Key Industries
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Four key industries. One shared goal.

Contributing to AMP member communities’ healthy and growing economy are four key industries: food processing and agriculture, plastics and polymers, automotive and advanced/alternative energy.

Food processing and agriculture

From Delaware to Michigan and Dannon to Kraft, the food processing and agriculture industry accounts for billions in annual revenue within AMP’s member footprint. If you are considering a relocation or expansion, there is no better place to begin.

Click here for a map of businesses located in AMP’s member footprint (NAICS Code 311).

Top employers

Abbott Laboratories, Allen Family Foods, Allied Foods, Ballard’s Farm Sausage, Inc., Bob Evans Farms, Bremner Inc. (Princeton), Campbell’s Soup, Quaker Oats, Clemens Food Group (Coldwater), Clovervale Farms, Inc. (Amherst), Dannon (Minster), Dippin’ Dots, Inc. (Paducah), Dr. Pepper/7-Up Bottling Co., George J. Howe Company (Grove City), H.J. Heinz Company, Hershey Food Corp., Honeybaked Foods, Inc., J.M. Smucker (Orrville), Joseph Campbell (Marshall), Kellogg Company, Keebler Company, Kraft Foods, Inc., Kroger, Mastronardi Produce (Coldwater), Mister Bee Potato Chips, Mountaire of Delaware, Nestle Prepared Foods (Danville), Perdue Farms, Pilgrims Pride, Procter & Gamble, Shearer’s Foods Inc. (Brewster), Smith Dairy Products Company (Orrville), Snyder of Berlin (Berlin), Spangler Candy Company (Bryan), Sunshine’s Pride Dairy, Tasty Blend Foods, Inc. and Tyson Foods, Inc.

Plastics and polymers

The global plastics market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 percent reaching a value of $647.48 billion by 2026, while the polymer market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4 percent reaching a value of $158.4 billion within the same period. Qualified employees graduate every day through accredited programs within AMP member communities, feeding an already thriving workforce pipeline.

Source: Global Newswire citing Fortune Business Insights (TM) “Plastics Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis…and Regional Forecast, 2019-2027”

Source: PR Newswire citing “Polymer Market Size, Share, Growth, and Forecast, 2019-2026” by Acumen Research & Consulting

Top employers

Schulman, Adell Polymers Inc., Allied Moulded Products (Bryan), Alloy Polymers, AMETEK, Inc., Associated Rubber (Quakertown), Bayer Material Science, Bayer MaterialScience LLC , CAS-MI, Summit Polymers, Continental Structural Plastics (Carey), Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, Cooper-Standard (Bowling Green), DuPont, General Rubber & Plastics, Goldsmith & Eggleton, Inc. (Wadsworth), Goodyear Tire and Rubber (Danville), Grand Haven Plastics, Hitech Polymers, Honeywell, Infiniti Plastic Tech Inc. (Paducah), Intertape Polymer (Danville), ITW Tomco (Bryan), Klockner Pentaplast, Kureha PGA LLC, Nova Chemicals, Inc., