Streng joins the Valley Industrial Association

Valley Industrial Association

We’re excited to announce that we’ve joined the Valley Industrial Association. Established on November 4, 1902, as the Fox River Valley Manufacturer’s Association, now known as the Valley Industrial Association was founded “for the benefit and advantage for all concerned” manufacturers in the Aurora area. Founded by 16 companies, four of which remain members today (Richards Wilcox, Aurora Metals, and Aurora Specialty Textiles, AMWELL /Division of McNish Corporation), the VIA currently serves more than 200 members, both Industrial Manufacturers and down line businesses that serve them, area educational institutions and municipalities. The VIA’s members are located primarily in the Northern Illinois counties of Kane, DuPage, Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kendall and DeKalb, but are not required to be within these areas for membership.

Vision

The Valley Industrial Association will be recognized by our manufacturing members as an integral resource contributing to their ongoing success.​

Mission

The VIA will add value to its member companies by providing strategic resources and educational and networking opportunities that help our members meet or exceed their business objectives.

Current Structure and Initiatives

The VIA will add value to its member companies by providing strategic resources and educational and networking opportunities that help our members meet or exceed their business objectives.

Today’s VIA is served by a staff of three (president, office manager, program manager). The board of directors has 20 members, who represent the composition of the VIA membership, including small, medium and large manufacturers.

To learn more about the VIA, visit their website at valleyindustrialassociation.org.