Manufacturing Connect has partnered with over 80 local manufacturing companies since 2007, who have committed their time and expertise to help Austin Polytech students graduate with the real-world skills and knowledge they’ll need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

Thanks to our partners, Manufacturing Connect students learn about the many aspects of manufacturing through field trips, guest speakers, job shadowing, mentoring, internships, and more.

Platinum Partners

DeCardy Diecasting
Freedman Seating
WaterSaver Faucet Co.

Gold Partners

C. Cretors & Co.
Dudek & Bock Spring Manufacturing Company
Hudson Precision Machining
Label Master
Laystrom Manufacturing Co.
Matrix Tooling, Inc.
Mazak Corp.
P-K Tool & Manufacturing Company
Paasche Airbrush Company

Winzeler Gear Company
William Dudek Manufacturing Company
Zenith Fabricating Company

Silver Partners

Arrow Gear Company
Columbia Metal Spinning
Cragin Metals
Johnson Controls
Meyer Tool & Mftg, Inc
Overton Gear & Tool Corporation
REB Steel
Saporito Finishing Co.
Sunstar Americas Inc
Tower Oil & Technology Co.
Wrightwood Precision

Founding Partners

Manufacturing Renaissance
Chicago Public Schools
City Colleges of Chicago
City of Chicago
Chicago Teachers' Union
DeCardy Diecasting
Field Foundation of Illinois
Hudson Precision Machining
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Illinois Manufacturers’ Association
Jane Addams Resource Center
Kellogg Foundation Champions for Change Program
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Networking for Democracy
P-K Tool & Manufacturing Company
Pro Mold and Die
S&C Electric Company
Small Schools Workshop
Tooling & Manufacturing Association
Winzeler Gear Company
Wright College

Manufacturing Connect gets generous support

The US Department of Labor
The City of Chicago
Llyod A. Fry Foundation
The Polk Bros. Foundation