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High School Students – Apply in 2023!

High School Students in McHenry County – Looking for a Good Paying Job and Manufacturing Work Experience for the Summer? Look in early 2023 for the next application for a chance at one of 100 spots as part of the Rotational Internship program. 

– Paid internship, $15 per hour (29 hours a week)
– 10 week program
– Runs June through mid-August
– Safety equipment provided
– Must be a 16-18 year high school student living in McHenry County to qualify
– No previous work experience necessary

Research the websites of the 19 participating Consortium member companies below.
Questions? Contact mfgpathways@gmail.com

Common Hiring Application – Apply Now!

No deadline

Ready for a manufacturing career?

Take a look at the numerous opportunities available right now by visiting the recruitment pages of the Consortium member companies below. Apply for what and where sounds interesting to you!

No resume? No problem, the McHenry County College Career Services team is available to assist you with resume development and interview preparation. This free service is available to all students and community members. Contact careers@mchenry.edu or (815) 455-8566 to get started.

Don’t have work experience in manufacturing OR a resume? Keep exploring, your current skill set may already be a great fit and companies are willing to train. We’re also keeping it simple. Just fill out this application above to help us get to know you and we’ll share your responses with our Consortium member companies looking to hire. Think of this as an ongoing job fair. Let the manufacturers come to you!

AFC Materials Group – Summer 2022 Internship Host

AFC understands the importance of valuing our 130+ employees, developing our team, and providing a stimulating workplace with significant growth potential. A manufacturer located in Lake in the Hills, we will train you to have a stable career in the county.

Alpha-Swiss Industries Inc – Summer 2022 Internship Host

Alpha Swiss Industries, Inc. (ASI) is a Northern Illinois Swiss machine style precision machining company focused on highly complex components for the medical, hydraulics, and electronics industries. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and inspection equipment, and a highly skilled staff, ASI provides unmatched quality within a competitive economic cost structure.


Every day, we create “a-ha” moments for our customers and their consumers by bringing new solutions to market that convert non-dispensing packaging into breakthrough product-dispensing systems, including those that give people more effective ways to put on their favorite fragrance, kids the opportunity to pour ketchup without making a mess and bringing connected technologies to patients that help them more easily adhere to treatment. As a global leader in consumer dispensing, active packaging and drug delivery solutions and services, we use insights, design, engineering and science to create dosing, dispensing and protective packaging technologies for the world’s leading brands – small marvels of sophisticated engineering and innovative design that make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of millions of people around the world.

Arnold Magnetic Technologies

Arnold Magnetic Technologies is an engineering solutions provider and leading global manufacturer of high performance permanent magnets, flexible magnets, electromagnetics, magnetic assemblies, and precision thin metal foils. Arnold’s magnets, metals, and systems are used in high-efficiency electric motors and generators, sensors, batteries, and more. We are a US-based corporation and have provided defense sensitive materials to the U.S. market for 125 years. Arnold holds AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 certifications, as well as NADCAP™ accreditation for heat treatment.

Atlantic Track & Turnout Co

Atlantic Track is an employee-owned company, dedicated to delivering value and creating long-lasting relationships with our customers. We care about the safety and health of our
employee-owners and the communities we operate within. We are also committed to achieving the highest safety and sustainability standards in the industry. Our manufacturing facilities adhere to strict guidelines that reduce not only risk, but our carbon footprint as well.

Berry Global – Summer 2022 Internship Host

At Berry Global, our mission of always advancing to protect what’s important is the foundation for all that we do. It’s the reason we come to work every day. With over 290 locations around the world, we are certain to have a career opportunity in a location that’s appealing to you. We are continually recruiting energetic and innovative individuals who are passionate about their skills, and who are ready to grow with us to create a positive impact on the future. We invite you to explore more about Berry, the careers we offer, and how our more than 47,000 team members together drive our mission of “Always advancing to protect what’s important.”

BTM Industries, Inc. – Summer 2022 Internship Host

BTM is a third generation, fun, and family-oriented machine shop. We have been in business for over 55 years and some of our biggest customers have been with us just as long. Many of our employees have been here for decades, but we’re still looking to fill some spots due to increased business and production. Check us out on Facebook to see some of the fun, family activities we have throughout the year. It’s important to us that we take time to just relax and enjoy each other’s company from time to time. 

Burnex Corporation – Summer 2022 Internship Host

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Central Wire Industries

Join our team. With over 750 employees across 13 locations in three countries, CWI is drawing on innovation as a market leader in the production of specialty wires and wire products. With over 60 years’ experience, we are one of the largest producers of stainless steel, nickel alloy, and wire components in North America. CWI provides products used in a diverse group of markets ranging from the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Automotive sectors, to Medical, Jewelry, and Music string wire, to name a few. CWI is committed to providing the best in customer service and continues to bring in talented people who want to grow with the business. We offer competitive wages and a range of employee benefits. We support training and professional development while investing in a wide variety of programs.

