Manufacturing Road Trip Part 4: A Journey Across the US (slideshow)

Oct. 27, 2023
Join us as we celebrate manufacturing in each of the 50 states. In this edition, we drop in on 10 states, from biotech in New Mexico and drones in Oklahoma, to automotive components in South Carolina and a whole lot more.

Manufacturing is at your fingertips. It's the computer mouse, the loaf of bread, the can of paint you just opened. It's the light switch, the ream of paper, the key that opens your front door. Manufacturing builds the roof tiles over your head and the ceramic tile beneath your feet. Manufacturing makes America go. 

As we've done in the past, IndustryWeek is embracing October as Manufacturing Month by showcasing products manufactured  in each of the 50 states. And by "manufactured" we include assembly, packaging, all the way to fully integrated manufacturing operations. 

We had few guidelines for our choices. They were: 1. The company had to qualify as a manufacturer by our definition, and 2. the company had to produce manufactured goods in that state (regardless of where the company's headquarters was located, nationally or internationally).

We've done things a little different this year. Instead of creating a single massive slideshow of representing all 50 states, we've broken the project into more manageable chunks: five slideshows, each showcasing 10 states. And, as per usual, we will work through all 50 states alphabetically.

In this edition, we stop in 10 states: New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina. 

Be sure to check out Alabama through Georgia and Hawaii through Maryland and New Hampshire to Nevada

See Also: 

Made in America: a Showcase of Manufacturing from Alabama to Wyoming

The 50 States of Manufacturing: What's Made Where?

In this slideshow:

  • New Mexico: Curia
  • New York: GlobalFoundries Inc. 
  • North Carolina: Bridgestone Americas
  • North Dakota: Cirrus Aircraft
  • Ohio: DECKED
  • Oklahoma: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.
  • Oregon: Daimler Truck North America | Freightliner Trucks
  • Pennsylvania: The Hershey Co. 
  • Rhode Island: General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • South Carolina: Bosch Group 
About the Author

Jill Jusko

Bio: Jill Jusko is executive editor for IndustryWeek. She has been writing about manufacturing operations leadership for more than 20 years. Her coverage spotlights companies that are in pursuit of world-class results in quality, productivity, cost and other benchmarks by implementing the latest continuous improvement and lean/Six-Sigma strategies. Jill also coordinates IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Awards Program, which annually salutes the leading manufacturing facilities in North America.

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