Our Partners


  • Packer Engineering, Naperville, Illinois (fabricating the replica engine)
  • The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Chicago, Illinois

Donors of materials and parts for the replica airframe

  • Charles Horn Lumber Co., Chicago, Illinois

  • Cutting Edge, Chicago, Illinois

  • Cadillac Tank and Metal Fabricating, Addison, Illinois

  • Stocker Hinge Manufacturing, McCook, Illinois

  • DuPage Copy and Blueprint, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

  • Flow-Con Industries Inc., Lockport, Illinois

  • SWF Products, Berwyn, Illinois

  • Cannon Aviation Insurance, Scottsdale, Arizona

Donors of major funding

  • National Geographic Television, Washington D.C.

  • The GE-Wheaton Community Bank, Glen Ellyn/Wheaton, Illinois

  • The Glen Ellyn Jaycees, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

  • The Glen Ellyn Rotary, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

  • Over 60 individuals who together donated over $60,000

Packer Engineering would like to extend a special thanks to the following companies and individuals who provided either materials, equipment, services, or time to help build the 1903 Wright Flyer Replica Engine:

  • TEAM Leasing L.L.C., Oak Brook, IL
  • Bison Gear, St. Charles, IL
  • Insight Automated, Inc., Glendale Heights, IL
  • Peterson Spring, Southfield, MI
  • American Foundry Society, Des Plaines, IL
  • Wheatland Machine, Naperville, IL
  • Beery Heating and Cooling, Oswego, IL
  • Jerry's Welding, West Chicago, IL
  • NAPCO Steel, Inc., West Chicago, IL
  • Ed Meyer, Bolingbrook, IL
  • MTI Inc., Rockford, IL
  • The Arnold Engineering Co., Marengo, IL
  • The Austin Group, Quincy, IL
  • Willard Industries, Cincinnati, OH
  • Arrow Gear, Downers Grove, IL
  • Craftsman Tool & Mold, Aurora, IL
  • Bison Electric, Elgin, IL
  • TRW, Danville, PA
  • Phoenix Electric Mfg., Chicago, IL
  • Scot Inc., Downers Grove, IL
  • Auto Machine Inc., St. Charles, IL
  • DuPage Blueprint, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • The Western Society of Engineers, Chicago, IL
  • Buhrke Industries, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Kohlert MFG. Co., St. Charles, IL
  • Research Automation, Inc., Aurora, IL
  • Advantage Machining, Aurora, IL
  • ONDEO Nalco Co., Naperville, IL
  • Gingler-Lowney Laser, Aurora, IL
  • Pro Mold & Die, Roselle, IL
  • Video Impressions, Aurora, IL
  • Wisconsin Precision, East Troy, WI
  • Express Pattern, Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Jim Packer, Aurora, IL
  • Packer Technologies International, Warrenville, IL
  • Packer Wings, NFP, Naperville, IL

Thanks to everyone listed above, the Spirit of Glen Ellyn has shown the spirit of many communities, companies and individuals, and has been an example of Midwest volunteerism at its best.

The Wright Redux Association is an IRS 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization
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