 13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards out of more than 550 product submissions.
  • MOUNT PROSPECT — Suzo-Happ, a maker of components for manufacturers of vending-based equipment, said it has acquired Comesterogroup S.r.l., a provider of electronic payment systems and self-service equipment to the car wash, gaming, Laundromat and vending industries throughout Europe. 
  • Naperville woman's non-dairy, frozen dessert business gels in Lombard
    NAPERVILLE -- It's only been three weeks since Gina Klafeta of Naperville launched her new frozen dessert business in Lombard, but she's already on her way to some sweet success. 
  • LISLE --  Navistar International Corporation has announced a third quarter 2014 net loss of $2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to a third quarter 2013 net loss of $247 million, or $3.06 per diluted share. Revenues in the quarter were $2.8 billion, essentially flat versus the third quarter of 2013. 
  • Succession plans a part of fabric of Klein Tools
    Most family businesses don’t survive to have a sixth generation of leadership. In fact, on average, they don’t make it past the third generation.  But Lincolnshire-based Klein Tools Inc. has thrived that long, and one of its secrets just may be the quality of its success planning. 
  • Dave Sheppard, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Deer Park, provides these Top 10 recommendations for succession planning. 
  • CHICAGO -- Business activity in the Chicago area climbed in August as orders accelerated, a sign that manufacturing will continue to add momentum to the economy. 
  • Equity group acquires Berlin Packaging for $1.43 billion
    CHICAGO -- Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners announced it will buy Berlin Packaging LLC, a supplier of packaging products, from Investcorp SA for $1.43 billion. 
  • ADDISON — Diversified metal component manufacturer JD Norman Industries, Inc. has opened its Troy Tech Center, 2600 Bellingham Road, Suite 300 in the Detroit suburb of Troy, Mich. 
  • GURNEE -- Quest Products, a consumer packaged goods company based in Gurnee, announced plans to move its operations across the border to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. 
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