Small Manufacturer

While Woodward has 1,100 employees in the stateline, most of Rockford's manufacturers only have a couple dozen workers.

The stakes are equally high, maybe even higher because big companies can better withstand the down times.

"Rockford ID Shop" went into business in the late 60's, but it hasn't always been easy. With the down turn in manufacturing, the company was forced to stay very lean just to survive.