South Dakota

Products Made in South Dakota

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We are currently compiling a list of companies that make products right here in South Dakota. This directory has information about and links to the businesses, which includes large corporations, small businesses and individuals also, each one offering their own type of unique products and/or services.

The latest census data (2011) shows South Dakota having a total of 25,494 business establishments that employed 326,479 people. South Dakota's manufacturing sector was 11th in the state in the number of establishments at 997, or 3.9 % of the state total, which is about the same as the national average of 4.0%. The number of South Dakotans working in manufacturing was 40,284 or 12.3% of the state total, which is above the national average of 9.68%.

You will find many products made from the natural resources available here, such as from trees harvested from the forests, from minerals & ores mined from quarries, animals raised on farms or from crops grown here in South Dakota. You will find both factory produced & individually handcrafted items.

Apart from finding things which we use everyday many are one of a kind, such as arts and craft items, clothing, toys and all kinds of unique foods and holiday gifts.


South Dakota Products Directory

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Note: Some of the companies listed in this directory that produce goods made domestically here in South Dakota, may also manufacture them in other states and countries as well. Many businesses alter their brand names, manufacturing practices and product designs with little or no notice, so if there are still questions that remain, we suggest contacting the manufacturer directly.
There are currently a total of (33) listings in this directory.
Please take a few minutes and make a selection and browse for manufacturers, products and retailers. We've provided some basic information about the companies and the products they make and we have also included links directly to the manufacturers, thank you.




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South Dakota's Top Manufactured Products.

#1 - Food Manufacturing

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 8,484 persons employed in food manufacturing, comprising 21.0 % of South Dakota's manufacturing workforce & 2.59% of South Dakota's total workforce. There are 113 business establishments in the food manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Animal slaughtering and processing (5,629 workers), Dairy product manufacturing (1,192 workers), and Bakeries and tortilla manufacturing (between 500 & 999 workers.)

#2 - Machinery Manufacturing

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 5,943 persons employed in machinery manufacturing, comprising 14.7 % of South Dakota's manufacturing workforce & 1.81% of South Dakota's total workforce. There are 100 business establishments in the machinery manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing (2,112 workers), Construction machinery manufacturing (between 1,000 & 2,499 workers), and General purpose machinery manufacturing (1,793 workers).

#3 - Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

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.
There are a total of 3,736 persons employed in Fabricated Metal Product manufacturing, comprising 9.2 % of South Dakota's manufacturing workforce & 1.14% of South Dakota's total workforce. There are 164 business establishments in the Fabricated Metal Product manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Architectural and structural metals manufacturing (1,619 workers), Ornamental and architectural metal products manufacturing (1,139 workers), and Machine shops (711 workers).