Mayor Richard C. Irvin, with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Welcomes Black-Owned Manufacturing Company Kamflex to Aurora

Aurora, IL - On Wednesday, May 29th, the black-owned manufacturing company Kamflex became the newest addition to the thriving business community of Aurora. Mayor Richard C. Irvin partook in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting alongside the executives of Kamflex, a powerful moment as the city’s first black mayor in its nearly 180-year history, made even more significant by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s inspiring presence.

Kamflex specializes in conveyor belts and robotics, assisting Fortune 500 companies in the food solutions, pharmaceutical, and aerospace industries, among many others. Celebrating its 50th year since the current leadership acquired the company, Kamflex confronts the need for more diversity in the manufacturing industry head-on, making them an exceptionally proud addition to the city.

The ribbon-cutting concluded with Mayor Irvin commemorating the economic prosperity in Aurora and the gratification of welcoming a black-owned business to the city before Rev. Jackson reflected on the struggle for equality that his life courageously represents. It is thanks to Rev. Jackson, among many other civil rights leaders, fighting the good fight to forge a nation that makes good on its promise of liberty and justice for all.

The addition of Kamflex to Aurora’s flourishing economic environment marks the 30th business welcomed to Aurora in 2024 alone. Mayor Irvin also announced plans to bring the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the international human and civil rights organization founded by Rev. Jackson, to Aurora in the future.

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