Grundy County

Official Website of Grundy County Government Offices

Facts About Industries

Large Employers

Company Employees Product/Service Union
R.R. Donnelley & Sons** 831 Printing
Morris Hospital 735 Health, Medical None
Exelon - Dresden Station 700 Electric Generation IBEW
Lyondell 560 Polymer Resins None
Wal-Mart 540 Retail Merchandise None
Alcoa 280 Extrude Aluminum Products None
Smurfit - Stone 192 Folding Cartons, Box Board United Paper
ITW Filtration 190 Plastic Filters None
D Construction 179 Major Construction None
Costco 148 Distribution Center None
Akzo Nobel 142 Specialty Chemicals - Cationic Surfactants ICWU
Reichhold Chemicals 113 Synthetic Chemicals  
Exel Logistics / Kellogg Distribution 90 Distribution Center None
A & R Distribution 83 Intermodal Distribution Drivers - Teamsters
Rezin Orthopedics 80 Orthopedics Practice None
Brownie Products 77 Cookies, Crackers, Bakery BC & T
U.S. Cold Storage 77 Warehousing, Cold Storage None
ALDI, Inc. 75 Distribution None
Greenway Motors 70 Automotive None
Ritchie Brothers 67 Large Equipment Auctioneers None
Utility Concrete Products 65 Pre-Cast Manufacturer None
Joliet Valves 62 Distribute Industrial Valves None
Aux Sable Liquid Products 59 Natural Gas Extraction Facility None

Labor Information

Labor Pool Draw
Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Livingston & Will Counties

Annual High School Graduates
580 Students

Average Annual Unemployment Rate
6.59%

Right to Work Law
No

Population over age of 25 with H.S. Diploma
79%

Population over age of 25 with College Degree
12.5%

Grundy Employment Pie Chart

Household Income

IncomePercentage
$150,000 or more 1.89%
$100,000-149,999 3.76%
$75,000-99,999 6.18%
$50,000-74,999 28.89%
$35,000-49,999 17.77%
$25,000-34,999 13.52%
$15,000-24,999 12.25%
$5,000-14,999 12.26%
under $5,000 .36%

Labor Force & Unemployment

CountyLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployment
% Sep 2006
Unemployment
% Sep 2005
Grundy 22,387 21,444 4.20% 6.0%
Kankakee 54,202 51,577 4.80% 5.50%
Kendall 41,852 40,494 3.20% 4.20%
La Salle 58,507 55,862 4.50% 5.00%
Livingston 19,374 18,663 3.70% 4.20%
Will 329,682 317,917 3.60% 4.90%
State of Illinois 6,636,600 6,342,400 4.40%

(Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security)

Major Industries

  • Akzo-Nobel Chemicals
  • Alcoa
  • Bimet Corporation
  • Brownie Products
  • Commonwealth Edison
  • Equistar L.P.
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Interstate Nuclear Services
  • Jefferson Smurfit Co.
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Northwestern Corporation
  • Professional Laundry Management
  • Reichhold Chemicals
  • Sponge-Cushion, Inc.
  • Thornton Industries
  • United States Cold Storage
  • Verona
  • Rubber Works