We are currently compiling a list of companies specializing in products & goods that are made right here in Kansas.
The directory has information about and links to businesses that produce and/or sells goods & services, from large corporations to small mom & pop companies to individuals, each one offering their own type of unique products and services.
The latest census data (2011) shows Kansas having a total of 73,598 business establishments that employed 1,113,423 people. Kansas' manufacturing sector was 11th in the state in the number of establishments at 2,877 or 3.9 % of the state total, which is below the national average of 4.0%. The number of Kansasans working in manufacturing was 153,926 or 13.82% of the state total, which is above the national average of 9.68%.
Many of these businesses make their products from the natural resources available here, such as, from trees harvested from the forest, minerals & ores mined from quarries, animals raised on farms or crops grown here.
You will also find both factory produced & handcrafted wood, metal & mineral products. Things like, local gourmet foods, spices & preserves, custom manufactured electronic devices & components, also, earth, engine & human powered machinery & transportation equipment, to name just a few. Apart from finding products that are made in Kansas which we use everyday, many of the items are one of a kind such as arts and craft items, clothing, toys made of wood & recycled goods, and other unique holiday gifts.
Last Updated on Dec 3, 2013
Industries in the Transportation Equipment Manufacturing subsector produce equipment for transporting people and goods. Transportation equipment is a type of machinery.
There are a total of 34,829 persons employed in Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, comprising 22.6% of Kansas' manufacturing workforce & 3.12% of Kansas' total workforce. There are 183 business establishments in the Transportation Equipment Manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Aerospace product and parts manufacturing (27,728 workers), Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing (1,744 workers), and Motor vehicle parts manufacturing (1,464 workers).
Industries in the Food Manufacturing subsector transform livestock and agricultural products into products for intermediate or final consumption. The industry groups are distinguished by the raw materials (generally of animal or vegetable origin) processed into food products.
There are a total of 28,298 persons employed in Food Manufacturing, comprising 18.3% of Kansas' manufacturing workforce & 2.54% of Kansas' total workforce. There are 275 business establishments in the Food Manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Animal slaughtering and processing (16,984 workers), Animal food manufacturing (2,374 workers), and Bakeries and tortilla manufacturing (2,226 workers.)
Industries in the Machinery Manufacturing subsector create end products that apply mechanical force, for example, the application of gears and levers, to perform work. Some important processes for the manufacture of machinery are forging, stamping, bending, forming, and machining that are used to shape individual pieces of metal. Processes, such as welding and assembling are used to join separate parts together.
There are a total of 17,275 persons employed in Machinery Manufacturing, comprising 11.2% of Kansas' manufacturing workforce & 1.55% of Kansas' total workforce. There are 316 business establishments in the Machinery Manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing (6,937 workers), General purpose machinery manufacturing (3,576 workers), and HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturing (2,334 workers).
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