Manufacturing Connect has partnered with over 60 local manufacturing companies, who commit their time and resources 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
TMA Education Foundation
WaterSaver Faucet Co.

Gold Partners

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

Plymouth Tube Co
Saporito Finishing Co.
Winzeler Gear Company
William Dudek Manufacturing Company

Silver Partners

Aztec Plastic Company
Brite Site
Chicago Metal Fabricators
Chicago Paper Tube & Can Co, Inc
Columbia Metal Spinning
Cragin Metals
Daley College
Graymills Company
IMS Buhrke-Olsen
Janler Corporation
Johnson Controls
Mazak Corp.
Menasha Packaging
Meyer Tool & Mftg, Inc
North American Die Casting Assoc
Overton Gear & Tool Corporation
Society for Manufacturing Engineers Chicago Chapter
Sunstart Americas Inc
Sustainable Growth Initiative
Tempel Steel Company
Tower Oil & Technology Co.
Unique Active
Wrightwood Precision
Zenith Fabricating Company

Bronze Partners

Allied Metal Company
American Grinding & Machine, Co.
Bearing & Drive Systems Inc
Bearse USA
Bison Gear & Engineering Corporation
Eli’s Cheesecake
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association
GKN Walterscheid
Phoenix Closures
Precision Twist Drill Company
Quality Control Corp.
S&C Electric Company
Tarney, Inc.
TOX Pressotechnik

Founding Partners

Center for Labor & Community Research
Chicago High School Redesign Initiative
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

Manufacturing Renaissance
The City of Chicago
The Chicago Community Trust
The Irving Harris Foundation
The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
Llyod A. Fry Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Society for Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation
The Polk Bros. Foundation