Self-Regulating Traffic Signal Heater

The 2021 Coolest Thing Made in Illinois

Termico Technologies | Elk Grove Village

Following eight weeks of rigorous competition, 311 products nominated from across the state, and over 300,000 votes cast, the Self-Regulating Traffic Signal Heater manufactured by Termico Technologies in Elk Grove Village has been declared the winner of the second annual “Makers Madness” contest, earning the title of The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois.

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Endless Possibilities

We make a lot of amazing products here in Illinois, but which one is the coolest? Maybe it’s your favorite potato chips, pizza, or candy? Farming equipment, construction machines, or passenger vehicles? NFL football helmets or MLB bats? Iconic red kettles or American flags? The possibilities are endless. Take a few moments and nominate your favorite product made in Illinois. Soon, voting we’ll begin, and we’ll narrow the list to the top sixteen, then eight, then four, and finally crown a champion on March 24.

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The 2020 Winner

Caterpillar 797F Mining Truck

The IMA’s 2020 Makers Madness contest showcased amazing and innovative products made in Illinois. More than 260 unique products were nominated and nearly 300,000 votes were cast over the last several weeks. The IMA salutes every product nominated along with the 592,000 women and men working on factory floors today.

88,691

Average Wage & Benefits

12

Share of Illinois GSP

555

Illinois Manufacturing Jobs

304

Annual Economic Output