Brad Foote Gear Works Grant Project
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Location(s): Cicero, Illinois
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is providing $632,950 in Recovery Act funds to Brad Foote Gear Works (BFGW) to offset the cost for purchase and installation of a Wenzel 2600LHT gear measuring machine located in BFGW's existing facility at 1309 South Cicero Avenue, Cicero, Illinois. The installation of the 2600LHT will more than double BFGW's capacity for gear measurement and fill a current quality assurance void in the production of 1.4+ megawatt gearing with wind industry turbines. This work was initiated in January 2010 and completed in May 2010.