News

Makers of Weber Grills Break Ground for Facility in Huntley, IL

Makers of Weber Grills Break Ground for Facility in Huntley, IL

Photo: iStockPhoto/www.weber.com

The company that makes Weber grills is building a global distribution facility in Huntley.

Gov. Pat Quinn attended the groundbreaking for the Weber-Stephen Products facility. “It really is magnificent to see Caterpillar tractors developing this site. Caterpillar is another iconic Illinois company, but I’m here to say that I don’t own a Caterpillar tractor, but I do own a Weber grill,” he said.

This will be a 750,000-square foot facility, allowing Weber-Stephen to consolidate distribution locations that are now in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and Nevada.

Illinois incentives: $4.2 million. This is supposed to create 120 jobs in two years, and retain 479 jobs currently in Huntley, and bring in 50 jobs from other states. The location was made more attractive by the completion last year of an improved interchange between Route 47 and I-90, at a cost of $59 million.

The company is based in Palatine, and does the bulk of its manufacturing in Illinois.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield IG Position On Hold Pending Ward 10 Appointment

municipalcenter

An ordinance is on the table to create the Office of Inspector General, which could be a full time or part time contractual employee.

in Local

Springfield Prayer Vigil Held in Wake of Ferguson Riots

Hands

Riots in Ferguson spark frank discussions in Springfield

in Local

Man Takes Money, Jewelery From North End Store

gun

Springfield Police are looking for a man that robbed a north end payday loan store Tuesday morning.

in Local

Christian County Authorities Investigate Baby Death

medical

A one month old baby is dead in Kincaid.

in Local

Illinois Ebola Hotline Suspended

ebola

The number of calls to it has fallen sharply.