In Illinois, agriculture is a $19-billion industry—the state’s number one economic impactor. The Illinois River is the most economic, efficient, and environmentally friendly means of distributing agricultural products regionally, nationally, and internationally. The following ABC 7 Chicago segment “Built to Last” highlights the importance of our nation’s waterway infrastructure and the highly skilled tradesmen and women that build and maintain them. With the $116-million LaGrange Lock and Dam project, Shimmick is proud to be part of this legacy. Click the link below to learn more about our work on this 80-year-old waterway system.