Did you know 17% of workers in Adams County are employed in the manufacturing industry?
Today, city officials recognized the importance of LOCAL manufacturing.
Mayor John Spring, along with the Great River Economic Development Foundation and John Wood Community College proclaimed it manufacturing day in Quincy this morning.
One man who went through the manufacturing program at John Wood says it's helped him support his family.
"I mean to be able to be competitive in the manufacturing market here in Quincy and in the area it has been really good for me," said David Del Castillo.
Altogether, manufacturing salaries in Adams County total 240 million dollars.
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