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Top 10 Industrial Companies in Wyoming

Posted by IndustrySelect on Monday, December 6, 2021


Above: A view of Solvay Chemicals Inc, in Green River, Wyoming's eighth largest industrial employer (image courtesy of Solvay Chemicals, Inc.)

With its abundance of natural resources and low business costs, the state of Wyoming is home to a wide range of major industrial enterprises. MNI data shows the state is home to more than double the number of publicly owned industrial companies compared to the national average, while the state is far less reliant on imported materials.

This article will explore the latest trends and statistics in Wyoming’s manufacturing sector and examine the top industrial companies in Wyoming.

Key Facts on Wyoming’s Industrial Sector

According to MNI, compiler of the industrial information that powers IndustrySelect, Wyoming is currently home to 1,089 industrial companies employing 30,274 workers.

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According to MNI, Gillette is Wyoming’s largest city based on number of industrial jobs, with 5,153 workers.

Read more: Top Manufacturing Cities in the U.S.

Other top cities in Wyoming include

• Casper (4,477 jobs)
• Rock Springs (3,163 jobs)
• Wright (2,795 jobs)
• Green River (2,326 jobs)

Campbell County is Wyoming’s largest in terms of manufacturing jobs, home to 7,951 workers. This is followed by Sweetwater County with 6,486 workers, and Natrona County with 5,756 workers. Laramie County is home to 2,017 industrial workers, and Lincoln is home to 1,164.

The industrial machinery industry ranks as Wyoming’s largest manufacturing sector based on number of jobs, employing 24% of the state’s industrial workforce. This is followed by chemicals and allied products with 12%. Petroleum products and stone/clay/glass products each encompass another 11%, while printing and publishing employs 8%.

MNI reports there are 3,681 executive contacts among Wyoming’s manufacturing companies, including 310 presidents, 548 owners and partners; 143 vice-presidents and 150 sales, marketing and purchasing executives.

Other facts to know about Wyoming manufacturers, based on IndustrySelect’s advanced criteria available to subscribers, include ownership, distribution and other trends. Let’s take a look:

• 2% of Wyoming manufacturers are women-owned
• 15% are publicly owned companies
• 6% import raw materials
• 17% distribute their products internationally.

These statistics reveal that Wyoming is home to more than double the number of publicly-owned industrial companies compared to the national average among all manufacturers (15% versus 5% nationally). Wyoming is also less reliant on imported raw materials (6% versus 11% nationally).

Next, we’ll take a look at the state’s top companies.

Top 10 Industrial Companies in Wyoming

Thunder Basin Coal Co., LLC1,500WrightWY
Peabody Powder River Operations, LLC1,200WrightWY
Genesis Alkali1,000Green RiverWY
Navajo Transitional Energy Co., LLC600GilletteWY
Blackjewel, LLC - Belle Ayr Mine550GilletteWY
Redi Services, LLC500LymanWY
Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co.500SinclairWY
Solvay Chemicals, Inc.500Green RiverWY
TATA Chemicals Soda Ash Partners500Green RiverWY
Ciner Wyoming, LLC454Green RiverWY

About the Top 10 Industrial Companies in Wyoming

1. Thunder Basin Coal Co., LLC (Wright, WY)

Employing 1,500 in the town of Wright, Thunder Basin Coal Co. is Wyoming’s largest industrial employer. Established in 1977, this massive coal processing location reports annual sales of $50million - $100 million and distributes its products nationally.

2. Peabody Powder River Operations, LLC (Wright, WY)

Also located in Wright, this location specializes in surface coal mining and employs 1,200.

3. Genesis Alkali (Green River, WY)

Established in 1976, Genesis Alkali operates a multi-faceted facility, specializing in the mining of trona which contains sodium carbonate, a raw material which is used to produce soda ash at this facility. Employing 1,000, this facility also products sodium cyanide, sodium sesquicarbonate and caustic soda.

4. Navajo Transitional Energy Co., LLC (Gillette, WY)

Employing 600 in the city of Gillette, Navajo Transitional Energy is a massive mining operation in the Powder River Basin. Rio Tinto Energy America acquired the mine in 1993 from Northern Energy Resource Company and it was acquired by Navajo Transitional Energy Co. in 2019. Coal mined from this location is shipped primarily to Illinois, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Texas with the coal's average quality at 8,850 Btu subbituminous thermal coal.

5. Blackjewel, LLC - Belle Ayr Mine (Gillette, WY)

Established in 1972, Blackjewel’a Belle Ayr Mine employs 550 in Gillette and distributes its products internationally. The company specializes in bituminous coal surface mining.

6. Redi Services, LLC (Lyman, WY)

Employing 550 workers in the town of Lyman, Redi Services, LLC provides oilfield services, including hydro excavation & fluid vacuum services. The company also provides hydro blasting, trucking, pressure safety valve services as well as mechanical, industrial and civil construction services.

7. Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co. (Sinclair, WY)

Home to 500 workers, Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co. focuses on oil refining and distributes its products nationally.

8. Solvay Chemicals, Inc. (Green River, WY)

Established in 1981, Solvay Chemicals produces soda ash as well as sulfite, sodium metabisulfite and sodium bisulfite. The company employs 500 in the town of Green River and distributes its products internationally.

9. TATA Chemicals Soda Ash Partners (Green River, WY)

Home to 500 workers, TATA Chemicals Soda Ash Partners focuses on ore processing and reports sales of $200 million annually.

10. Ciner Wyoming, LLC (Green River, WY)

Rounding out our top 10 list is Ciner Wyoming, LLC. This company mines trona and naturally transforms it into sodium carbonate (soda ash). The company is jointly owned by Ciner Resources Corp. and Natural Resource Partners LP. Employing 454 in the town of Green River, Ciner Wyoming is the state’s 10th largest industrial employer.

Interested in other states? Browse all of our state news here.

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