425 Manufacturing was founded in 2015 by Mike and Michelle Thomason. The primary focus of 425 is to support general machining in Rockford, Illinois, Chicago and the surrounding areas.
In our first 4 years in business we have grown from a 3 person operation to having 17 on our payroll with full benefits including paid vacation, holiday, medical, dental, and retirement with matching.
425 Manufacturing has quickly became a leader in supplying and stocking aftermarket parts for the mining and blast hole drill industry. In 2018 our parts shipped to 6 of the 7 continents around the world.
Involvement with our community and helping to inform and teach the next generation of manufacturing students is one of our most important goals currently and in the future.
Below is a list of some of our activities over last 4 years.
Blood drives with Rock River Valley Blood Center – 2016, 2017, 2018
Notable donations to SMSF’s Kick-In for Cancer—2016, 2017, 2018Donated 2 pickup trucks with over 125 gifts to the Salvation Army’s 12 Hours of Salvation
Rockford Public Schools 205 Academy Support Team Members – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 – Attend meetings to help advise schools of current manufacturing needs for employment. Take part in Mock Interviews. Make parts for local robotics teams as needed.
Manufacturing Day Tours and Trade Show – 2016, 2017, 2018