Why Work at Rockford
As the third largest city in Illinois, Rockford’s close proximity to Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison has made for an ideal location for commerce and industrial development. Its central location, with easy access to major highways and one of the fastest growing airports in the country, coupled with a low cost of living and vibrant community, make Rockford a great location to live and work. Rockford consistently ranks in the top five among metropolitan areas in the United States for most affordable housing.
The Rockford area has much to offer for entertainment including outdoor recreation, parks and greenspace, markets and festivals, sports, and a thriving restaurant scene. Known as the Forest City, Rockford is home to many outdoor recreational activities across 20,000 acres of regional parks and forest preserves, including hiking, running or biking at numerous recreational paths, fishing, kayaking, and camping at Rock Cut State Park, boating and wake boarding on the Rock River. Recreation is year round with visitors coming to take advantage of numerous indoor sports facilities dedicated to hockey, soccer, basketball and volleyball. The region offers an extensive list of affordable golf courses, including Aldeen, ranked the best municipal course in Illinois by Golf Magazine.
For nightlife, City Market is held every Friday during the summer months where locals enjoy food, live music and local vendors in the downtown area. Among many seasonal activities, Rockford is also home to the Screw City Beer Fest and the annual Stroll on State holiday festival drawing tens of thousands of attendees. Sports fanatics can catch a baseball game at the Rockford Rivets Stadium, cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks’ affiliate team, the Rockford Ice Hogs, or watch the Ski Broncs perform on the Rock River. Rockford features many family friendly activities including the Discovery Center, Art Museum and the Burpee Museum, home to Jane the T-Rex. Also hometown to Rock and Roll Hall-of-Fame rock group, Cheap Trick, Rockford continues to showcase the best local, regional and national entertainment at a variety of venues throughout the city. Twice a year, many of Rockford’s restaurants and shops transform into art exhibits for the Art Scene festival for local artists to showcase their work. No matter the season or interest, there is something for everyone in the Rockford community.
Rockford features areas of higher education including Northern Illinois University, Rockford University, RockValley College, Upper Iowa University, as well as the home of the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
The Rockford Facilities
With over one million square feet across seven facilities, PCI’ s Rockford locations offer extensive capabilities for clinical and commercial packaging and labeling supported by storage and distribution expertise, laboratory services, as well as some powder, liquid and gel blending. Equipped with cutting-edge serialization technology, PCI packages a wide variety of pharmaceutical delivery forms. Rockford is home to our dedicated North American Clinical Trial Storage and Distribution facility featuring onsite Cold Chain and Ultra Cold Chain Storage, DEA Controlled Substance storage and on-site returns management. Rockford’s highly skilled team of experts prides itself in providing innovative solutions for our client’s challenges.
Fun Fact: The movie “A League of Their Own” staring Tom Hanks was based on the legacy of a local WWII area women’s baseball team, The Rockford Peaches.