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Veterans in Manufacturing: Exploring the Contributions of Veteran-Owned Manufacturers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by IndustrySelect on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Veteran-owned businesses stand as a testament to the dedication, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit of those who have served our nation. They are an integral part of the U.S. economy, comprising 5.9% of all businesses in the United States. In total, these veteran-owned businesses employ a staggering 3.9 million workers, contributing to an impressive combined value of $947.7 billion.

But what about the veteran-owned manufacturing companies that make up this thriving sector?

At MNI, we believe in shining a spotlight on these remarkable businesses, showcasing their capabilities to a wider audience. So far, we have successfully collected detailed profiles of 1,031 veteran-owned manufacturing companies, employing a dedicated workforce of 25,069 individuals.

What's truly fascinating are the unique insights we've gathered from these businesses:

  • A remarkable 40% of them are engaged in international distribution, spanning their reach across the globe.
  • 19% import raw materials
  • 34% are small businesses (1-50 employee range)
  • 8% are women-owned enterprises, far ahead of the national average of 2% women-owned manufacturing firms. 
  • 8% are minority-owned enterprises, running ahead of the national average of 1%. 

So what industries are veteran owned manufacturing companies strongest in? This infographic shows the top industries amongst veteran-owned manufacturers, based on the data we’ve collected so far from manufacturers who have set up their free profile.


Veteran-owned manufactures are strongest in industrial machinery and equipment, accounting for 18% of all companies. Fabricated metals encompasses another 12% of companies, while printing and publishing account for another 8%. 

Are you a veteran-owned manufacturer? Update your free MNI profile so new business can find you! Looking for veteran-owned manufacturers? If you're looking to do business with veteran-owned companies, contact them all with detailed business intelligence data from IndustrySelect, a service of MNI Try a free demo today!


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