Companies that Manufacture in the U.S.
With both the world’s population and the amount of disposable income people have on the rise, it’s worth noting the role American manufacturing companies play on a national and international stage. While a great deal is said — both good and bad — about the state of manufacturing in the U.S. these days, the fact remains that American manufacturing is the backbone of our national economy.
When it comes to industrial output, the U.S. manufacturing sector represents more than 18 percent of the global production of goods each year. What’s more — from a purely economic perspective, American manufacturing contributes over $2 trillion to the nation’s GDP, supporting more than 12 million employees that make up roughly 8.5 percent of America’s workforce.
Beyond economic statistics, there’s also something special about finding that “Made in USA” label on your favorite consumer items. As an ongoing assurance to their customers that their products are high-quality, it’s no wonder that iconic goods ranging from Zippo lighters and Gibson guitars to Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Airstream trailers are world-famous for being American-made.
On an even greater scale, it’s worth taking a look at the success of some of the largest companies that have decided to maintain some portion of their manufacturing in America:
- Apple: You don’t have to be a Mac user to appreciate the multinational electronics company Apple Inc. With global headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Apple employs more than 120,000 workers, operates over 500 stores and generated more than $225 billion in revenue in 2017 alone.
- Boeing: Boeing is the largest company in the world when it comes to the aerospace industry. It’s also the number one American manufacturing exporter. With customers across 150 countries, Boeing leads the way in manufacturing commercial and military aircraft, as well as spacecraft and security systems. Also, as an aftermarket service provider, Boeing’s services are among the very best.
- Chevron: Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., the Chevron Corporation is one of America’s largest energy companies with a multinational presence in over 180 countries. With operations that include the production, refining, transportation, marketing and distribution of oil, natural gas and other fuels, Chevron posted over $141 billion in revenue throughout 2017.
- Ford: From Henry Ford’s manufacturing vision in Dearborn, Michigan, the Ford Motor Company has grown into one the world’s biggest auto companies. In 2018 alone, Ford produced over 6.5 million cars, employed over 200,000 workers and generated a revenue of roughly $150 billion.
- General Motors: With 180,000 employees at nearly 400 global facilities, General Motors generates an annual revenue of over $52 billion. In addition, from its Detroit, Michigan headquarters, GM oversees its four auto manufacturing affiliates — Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC.
- IBM: Possibly the world’s most recognizable business technology company, IBM — headquartered in Armonk, New York — conducts operations in well over 170 countries. With business segments that include global business services, cognitive solutions and cloud platforms, the company generated nearly $80 billion in revenue in 2017.
- Microsoft: The computer software giant Microsoft is headquartered in Redmond, Wash. The company manufactures, supports and sells a wide array of software, services and electronics and generated approximately $90 billion in revenue in 2017.
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