Coilcraft Inc.

Headquartered in Cary, IL, Coilcraft has been a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of high-performance magnetic components including RF chip inductors, power magnetics, and filters since 1945. In addition to the industry’s largest selection of standard, off-the-shelf components, we also design and build custom magnetics to meet your precise requirements. We are known for our quality products and exemplary customer service and it all starts with our employees. We are proud of the role we play as technology leaders and the difference we make every day by putting our customers first.

CRV Electronics Corporation – Summer 2022 Internship Host

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E. J. Basler Company

E.J. Basler, a high-volume machine shop, offers Hydromat, Davenport, multi-spindle, swiss machining, and cnc machining services. Our team concept ensures delivery of the highest quality, most cost-effective solutions for your custom projects. Unlike other machine shops, we have the capabilities to offer a variety of services for your customizable needs. For several decades E.J. Basler Co. has steadily grown by exceeding customer’s expectations for precision machined parts through a firm commitment to quality and exceptional service. Our proven quality system has produced millions of machined parts with zero defects.

Fabrik Molded Plastics – Summer 2022 Internship Host

Fabrik Molded Plastics Industries is a full-service custom injection molding manufacturer of thermoplastics. We specialize in several areas, as you can see in the capabilities and portfolio sections of our website. Committing to our customers and business plan has been vital to the continued growth of our organization. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have with our customers, and the hard work we put in to make their projects more cost efficient.

Fox Tool & Mfg

Fox Tool & Mfg. is a family-owned company focused on high precision CNC machining of components for our aerospace, automation, and industrial customers. We operate in a work environment that promotes growth through career development, accountability, and collaboration by approaching the business and our customer base with the highest level of integrity. Each team member’s commitment to our core values is integral to our success. Our apprenticeship program offers growth opportunities to enhance your career. 

General Kinematics Corporation – Summer 2022 Internship Host

General Kinematics has been the world leader in the design and manufacturing of specialized vibratory equipment for more than 60 years.

Collaborating with our customers, GK continually innovates with the express purpose of achieving our customer’s goals. Our specialty is solving tough process challenges that others can’t. Customers equate us with our machine durability and quality – but we know it is all about our people! That’s what truly sets GK apart. General Kinematics creates innovative technologies and products that meet our customers’ needs by bringing out the best in our employees. We have the culture, values, opportunities, and challenging work that makes a job a career. Our vitality depends on the quality of our staff. We have to make sure that we attract talented, qualified people and provide them with the opportunities for advancement in all aspects of their lives. Individually, employees are given the opportunity to make a difference. Collectively, our employees all work to make a difference. We offer a team environment along with a competitive benefits package.

Heidelberg USA

Heidelberg USA has been synonymous with quality and future viability for more than 170 years. This means that we are a company with a long tradition, but at the same time, we help define the future trends in our industry thanks to state-of-the-art technologies and innovative business ideas. Our mission is to shape the digital future of our industry. We also seek to open up new business areas on the basis of our technological expertise. Our core business is oriented toward the needs of our customers in our target markets of packaging and advertising printing. We play a leading technological role with our integrated range of solutions and new digital business models. In doing so, we focus on the systematic end-to-end digitization of customer value creation, with a particular view to integrated and automated system solutions for machines, software, consumables, and services. We are also using an open industry platform to connect all of the relevant systems in the printing industry. Technical Training: The program begins with a comprehensive two month introduction at headquarters in Kennesaw, GA (outside of Atlanta) where apprentices are introduced to the history of the company, use of equipment, and the basics of every operating, electrical, and mechanical function on a Heidelberg press.

Huntsman Corporation – Summer 2022 Internship Host

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Jessup Manufacturing Company – Summer 2022 Internship Host

Founded in 1956, Jessup Manufacturing Company has grown into a global manufacturer of adhesive coated films. The company is recognized worldwide for its world-class service, support and product quality provided to a growing customer base that includes the national defense, healthcare workers and first responders, as well as the pharmaceutical, food processing, chemical, action sports, transportation sectors (aerospace, automotive, rail, marine), energy, architecture, construction, advertising and safety graphics media diversified manufacturing markets. In addition to its griptape product lines, Jessup’s global brands include Solve+Make™, Jessup’s service for making application-specific adhesive coated films, Safety Track® non-slip tapes and treads, Glo Brite® photoluminescent films and exit signs, Asphalt Art® and TexWalk® media for printed graphics. 

