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Lighting up the Night: Macomb High Bombers Sign

Fusion Tech is lighting up the night with the completion of our latest custom signage project — a back lit Macomb High Bombers plane.

Featured on the side of the Macomb High School field house on the corner of West Grant and South Johnson Streets, the Bombers plane is part of an effort to help support the local community and make improvements to the field house. It gives the Macomb High School athletes, students, parents, and local community something to be proud of and show off.

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Fusion Tech: A Proud Small Business

It’s National Small Business Week – a week set aside every year to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Small businesses, like us here at Fusion Tech, are a driving force in the American economy. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

We are proud to be counted in such an amazing group of entrepreneurs and visionaries who set out to create something new, add to the economy, and provide jobs for those in their local community.

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Fusion Tech Participates in Manufacturing Day

On Friday, March 27, Fusion Tech participated in the annual Manufacturing Day and Welding Competition held at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. Organized as a way for current college and high school students to learn about exciting career opportunities available in the manufacturing field, the Carl Sandburg College Manufacturing Day was a prime way for Fusion Tech to continue investing in the next generation of manufacturing professionals.

A number of students visited our table, learning more about the various career opportunities available to them right here in the area. Our team was able to answer questions, hand out information, and cheer on the students as they competed in the welding competition.

Participating in the Carl Sandburg College Manufacturing Day and Welding Competition is just one way Fusion Tech invests in the next generation.

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Fusion Tech at Process Expo 2015

We have some big news to share! Fusion Tech will be at this year’s Process Expo, showcasing some of our innovative equipment, services, and solutions to the food processing industry’s biggest needs.

As North America’s largest trade show dedicated exclusively to the global food and beverage industry, the Process Expo represents the pinnacle of food technology bringing together the world’s most successful food and beverage processors, equipment manufacturers and leaders in the field of academia. We are excited to be among the list of equipment manufacturers available to assist you in finding solutions to your processing needs.

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Monmouth College Visits Fusion Tech

On Tuesday, February 10, Fusion Tech played host to the Midwest Entrepreneurs class at Monmouth College. Dan Bentz, General Manager at Fusion Tech, gave the class of 20 or so students a tour of our facilities, showing them our multiple shops, office areas, and design and drafting department.

The students in Professor Terrance Gabel’s class learned about Fusion Tech’s history, services, competitive advantages, and the lessons learned along the way of starting and operating a growing manufacturing company. Dan highlighted two main lessons for the students:

  • Never burn bridges as an entrepreneur
  • Grow your business by serving your current clients well and developing new clients

It was a great experience for the Monmouth College students to see our facilities and shop in action, and a great opportunity for Fusion Tech to continue investing in the next generation of manufacturing.

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Debunking Meat Myths

There are a lot of myths when it comes to meat – especially in the way consumers view the meat processing and packing industry. Hormone injections, health and safety inspection frequencies, the safety of eating processing meat, livestock affects on the environment, and the cost of meat are just a few areas where conjecture, fear, and scare-tactics have caused meat myths to arise.

It can often be difficult for the consumer to determine meat myths from truth, especially when said myths are highlighted in the news and on websites across the world. So how do you accurately debunk meat myths and learn the truth?

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Rocky’s New Wagon

Every mascot deserves their own pimped out wagon – and that’s just what we gave Western Illinois University’s mascot Rocky!

WIU approached our team with a pretty custom project: design and build Rocky a mobile dog house that could be used in parades and other big events. It had to provide their mascot with all the creature comforts while being durable enough to last for years. Not only is the house sturdy, it comes complete with a built in air conditioning unit and a dog house must: a personal fire hydrant.

Check out Rocky’s new digs and let us know what you think!

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Sponsoring the Warren County Fair

As a locally-grown company, we at Fusion Tech take great pride in our community and regularly invest in making this a better area to live and work. One of the many ways we do this is by regularly sponsoring the Warren County Fair.

We believe in the importance of giving 4H members, cattle and pork raisers, pageant participants, and every other individual participating in the fair the opportunity to develop in their passions and skills. Doing so will only help develop the future of our region.

And we know the importance of investing in our region.

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Fusion Tech Presents at MR Junior High Career Day

On Thursday, May 29, Fusion Tech Marketing Director Jason Vana and Drafting Designer Grant Roon were guest presenters at the Monmouth-Roseville Junior High School Career Day. Students in the junior high rotated between a number of career day presentations all morning, learning about various local employers and possible career paths for their future.

Monmouth-Roseville Junior High students learned about the various careers represented at Fusion Tech, from our shop positions to drafting and marketing. Vana and Roon walked students through a typical day, explained the education and training needed, talked about the best and worst parts of such careers, and answered questions from the students. They even delighted students by showing off a t-shirt cannon designed and fabricated by Fusion Tech.
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Fusion Tech Speaks at Monmouth College

On Thursday, April 24, Fusion Tech General Manager Dan Bentz was a guest speaker in the Midwest Entrepreneurs class at Monmouth College. The class is offered through the Political Economy and Commerce Department and has a unique twist: every class period, entrepreneurs from the Midwest share their knowledge and experience with the students.

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