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Rock Island Company Expands

A Quad Cities company has just completed a multi-million dollar expansion, and will create nearly a dozen jobs. Thursday afternoon, Hawk Technology held a ribbon cutting and open house at its plant in southwest Rock Island.

CEO Josh Clare says Hawk designs and produces machines and equipment that other manufacturers use to make their products, including Deere, Caterpillar, J.I. Case, and Whirlpool.

Following the purchase of a company in Streator, Illinois last year, ALM Positioners, Hawk will move its operations to the new space, 24,000 square feet, in Rock Island.
Clare says Hawk now employs 65 people and will add about 12 jobs - a few will move from Streator but most will be new hires. The company also has ten people working at a small production facility in Sterling.


Founded in 1994, Hawk originally just did design work, but it began producing robots and other equipment in the early 2,000's.