Rep. Niemerg: Crawford County Product Makes “Final 4” in 2024 “Coolest Thing Made in Illinois”

Winner Announced April 10, 2024

Mullen’s Imitation French Dressing produced by Mullen’s in Palestine, located in Crawford County in the 102nd District, has made it to the final four bracket in the voting for the “Coolest Thing Made in Illinois” this year.

From an original field of more than 200 products, the four products that have emerged as finalists in the bracket-style tournament hosted by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association 2024 “Makers Madness” contest are: Komatsu Mining Truck manufactured by Komatsu in Peoria; Mullen’s Imitation French Dressing produced by Mullen’s in Palestine; the MQ-25 Stingray (Drone Refueler) built by Boeing in Mascoutah and Mod Box by Enviro Buildings made by Craig Industries in Quincy.

Presented by Comcast Business, the competition celebrates the incredible work of manufacturers across Illinois, who have long served as the backbone of our state’s economy. Manufacturing is the largest contributor of any industry to the state’s Gross Domestic Product, supporting nearly a third of all jobs in Illinois and contributing more than $580 billion to the state’s economy each year.

The winner will be announced in Springfield on April 10. Good luck to Mullen’s!