We are currently compiling a list of companies specializing in products & goods that are made right here in Pennsylvania.
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 Pennsylvania having a total of 295,720 business establishments that employed 5,078,111 people. Pennsylvania's manufacturing sector was 10th in the state in the number of establishments at 13,953 or 4.7 % of the state total, which is above the national average of 4.0%. The number of Pennsylvanian's working in manufacturing was 546,956 or 10.77% 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 Pennsylvania 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 Nov 25, 2013
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 77,468 persons employed in Fabricated metal product manufacturing, comprising 14.1% of Pennsylvania's manufacturing workforce & 1.52% of Pennsylvania's total workforce. There are 2904 business establishments in the fabricated metal product manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Architectural and structural metals manufacturing (19,432 workers), Machine shops (13,297 workers), and Forging and stamping (10,564 workers).
Industries in the food manufacturing sector 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 66,829 persons employed in food manufacturing, comprising 12.2% of Pennsylvania's manufacturing workforce & 1.31% of Pennsylvania's total workforce. There are 1162 business establishments in the food manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Bakeries and tortilla manufacturing (15,145 workers), Animal slaughtering and processing (14,395 workers), and Sugar and confectionery product manufacturing (9,663 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.
There are a total of 46,105 persons employed in Machinery Manufacturing, comprising 11.1% of Pennsylvania's manufacturing workforce & 0.90% of Pennsylvania's total workforce. There are 1205 business establishments in the machinery manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; General purpose machinery manufacturing (14,111 workers), Metalworking machinery manufacturing (8,687 workers), and Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing (7,371 workers.)
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