QUINCY, IL (KHQA) — In January of 2023, it was announced that Fortune 500 company United Alloy had plans to add a third location in the Gem City.
A few months later, they found a temporary location and began operating.
“United Alloy first reached out to GREDF last year looking for a potential facility and a potential site in Quincy, Illinois,” said GREDF President Kyle Moore. “They’ve heard about our good business climate here and they were able to find a smaller facility that they’ve opened up temporarily.”
But now, a big step has been made in a long-term commitment as they have acquired land for their permanent location which will be home to a 200,000 sq. ft. facility.
Great River Economic Development Foundation President Kyle Moore says they have worked closely with UA to find a location for a larger facility.
Not only does Moore say it is an exciting time for the city of Quincy to add a company such as United Alloy to the Gem City, bit he also says this will bring in additional job options to help keep residents here in Adams County.
“It’s important for our residents to have upward mobility and to have life fulfilling careers and we have a number of wonderful companies who have been here 175 years and we certainly are very appreciative of that, but it’s also nice to have new companies come in and offer other opportunities,” said Moore.
Moore says the Wisconsin-based company is the second out of state manufacturer that has made the decision to open a new facility in the region.
He says this addition of United Alloy is confirmation that Quincy and Adams County are moving in the right direction.
“I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit in Illinois that companies do want to move here, and so whether it be united alloy or we had TriMark move here last year and open a facility, I think it speaks volumes that we’re doing the right things here in Quincy and Adams County,” said Moore. “We’re investing in ourselves and when we invest in ourselves, others are going to want to invest in our communities.”
And Moore says bringing in united alloy is the perfect fit for the tradition Adams County has had for many, many years.
“It speaks to the strengths of the manufacturing industry in Adams County,” said Moore. “We are a bit higher than average when it comes to the percentage of our workforce that’s dedicated to manufacturing. That’s really what we’ve built our community on and that’s what we will continue to build our community on.
Representatives from United Alloy say they are excited to be a part of the Quincy roots and can’t wait to see what the future holds.