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Advanced Manufacturing

Ohio’s Strength is Manufacturing and Innovation

Ingenuity and innovation have always been the backbone of Ohio’s manufacturing industry. Ohio’s role as a leader in advanced manufacturing is more vital than ever as companies embrace new ways of making things with additive manufacturing, automation, advanced materials and other new technologies.

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“UNITED GRINDING North America has observed and experienced a passion for creating a solid manufacturing base here in Ohio. We have access to an exceptional workforce who are culturally dedicated and committed to doing their part in ensuring the company’s success.”
Rodger Pinney
Vice Chairman of UNITED GRINDING’s Board of Directors
Only in Ohio...

Our manufacturing industry continues to lead in the U.S.

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In glass, plastics and rubber product manufacturing
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Largest manufacturing workforce
Invested annually in science and engineering R&D statewide

Manufacturing Companies Thrive in Ohio

Ohio has been a manufacturing powerhouse for generations. This success is a catalyst for the rise of a large, comprehensive manufacturing industry in Ohio. The numerous manufacturing resources in the state include a renowned innovation network, globally leading companies, and strong industry and academic organizations.


Ohio’s manufacturing sector employs over 600,000 skilled individuals, the third-largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S. This surplus means there are more dedicated, well-trained workers in Ohio to support your growth.


Over 50 campuses graduate over 13,000 engineers & engineering technicians annually.

Ohio is where manufacturing talent and next generation innovation come together to build the future of industry.


Ohio’s integrated transportation infrastructure —recognized as one of the best in the U.S.—enables Ohio companies to reach customers and suppliers quickly and cost effectively in-state and outside of Ohio.


Advanced manufacturing companies in Ohio are innovating in areas like industrial internet of things (IIoT), additive manufacturing, 3-D printing, automation, advanced materials (including glass-filled composites), and advanced metal alloys.

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Crown Equipment Expansion

Ohio-based Crown Equipment Corp. is the epitome of an industrial manufacturer evolving with the rise in technology. Learn why Crown Equipment continues to expand in Ohio, supporting the next generation of manufacturing.

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Swagelok Invests in Ohio

Swagelok Company is a world-leading developer and provider of fluid system products, assemblies, services and training for the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, semiconductor, transportation and power industries. Learn why the company created a new global headquarters and innovation center in Ohio.

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Glenn Richardson
Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Aviation
(614) 300-1378
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Tim Sweeney
Director, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Aviation
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Karthik Avadhanula
Director, Advanced Manufacturing
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