News & Events

TAC Rockford often sponsors and works with other organizations, and will participate in local community events. We are committed to sponsoring and helping both local and global communities.

Starting a Machine Tool Preventative Maintenance Program

The ForceCheck line of gauges is known industry-wide as the standard for reliable, easy to use, and accurate machine tool force gauges. In fact, most major machine tool manufacturers use ForceCheck in their service departments departments!

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TAC Rockford's future home wins Renewable Energy Urban Initiative Award

October 3, 2016

TAC Rockford's new location at 304 North Main Street in Rockford is the recipient of the Winnebago County 2016 Renewable Energy Urban Initiative Award. The award will be presented at this year's Northern Illinois Renewable Energy Summit and Expo to be held on October 6th. The 2016 Renewable Energy Awards are open to individuals, organizations, businesses and villages and municipalities in four categories: Chairman's Energy Conservation Award, Renewable Energy Business Innovation Award, Renewable Energy Rural Initiative Award, and Renewable Energy Urban Initiative Award.

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Annual Lego Build Day December 30, 2015

December 24, 2015

Building Lego was in your job description; you just didn't know it.

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Starting The Rockford MakerSpace

December 21, 2015

TAC Rockford is proud to announce the founding and hosting of the first official MakerSpace in Rockford, Illinois.

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EMO Milano 2015

May 21, 2015

The European Metalworking Show (EMO) is the European premiere show for the machine tool industry. This show will be in 2015 Milan, Italy from October 5th to 10th. This city has not hosted EMO for many years. As of May 2015, a total of 1400 companies have signed up to exhibit at the show.

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Teaching Kids How to Mill for National Engineers Week

February 21, 2015

Every year to start off National Engineers Week (February 22-28), TAC Rockford / Transatlantic Connection volunteers to teach prospective young engineers the ins-and-outs of milling machines, how our force gauges work, additive (and subtractive) manufacturing, even soldering and software development as part of the engineering field, and especially their future in a multitude of engineering careers.

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New Career Positions at TAC Rockford

March 26, 2014

We have just opened up new career positions at TAC Rockford. Please view our careers page for more information:

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EMO Hannover 2013

September 17, 2013

The metalworking industry is fast paced and ever-changing, and as part of our goal to stay up-to-date with current technologies, the TAC Rockford engineering team took a trip to the 2013 EMO Hannover show. With 2,100 exhibitors from 43 different countries, this is the leading international tradeshow for the machine tool industry.

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Raise the Roof August 24, 2013

August 20, 2013

Raise the Roof is intended to raise awareness and support to the building and architectural potential of Downtown Rockford. Event is this weekend (Saturday, August 24, 2013) starting at 5:30 PM.

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Bike For The Arts September 7th, 2013

August 1, 2013

As part of our commitment and support to the local community and Downtown Rockford, we will be participating and sponsoring in this year's BART (Bike For The Arts) bicycle ride. Like our continuous encouragement for community involvement in engineering and science, we also realize and support the importance of the arts. Since the beginning of the annual event, we have been a proud sponsor and rider of BART every year.

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