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.
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