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Advanced Manufacturing

For many years, Fort Wayne has proved itself as a leader in advanced manufacturing.
 
From motor vehicle production at the General Motors Assembly Plant to innovative projects at CME Automotive and Regal-Beloit, companies have chosen greater Fort Wayne for their corporate offices and facilities. This cluster covers a large amount of companies dealing with electronics to building supplies. 

Many leading Indiana companies, who specialize in advanced manufacturing, have found their place in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Some of these prominent Indiana companies are Steel Dynamics (SDI), Fort Wayne Metals Research, Rea Magnet Wire, and Trelleborg. These companies, among others in the area, make our advanced manufacturing industry strong.

Fort Wayne and Allen County's manufacturing presence is undeniable and we are committed to growing and moving forward with the latest technology and products. Our extensive transportation options, hard-working and educated workforce and central location that make us perfect for advanced manufacturing.

Major Employers
General Motors Truck Group
3,909
BFGoodrich
1,580
ITT Exelis
1,165
B.A.E. Systems Platform Solutions
1,150
Vera Bradley
955
Steel Dynamics Inc.
825
Edy's Grand Ice Cream
553
Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corp.
539
Parker Hannifin Corporation
500
Dana Corporation
468
For a more extensive listing of advanced manufacturing employers with additional detail, please visit our Major Employers page.

Major Employers Map
Advanced Manufacturing Major Employers Map
 
Annual Average Wages By Occupation

Allen
U.S.
Allen/U.S.
Software Developers, Systems Software
$94,058
$102,544
91.7%
Electrical Engineers
$85,925
$91,811
93.6%
Industrial Engineers
$72,883
$82,098
88.8%
Mechanical Engineers
$70,949
$84,760
83.7%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters
$56,077
$55,390
101.2%
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production & Operating Workers
$52,270
$57,429
91.0%
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
$33,592
$30,971
108.5%
Team Assemblers
$26,104
$29,910
87.3%
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
$40,352
$29,078
138.8%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
$36,026
$36,816
97.9%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$33,218
$34,050
97.6%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$29,058
$30,410
95.6%
Tool and Die Makers
$44,741
$48,485
92.3%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$33,259
$38,397
86.6%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$28,829
$32,885
87.7%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
$30,950
$37,232
83.1%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
$23,525
$28,163
83.5%
Source: EMSI 2014.2 Class of Worker, QCEW