Ipsen celebrates 75 years of its location in Cherry Valley

Published: Sep. 16, 2023 at 10:47 PM CDT
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CHERRY VALLEY, Ill. (WIFR) - Ipsen recognizes 75 years of innovation with a celebration at the Cherry Valley facility at 984 Ipsen Road for staff and their families.

The company started in 1940 when Harold Ipsen created a heat-treating shop in Loves Park that made shell fuse parts. When their kiln broke, he built a new one and used that technology to build furnaces for heat-treating steel, which the company does now.

Ispen eventually built a new facility in Cherry Valley in 1965.

Harold passed away in a plane crash several years ago and though the company was sold to a private equity, Harold’s legacy lives on.

“There’s no tie now between the Ipsen family and the Ipsen business,” said Matt Clinite, ICS sales director. “Other than just a friendly relationship. We love having them come in anytime we have a special event due to the rich history there.”