Nearly from its beginning, Batavia was an industrial city. Farm implement and windmill factories provided employment for many. The first products manufactured in Batavia (flour, ice, lumber, paper, stone) found markets in Chicago.
Batavia’s significant industries are identified with the following Categories. Click any category from the menu above for the history and involvement of companies from Batavia.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory was dedicated on May 15, 1974. This is one of the most significant events in the history of Batavia. It placed Batavia on the worldwide map. Many scientific discoveries in the field of particle physics have been made at the lab and which have brought people from all parts of the world to Batavia to study and do research.