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Which U.S. States Have the Most Industrial Machinery Manufacturers?

Posted by IndustrySelect on Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Industrial machinery and equipment is a popular industry for many users of IndustrySelect’s live database of 500,000 industrial companies. Currently, there are 45,876 industrial machinery and equipment manufacturers listed in IndustrySelect’s database.

Filed under SIC (standard Industrial Classification) Code 3500, industrial machinery encompasses a wide range of manufacturers, including those making internal combustion engines; turbines; machine tools; rolling mill machinery; metalworking machinery; conveyors and conveying equipment; power transmission equipment and more.

Manufacturers of industrial machinery and equipment are most highly concentrated in the Midwest, with 17,405 manufacturers in that region (38%); This is followed by the U.S. South with 12,844 (28%); the East Coast with 7,897 (17%); and Pacific/Mountain region with 7,730 (17%).

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But which U.S. states account for the most industrial machinery manufacturers? Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the industry and list the top 15 states for industrial machinery manufacturing.

Top U.S. States for Industrial Machinery Manufacturing

The list below shows the states with the highest number of industrial machinery manufacturers. It also indicates the percentage share of the industry in each state and the percentage of industrial machinery manufacturers compared to all manufacturers in a given state.

StateNumber of CompaniesPercentage of U.S. Industrial Machinery SectorPercentage of State's Manufacturing Companies
Ohio 3,2547%18%
New York1,5603%9%
North Carolina1,1703%11%
New Jersey1,0632%11%
Georgia 1,0522%10%

California has the largest number of industrial machinery manufacturers, accounting for 3,487 companies, capturing 8% of the industry as a whole. Industrial machinery accounts for 13% of the state’s overall number of manufacturing companies.

Michigan is a close second with 3,270 companies, many of them involved in auto parts manufacturing. The state accounts for 7% of all industrial machinery manufacturers, and the industry represents a higher percentage of the state’s industrial companies at 22%.

Other Facts to Know about the Industrial Machinery Sector

Here are some other interesting facts on this powerful sector, based on advanced criteria available to IndustrySelect subscribers:

2,641 of the nation’s industrial machinery and equipment companies are public firms
5,671 import raw materials
16,953 distribute their products internationally
858 are women-owned
359 are minority-owned

The industrial machinery sector accounts for 1,644,994 jobs in the U.S. overall. Top employers in this sector include Fiat-Chrysler in Auburn Hills, Michigan; John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa; and Rolls Royce in Indianapolis.

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