Home to MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts has its pick of innovators and the state’s manufacturing sector reflects that, with strongholds in medical and surgical instruments, electronics and pharmaceuticals. This article will explore the latest data on Massachusetts manufacturers and share some essential insights provided by the state’s top industrial companies.
Cambridge is Massachusetts’s largest city based on number of manufacturing jobs, with 11,650 workers, according to MNI.
Other top cities in Massachusetts include:
• Boston (11,699 jobs)
• Hopkinton (11,128 jobs)
• Andover: (10,831 jobs)
• Worcester (8,726 jobs)
The industrial machinery and equipment sector is Massachusetts’ largest in terms of employment, accounting for 15% of the state’s industrial workforce. This is followed by the electronic and other electrical equipment industry as well as instruments and related products, each accounting for 13%. Printing and publishing accounts for 10% of Massachusetts’ manufacturing employment, while fabricated metal products accounts for 8%.
MNI reports there are 24,450 executive contacts among Massachusetts’s manufacturing companies, including 4,236 presidents, 1,988 owners and partners; 2,469 vice-presidents and 2,052 sales, marketing and purchasing executives (information on all of these executives is available to IndustrySelect subscribers).
Other facts to know about Massachusetts manufacturers, based on IndustrySelect’s advanced criteria available to subscribers, include ownership, distribution and other trends. Let’s take a look:
• 2% of Massachusetts manufacturers are women-owned
• 1% are minority-owned
• 9% are publicly owned companies
• 13% import raw materials
• 33% distribute their products internationally.
Next, we’ll take a look at the state’s top companies.
|Raytheon Technologies Corp.||4,000||Andover||MA|
|Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.||1,900||Springfield||MA|
|Boston Scientific Corp.||1,800||Marlborough||MA|
|Garelick Farms, LLC||1,600||Franklin||MA|
|Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.||1,500||Raynham||MA|
Dell EMC (Hopkinton, MA)
Dell EMC builds information infrastructures and virtual infrastructures to help people and businesses worldwide to unleash the power of their digital information, offering backup and recovery solutions, enterprise content management, unified storage, big data, enterprise storage, data federation, archiving, security, and more. This location employs 10,000 in the town of Hopkinton, ranking first in the state for number of manufacturing jobs.
Raytheon Technologies (Andover, MA)
Raytheon Technologies manufactures aeronautical electronic detection systems, Circuit card assembly, metal fabrication, and radar testing & missile systems. This facility employs 4,000 in the city of Andover.
GE Aviation (Lynn, MA)
GE Aviation is a world leader in providing aircraft engines, systems, and avionics. The company’s Lynn, MA location employs 2,500.
Polar Beverages (Worcester, MA)
Polar Beverages is a soft drink company that manufactures and distributes sparkling fruit beverages, seltzer, ginger ale, drink mixers, and spring water to customers in the United States. The company’s Worcester facility encompasses 450,000 square feet and employs 2,500 workers.
EMC Corp (Franklin, MA)
EMC Corporation is a supplier of computer storage and retrieval systems for the Mainframe, open systems and Midrange environments. They offer field and remote services and employ 2,300 in the town of Franklin.
Smith & Wesson (Springfield, MA)
Smith & Wesson is a manufacturer of firearms and ammunition. Established in 1852, it is among the nation’s oldest manufacturers. The company’s Springfield location encompasses 540,000 square feet and functions as its corporate headquarters, employing 1,900.
Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA)
This Boston Scientific location functions as the company’s corporate headquarters & also manufactures medical devices for cardiovascular, endosurgery & neuromodulation. Occupying a 613,000 square foot facility in Marlborough, this location employs 1,800.
Garelick Farms (Franklin, MA)
Founded in 1931, Garelick Farms is a dairy company that produces milk and other dairy products. This location distributes its products internationally and employs 1,600 workers in Franklin.
Kronos Inc (Lowell, MA)
Kronos Inc is a software company that provides workforce management solutions, including computerized time clocks. Occupying a 505,000 square-foot facility, the company employs 1,600 Lowell workers.
Depuy Synthes Products Inc (Raynham, MA)
Depuy Synthes Products Inc is a manufacturer of orthopedic implants and surgical instruments, employing 1,500 in the town of Raynham.
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