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An industry leader since its inception in 1946, Morton Industries provides tubular product and sheet metal fabrication for businesses ranging from small manufacturers to large OEMs. The firm specializes in manufacturing prototype, production and service parts for the Construction, Mining, Agriculture and On/Off-Highway markets.
There’s a good chance the machines you see on construction sites and building projects around the world were designed and made here in Greater Peoria. In addition to Caterpillar, other major heavy equipment manufacturers include:
One of the world’s most critical materials is big business in Greater Peoria. Liberty Steel’s local facility is one of the largest wire and steel mills in the U.S., producing 700,000 tons of steel annually. O’Brien Steel, founded in East Peoria in 1975, operates seven specialized facilities for steel supply, cutting, maching, fabrication and heat treatment.