Advanced Manufacturing

The Dayton, Ohio, Region’s manufacturing industry is one of the largest, most highly developed centers in the United States. According to research from the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association, the industry employs 114,411 workers or 15.26% of the area’s workforce. That workforce is supported by the region’s 40 colleges and universities that provide education and job training. Between 2009 and 2013, the manufacturing industry invested $2.3 billion in the area by expanding or constructing 200 facilities and creating more than 12,000 jobs. The industry’s growth –especially in aerospace and electronics – is supported by a unique combination of factors: abundant water resources, efficient transportation networks, and a historic knack for innovation. Manufacturing has been and will continue to be critical for the economic and national security of the United States, which makes the Dayton region a vital investment in the country’s future. If you’d like any further information, please contact us here.

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Occupations Employed by these Industries

Description2016 Jobs2025 Jobs2015 - 2025 % ChangeMedian Hourly EarningsAnnual Openings2015 - 2025 Change
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand7,1577,6738%$12.09283593
Packers and Packagers, Hand2,8042,8945%$9.1290130
Team Assemblers2,3822,4275%$13.1369116
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other1,9771,9721%$14.285123
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1,7281,7664%$17.575267
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic1,5821,72811%$19.1667167
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1,6201,6565%$25.403673
Helpers--Production Workers1,5351,5201%$11.105718
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers1,2271,156(6%)$12.2216(77)
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1,0741,1386%$18.094068
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1,087907(18%)$15.6613(204)

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Major Employers in Dayton MSA

Honda America Manufacturing Co.2,850
Emerson Climate Technologies1,600
Navistar International Corporation1,500
Fuyao Glass America Inc.1,500
MAHLE Behr Dayton LLC1,200
Whirlpool Corp.1,200
Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing1,150
Clopay Building Products1,000
F&P Manufacturing980
Midmark Corp.850

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Member Employers

Emerson Climate Technologies
Fuyao Glass America
MAHLE Behr Dayton LLC
Midmark Corp.