Inaugural 2017 Tri-State MakerFest, sponsored by HomeBank. A celebration of our manufacturing and logistics businesses, helping to build our regional workforce.

MakerFest takes the place of Manufacturing Day and enables us to showcase more of our local businesses to area students and job seekers, giving guests an in-depth look at the manufacturing and logistics world, while also promoting available opportunities.

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What to see

Employer exhibits accepting applications and resumes

Tech demonstrations showcasing company innovations

Equipment & video presentations

Interactive displays


Wednesday, October 18 from 9a – 3:30p

9a – 1:30p | Student Open House

1:30p – 3:30p | Open to the Public

4:00p – 6:00p | B2B Networking | Manufacturing & Logistics Update


Oakley Lindsay Center | 300 Civic Center Plaza, Quincy, IL 62301

Participating Businesses

Archer Daniels Midland
Craig Industries
DOT Foods, INC
Doyle Equipment Manufacturing
John Wood Community College
Knapheide Manufacturing
Lakeside Casting Solutions
Lehigh Fluid Power, Inc.
Manchester Tank
Midwest Patterns
Nemo Manufacturing
Phibro Animal Health
Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center
Quincy Recycle
Quincy University
Sisbro, Inc.
Titan International, Inc.
Vatterott College
Workforce Innovation Board of Western, IL

Sponsored By

Media Sponsors



Great River Economic Development Foundation, John Wood Community College, Workforce Innovation Board of Western IL, West Central Region Education for Employment System #240 / QAVTC.


Business Participation

We want to showcase our manufacturing and logistics businesses, as well as educate our community about employment opportunities. Please click the link to find out more about participating.

Tri-State MakerFest Participation Form

All businesses are invited to attend the Home Bank Business to Business happy hour.

How can you participate?
– Set up a tech demonstration to showcase your company’s innovations,
– Set up a display of equipment, robotics or video presentation,
– Present something interactive,
– Staff and employer exhibit for students & job seekers. Here you can promote available opportunities, discuss skills needed, take applications and/or accept resumes,

Base pricing includes: booth space, pipe & drape, 1 table (with linen & skirt), 2 chairs, 1-110 Watt electric outlet and available Wi-Fi. *Box lunch provided for all representatives of participating businesses.
$70 – 10×10
$80 – 10×20
$90 – 10×30
$125 – 20×20 | 2 tables (with linen & skirt), 2-110 Watt electric outlet and available Wi-Fi.

Add Ons:
$30 – Table/Cover/Skirt each
$15 – Electrical Outlet each
$1 – Chair each