Above: Moog, Inc., in East Aurora, New York, the state's 9th largest manufacturing company (image credit: Moog, Inc.)
For those looking to do business with New York manufacturers, it helps to have a thorough understanding of the state’s manufacturing climate. This article will explore some key statistics on New York’s manufacturing sector and provide a look at the state’s largest companies.
New York is currently home to 13,996 manufacturers employing 678,345 workers. According to IndustrySelect's database of 400,000 U.S. manufacturing companies, there are 38,000 executive contacts among New York manufacturing companies, including 8,764 presidents, 3,887 owners and partners; 4,635 vice-presidents and 3,637 sales, marketing and purchasing executives.
Other facts to know about New York manufacturers, based on advanced criteria available to IndustrySelect subscribers:
• 2% of New York manufacturing companies are women-owned
• 1% are minority-owned
• 6% are publicly owned companies
• 13% import raw materials
• 29% distribute their products internationally
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The state of New York ranks 7th in the U.S. for manufacturing employment, while New York City ranks among America’s top manufacturing cities, ranking second in the U.S. for number of jobs.
According to MNI data, 54% of New York manufacturing employment is centered in the New York City Metro Area, while the Western region of the state accounts for 25% of industrial jobs. Central New York accounts for 13.4%, while Upstate New York represents 7%.
New York City accounts for 142,105 jobs or about 20% of the state’s total. Rochester accounts for 37,634 jobs, while Buffalo is home to 23,892 workers. Brooklyn accounts for 20,089 manufacturing jobs. Other top manufacturing cities include:
• Hauppage: 12,797 jobs
• Melville: 9,111 jobs
• Syracuse: 8,373 jobs
• Long Island City: 8,149 jobs
|Meredith Corp.||6,000||New York||NY|
|Ernst & Young, LLP||5,000||New York||NY|
|IBM Corp., Data Systems Div.||5,000||Poughkeepsie||NY|
|Pfizer, Inc.||4,500||New York||NY|
|GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc.||4,000||Hopewell Junction||NY|
|GE Power Electronics, Inc.||3,740||Schenectady||NY|
|L3Harris Technologies, Inc.||3,400||Rochester||NY|
|GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc., Fab 8||3,000||Malta||NY|
|Moog, Inc.||3,000||East Aurora||NY|
|Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||3,000||Tarrytown||NY|
|Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors||2,625||Owego||NY|
1. Meredith Corp., New York, New York
Based in New York City, Meredith Corporation is major magazine publisher and media services company serving the pop culture, food, fashion and lifestyle verticals. Meredith has additional offices in Chicago and DesMoines.
2. Ernst & Young, LLP New York, NY
Ernst & Young is one of the world’s largest professional services firms specializing in mergers & acquisitions and capital market restructuring. This New York City location provides commercial printing, publishing & software for the tax & financial services industries.
3. IBM Corp., Data Systems Div. Poughkeepsie, NY
IBM’s Poughkeepsie location produces data processing equipment and multiple-chip computer moldules. This location made the news in 2019 when it established an additional facility on the site for the production of its next-generation mainframes used for a broad range of daily business operations applications.
4. Pfizer, Inc. New York, NY
Pfizer is among the world’s leading pharmaceutical giants, developing and producing a wide range of prescriptions and over-the-counter products. This location focuses on such well-known brands as Advil®, Robitussin®, ThermaCare® and Emergen-C®
5. GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc., Fab 10 Hopewell Junction, NY
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a multinational specialty semiconductor foundry integrating RF technology, silicon photonics, ASICs design systems and CMOS technologies. Fabrication plant #10 was recently sold to ON Semiconductor.
6. GE Power Electronics, Inc., Schenectady, NY
GE Power Electronics is a global leader in power generation technologies. This Schenectady GE location focuses on the manufacturer of steam turbines & generators as well as storage batteries.
7. L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Rochester, NY
L3Harris Technologies provides global technology solutions for the aerospace and defense industries, integrating innovations across an array of domains including air, land, sea, space and even cyber. Its Rochester location specializes in high-grade encryption devices, surveillance systems, and vehicular intercoms and control products.
8. GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc., Fab 8 Malta, NY
As mentioned above GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a specialty semiconductor company. This facility in Malta focuses on the development of advanced technology and is capable of producing nodes as small as 14 nanometers.
9. Moog, Inc., East Aurora, NY
Moog Inc is a U.S. manufacturer of precision motion control products and systems, with several divisions across the U.S. This location in East Aurora focuses on producing controls and components for electrohydraulic, aircraft and automated industrial machine applications.
10. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Tarrytown, NY
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is a major multinational biotech company with locations in the U.S. and Europe. The company focuses on drug development processes and technology platforms. Its headquarters in Tarrytown focuses on development-stage drug trials.
IndustrySelect’s database of 400,000 U.S. manufacturers is a top resource for both developing and researching sales leads in the manufacturing sector. If you're looking specifically to propect New York manufacturers, an IndustrySelect subscription can put you on a first-name basis with New York’s 16,000 industrial companies and 38,000 executives. Subscribers can select up to 30 data points on any manufacturing company in the U.S. to help identify or pre-qualify leads. Company profiles also include the contact information for hard-to-find executive decision-makers.
Editor's Note: The article was originally published in December 2019. It is updated annually to reflect new statistics on New York manufacturing.