We are currently compiling a list of companies specializing in products & goods that are made right here in Louisiana.
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 Louisiana having a total of 103,216 business establishments that employed 1,617,229 people. Louisiana's manufacturing sector was 12th in the state in the number of establishments at 3,261, or 3.1% of the state total, which is below the national average of 4.0%. The number of Louisianans working in manufacturing was 125,820 or 7.7% of the state total, which is below the national average of 9.6%.
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 Louisiana 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 17, 2013
The Chemical Manufacturing subsector is based on the transformation of organic and inorganic raw materials by a chemical process and the formulation of products.
There are a total of 21,300 persons employed in chemical manufacturing, comprising 16.9% of Louisiana's manufacturing workforce & 1.31% of Louisiana's total workforce. There are 223 business establishments in the chemical manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Basic chemical manufacturing (13,809 workers), Resin, synthetic rubber, and artificial synthetic fibers and filaments manufacturing (2,303 workers), and Paint, coating, and adhesive manufacturing (540 workers.)
Industries in the Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing subsector transform metal into intermediate or end products, other than machinery, computers and electronics, and metal furniture, or treat metals and metal formed products fabricated elsewhere. Important fabricated metal processes are forging, stamping, bending, forming, and machining, used to shape individual pieces of metal; and other processes, such as welding and assembling, used to join separate parts together.
There are a total of 19,192 persons employed in fabricated metal product manufacturing, comprising 15.2% of Louisiana's manufacturing workforce & 1.18% of Louisiana's total workforce. There are 733 business establishments in the fabricated metal product manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Architectural and structural metals manufacturing (6,477 workers), Machine shops (4,166 workers), and Boiler, tank, and shipping container manufacturing (1,311 workers).
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 16,771 persons employed in transportation equipment manufacturing, comprising 13.3% of Louisiana's manufacturing workforce & 1.03% of Louisiana's total workforce. There are 173 business establishments in the transportation equipment manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Ship and boat building (11,722 workers), Aerospace product and parts manufacturing (2,499 workers), and Motor vehicle parts manufacturing (653 workers).
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