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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
542
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
$96,616
$104,478
92.5%
Electrical Engineers
$80,517
$93,371
86.2%
Industrial Engineers
$71,822
$83,387
86.1%
Mechanical Engineers
$72,654
$85,925
84.6%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters
$51,667
$56,098
92.1%
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production & Operating Workers
$52,790
$58,157
90.8%
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
$34,154
$31,346
109.0%
Team Assemblers
$37,752
$30,597
123.4%
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
$24,752
$28,184
87.8%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
$34,174
$37,315
91.6%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$35,048
$33,155
105.7%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$29,370
$30,347
96.8%
Tool and Die Makers
$45,656
$49,379
92.5%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$34,653
$39,104
88.6%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$28,912
$32,531
88.9%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
$32,781
$37,856
86.6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
$23,130
$28,746
80.5%
Source: EMSI 2014.3 Class of Worker, QCEW
 
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