The Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing (AIM) and its sister organization NORBIC presented Permatron Corporation with their Manufacturer of the Year Award. A collaboration of government-sponsored business development centers, a membership alliance organization for Northern Illinois business and the professionals who serve them, both Alliance and NORBIC help to provide local companies with the tools they need to grow and sustain their business. Both organizations are non-for-profit, and NORBIC has been an industry leader for over 30 years.
The Alliance delivers customized business assessment and technical assistance opportunities for our companies. Accessing government programs or vetted professional services can be overwhelming but working with our process allows companies to improve their bottom line and position themselves for growth. Leslye Sandberg, President of Permatron was the Manufacturer of the Year. She and her team have taken advantage of numerous programs including the AIM Energy Program, SBA 504 Financing for their building acquisition, ETIP and International Expansion using our Latin American Initiative. Leslye credited her work with Juan Tello, who heads our NAFTA and Latin American programs with leading her through the various programs that have assisted her company with their double digit growth.