Kelco Industries Inc

Four companies – Guardian Electric, Advanced Molding Technologies, Flex-Weld and Western Consolidated Technologies – come together under the Kelco Industries banner with over one hundred years of expertise crafting industrial product lines and innovative, custom-engineered solutions for our customer’s unique challenges.  Kelco Industries is committed to providing equal employment opportunities by taking affirmative steps in development and career advancement of our employees.

Kenmode Tool and Engineering Inc.

For over half a century, Kenmode has built a reputation for producing complex, high-precision, custom metal stampings and assemblies with the highest efficiency and quality. The Kenmode engineering and design team works to simplify and streamline the metal stamping process for customers to save both time and expense. Kenmode facilities employ the most advanced technology for design, production, inspection, packaging, and shipping – to ensure precise conformance to customer requirements for diverse industries anywhere in the world. Kenmode specializes in automotive, medical, electrical, and metal stampings for insert molding applications. Our ability to handle a wide range of metal stamping materials and component parts – from micro miniature medical stampings with precious metals to large, automotive stampings made of steel, allow our customers to meet a variety of needs with just one supplier. We even make the customer interface easier with a single point of contact for the entire production process. We not only make the complex, simple. We make it right.

Kraft Heinz/Claussen Pickle Company

Kraft-Heinz is located in Woodstock, IL employing about 245 people across three shifts. Founded in 1870 by C.F. Claussen & Sons, Kraft Heinz – Woodstock is the only manufacturing location in the world that produces Claussen brand pickles. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees, while also meeting our obligations to preserve the environment. We’re excited to help you start your career with us today!

M4 Factory – Summer 2022 Internship Host

M4 is a female-owned and led, US-based tribe of visionaries, creatives, makers, industrialists, and progressives devoted to creating extraordinary products and brands for our clients. M4 is at the forefront of modernizing the view of American manufacturing. M4 is changing the narrative around plastics and pioneering the use of more sustainable materials in the mass production of consumer goods worldwide. Informed by fashion, design, style, quality, manufacturing mastery, and lean operating principles, M4 combines the best of what they call the “CREATE” and “MAKE” process of bringing products to life.

Led by the Fortune 500 marketing legend and US manufacturing advocate Patricia Miller – Owner and granddaughter of the M4 Factory founder – M4 Factory is building a strong business foundation in manufacturing. A five-time INC 5000 list maker, M4 Factory is one of the fastest-growing businesses in America, proving that companies are beginning to care as much about where and how their products are produced as to how much they cost.

MAC Automation Concepts Inc

Established in 1980, MAC Automation Concepts, Inc. has earned a solid reputation for quality, innovative products, and conscientious service. Staffed with experienced and dedicated personnel and supported by state-of-the-art design and fabrication equipment, MAC has the resources to ensure consistent quality and support.

Mastercoil Spring

Mastercoil Spring, located in McHenry, Illinois, is committed to being an innovative, world class manufacturer of compression springs for the global marketplace.

Mathews Company

Mathews Company began operations in 1954 with the production of hay and forage flail choppers, then in 1957, the first continuous flow grain dryers rolled out of the factory. Mathews Company has a reputation for building durable, high quality equipment designed to give years of trouble-free service to the customer. Mathews Company is committed to creating an enjoyable work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer including individuals of all ethnic, business, and educational backgrounds pooling their talents and creativity. 

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas

Our business was built on innovative technology and the drive and commitment of our employees. For more than 100 years, Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas and its group of companies have helped customers Move The World Forward. From design to manufacturing, Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group is one of the world’s largest lift truck providers.


Nemera is a world-leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of drug delivery device solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and generic companies. Ultimately, our goal is to bring high quality and safe treatment solutions to patients. We strive to always put patients first and that cannot be done without our biggest asset, those a part of the team. We are committed to making a quality work environment that allows workers to succeed.

NN Inc. – Summer 2022 Internship Host

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Obsidian Manufacturing Industries Inc

Obsidian Manufacturing Industries, Inc. is a Rockford, IL manufacturing company and is the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for Magna-Lock USA workholding, MagnaLift & Power-Grip lift magnets, and Arter Precision Grinding Machines as well as providing surface grinding services.

Oldcastle APG

Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading global supplier of building and landscaping products. Its product portfolio includes hardscapes and masonry, packaged cement mixes, lawn and garden materials, and composite decking sold through a variety of channels for residential and commercial use. Oldcastle APG is the leading producer of hardscapes in North America and Europe and the innovator behind many of the industry’s well-known brands: Belgard hardscapes, Echelon masonry, Sakrete bagged dry mixes, and MoistureShield composite decking. With over 260 operating locations and approximately 8,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 7 countries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. 

Perfect Shutters Inc.

Perfect Shutters, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of the most complete selection of Exterior Decorative Vinyl, Wood, and Composite Shutters, made in America. We pride ourselves on providing top quality products and the best customer service in the industry. Our customers range from homeowners looking to enhance the look of their home to builders looking to create a unique and custom appearance, large-scale shutter distributors to big box home improvement retailers. Integrity, honesty, quality and a family feel are the pillars on which we were built and will continue to expand our company.

