Siemens West Chicago Plant Earns Brilliance In Business ‘Green Initiatives' Award From City



The City of West Chicago, Ill recently recognized Siemens Industry's local manufacturing operations with its Brilliance in Business "Green Initiatives" award during a ceremony at City Hall. The Brilliance in Business program features six categories, including green initiatives, economic development, outstanding not-for-profit, community service, community image and small business of the year. The program is designed to build awareness of outstanding local businesses that are helping to shape the community through best practices, innovation, creativity and sustainability. "By celebrating the success stories of these six brilliant businesses, we are trumping the perception that this economy has our businesses stalled in a survival-only mode and are acknowledging the reality that they are moving forward, and that we are moving forward. Our businesses have continued to contribute, create, innovate and invest in their future and ours," said West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman. Siemens recently invested approximately $10 million upgrading two buildings at the location. Siemens West Chicago manufacturing facilities, comprising 200,000 square-feet in two buildings, employs 350 people. Siemens manufactures solar inverters, motor control centers, enclosed motor starters, switchboards and control cabinets at the facilities. Siemens has renovated and modernized both buildings at the location, implementing a number of employee suggestions designed to improve productivity and efficiency. Siemens Industry Sector is the world's leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers' productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit The Siemens Industry Automation Division supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers - from product design to production and services - with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology and industrial software. With its software solutions, the division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software and Water Technologies. For more information, visit