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Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in Wyoming

Posted by IndustrySelect on Tuesday, December 5, 2023


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 manufacturing 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 606 manufacturing companies employing 13,363 workers.

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According to MNI, Gillette is Wyoming’s largest city based on number of industrial jobs, with 1,688 workers.

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

Other top cities in Wyoming include

Green River (1,657 jobs)
• Casper (1,541 jobs)
Gillette (1,434 jobs)
• Sheridan (885 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 3,498 executive contacts among Wyoming’s manufacturing companies, including 305 presidents, 384 owners and partners; 135 vice-presidents and 148 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

Genesis Alkali1,000Green RiverWY
Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co.500SinclairWY
TATA Chemicals Soda Ash Partners500Green RiverWY
Admiral Beverage Corp.300WorlandWY
HollyFrontier, LLC300CheyenneWY
Simplot Phosphates, LLC300Rock SpringsWY
Wyoming Machinery Co.283GilletteWY
Westech/Wotco, Inc.210MillsWY
Chem-Energy Corp.200SheridanWY
Exxon Mobil Corp.200KemmererWY

About the Top 10 Industrial Companies in Wyoming

1. 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.

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

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

3. 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.

4. Admiral Beverage Corp (Worland, WY)

Admiral Beverage Corp. is a leading provider of beverage production, sales, distribution, and transportation services. It is a licensed bottler and distributor of PepsiCo, Keurig Dr Pepper, and other beverage brands. It also produces and distributes alcoholic beverages from Molson Coors, Constellation, Heineken, and others.

5. HollyFrontier, LLC (Cheyenne, WY)

HollyFrontier, LLC is a subsidiary of HF Sinclair Corporation, an independent petroleum refiner and marketer in the United States. It operates five refineries with a combined crude oil processing capacity of 457,000 barrels per day. It produces and markets gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt, heavy products, and specialty lubricant products.

6. Simplot Phosphates, LLC (Rock Springs, WY)

Simplot Phosphates, LLC is a division of the J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held agribusiness firm. It is a major producer of phosphate fertilizers, feed phosphates, and industrial products from ore mined at its facilities in Idaho and Wyoming. It also produces ammonia and phosphoric acid.

7. Wyoming Machinery Co. (Gillette, WY)

Wyoming Machinery Co. is an authorized dealer of Caterpillar equipment and parts in Wyoming. It offers a full range of products and services for the mining, construction, agriculture, and power industries. It also provides rental, repair, and maintenance services for various types of equipment.

8. Westech/Wotco, Inc. (Mills, WY)

Westech/Wotco, Inc. is a subsidiary of Austin Engineering, a global provider of engineering solutions and equipment for the mining industry. It is a world leader in designing and manufacturing of off-highway, mining truck bodies. It is based in Casper, Wyoming, and has a history of servicing the oil drilling industry since 1938.

9. Chem-Energy Corp. (Sheridan, WY)

Chem-Energy Corp. is a petroleum products trading company, refiner of crude oil, and developer of projects related to refineries, solar power, and petrochemicals. It is based in Nevada and has operations in the USA and overseas. The company’s Wyoming location focuses on solar panels & solar panel installation services.

10. Exxon Mobil Corp. (Kemmerer, WY)

Exxon Mobil Corp. is one of the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas companies. It has operations in more than 60 countries and employs more than 70,000 people. It explores for and produces oil and natural gas, refines and markets petroleum products, manufactures and sells petrochemicals, and conducts research and development in energy and environmental technologies.


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Editor's note: This article was originially published in December 2021. It has been updated to reflect new statistics and trends in Wyoming's manufacturing sector. 


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