PetDine – Summer 2022 Internship Host

PetDine, a company of ADM (NYSE: ADM), formally known as Pedigree Ovens/The Pound Bakery, is a contract manufacturer that helps entrepreneurs capitalize on opportunities through the development of custom pet supplements and treats. Through our consultative approach, our team helps clients cultivate their brand within this fast-growing market. From sourcing the finest ingredients to utilizing the highest quality standards, we focus on keeping pets happy and healthy while supporting our client’s growth goals. Our pet products span soft chews, liquid food toppers, powders, dental and long goods, baked treats, semi-moist treats, and kibble. PetDine is part of ADM’s Global Pet Solutions business sub-segment within ADM’s Nutrition Business Unit.

Phoenix Woodworking Corp – Summer 2022 Internship Host

Phoenix Woodworking Corporation is a fabricator of custom commercial architectural woodworking projects. We create one-of-a-kind, unique architectural projects and millwork for libraries (Huntley Library), schools (McHenry County College, McHenry West High School), municipal centers (McHenry County Administration Center and eight Court Rooms), fitness centers (HealthBridge Huntley) and country clubs (Turnberry).

Plaspros Inc

Plaspros Inc., is a turnkey plastic injection molding and contract manufacturing company. Known throughout the industry as “The Plastic Professionals”, Plaspros offers the latest in manufacturing techniques, customer centric services, tool engineering and management, and innovative technologies that include:

  • two-shot plastic injecting molding
  • pad printing
  • secondary assembly services
  • shipping and warehousing

Remke’s Garage – Summer 2022 Internship Host

Remke’s Garage was founded in 1966 as a small auto repair facility. As our customer base grew, so did the requests for additional services. These requests were realized in 1991 with the founding of Remke’s Hydraulic Cylinders and Driveshafts. Here at Remke’s Garage, we strive to provide the best possible service to our customers and are continually making improvements to our facility to support the demands of the industry. Remke’s Garage is searching for qualified individuals that are passionate about their skills and making a difference in these fast-paced industries.

Scot Forge – Summer 2022 Internship Host

Scot Forge is a 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company, which means the company belongs to the employees. Since everyone is an owner, each employee takes pride in the company’s performance and shares in its successes. This unique culture fosters an environment where new and creative ideas to improve areas of performance are encouraged by every employee, benefiting both the customer and the company Value.

Socomec Boltswitch – Summer 2022 Internship Host

Boltswitch, Inc., based in Crystal Lake, IL is the North American leader in fusible bolted pressure contact switches and fusible pullout switches. Since our first switch pole was filed out in 1953, we have continually contributed to the science of switch building. Since 2019, Boltswitch Inc. has been a proud member of Socomec Group; a family-owned, French-based company and a global leader in low-voltage power switching and energy performance.


Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. 

TC Industries Inc – Summer 2022 Internship Host

TC Industries is the worldwide industry leading manufacturer of cutting edges, wear parts, and fabrications, as well as the premier commercial heat treat services provider, in North America. We are family owned and operated, with over 80 years of experience in the industry, taking care of some of the most demanding customers in the market. Our business is taking care of our customers by providing solutions to their problems with the utmost quality in both the products and services we provide. We are strategically located globally to meet your needs with locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

TEQ LLC a Sonoco Company 

TEQ is part of Sonoco, a $5 billion global organization that has more than 330 operations in 34 countries and produces packaging for a variety of industries and many of the world’s most recognized brands, serving customers in 85 nations. At TEQ, we have an amazing team and a highly collaborative culture. The global scope of our success hasn’t changed our tight-knit feel – we’ve simply grown into a larger, more diverse family. We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company – it truly is a special place.

True Value Manufacturing – Summer 2022 Internship Host

At True Value Company, we celebrate independence and drive retail excellence for more than 4,500 retail locations across the U.S. and internationally. We want to see retailers achieve excellence in a way that works for them and their local community. That’s why our 13 regional distribution centers, and approximately 2,500 associates work across 60 different countries to support this goal. Join the True Value family of retailers and let us work with you to discover new ways to build your business.

Vo-Tech Inc.

Variable Operations Technologies, Inc. (Vo-Tech, Inc.) has been family-owned and operated for over 24 years.  We take pride in quality and craftmanship.  We are always on the lookout for experienced, knowledgeable, and confident machinists.  We have a reputation for value, honesty, integrity, teamwork, and kindness.  We believe in exceeding customer expectations. Come join our team – work in a clean, ventilated machine shop, a friendly atmosphere, and a place where you can continue to grow and learn and be a part of something special.

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