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The Manufacturing Revolution in Ohio


If levels of determination are any indication, the state of Ohio is in the midst of a manufacturing revolution by making strong strides toward putting itself on the national map for additive manufacturing. The latest example of such initiative came in the form of a study conducted to determine the feasibility of a manufacturing cluster in the state. The joint research initiative from America Makes, the Youngstown Business Incubator, Team NEO and MAGNET uncovered three distinct advantages for showcasing Ohio’s strengths in additive manufacturing.

Key Areas of Strength

Design engineering


Product Handling

Strength in Numbers

One example of this is the presence of more than 2,000 companies working in metal fabrication and rubber processing in Northeast Ohio, according to the report published at Another strength of the state is its attractiveness for aerospace manufacturing. Ohio ranks in the top 10 states in the U.S., according to international industry analysis from PricewaterhouseCoopers. This ranking considers industry pay and productivity data in the area of aerospace development and manufacturing costs, productivity, taxes and wages.

The study’s findings are not surprising considering Ohio manufacturers have long been known for their ability and willingness to team up with others inside and outside the industry to create opportunities for stronger manufacturing products and initiatives.

Continued Reinvention

All of these indications point to a brighter future for manufacturers in the state and the presence of ongoing support for innovation. Having a common cause for continued reinvention continues to propel goal setting for the manufacturers in the state with an aim to collectively redefine the new manufacturing revolution. When coupled with R&D tax credits and a renewed sense of hope, the future of manufacturing in Ohio continues to evolve and change in a way to looks to the future.

As a small to medium sized manufacturer in Northeast Ohio, we are happy to see the level of invention and creativity continually pushed to the next stage. This is a level of “customization” that points toward signs of reinvention, something that’s good news for manufacturers and the customers who choose their services.

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