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What’s Local: Alpha Controls expanding footprint

ROCKFORD – A homegrown Rockford company with roots in Barber-Colman is expanding its footprint beyond the Stateline. Alpha Controls & Services has purchased the assets of Controls Solutions Inc. (CSI), of Belville, Wisconsin. The…

What’s Local: Businesses join forces downtown

ROCKFORD — Two area small businesses with common goals are joining forces downtown Rockford. Loves Park health-food restaurant Thrive Cafe will bring a juicing operation to Bath & Body Fusion,324 E. State St. The cafe will occupy the…

What’s Local: Industrial Molds celebrates 50 years

By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD – This year marks 50 years in business for a Rockford manufacturing company. Industrial Molds Group was founded in 1968 by Jack Peterson. Today, it employs 46 people as a leading producer of molds and…

What’s Local: Ricotta’s Automotive makes downtown return

By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD – It’s come full circle for a longtime local auto-repair business. Ricotta’s Automotive returned to its original home at 325 Walnut St. downtown last year. That’s where the business opened more than 40…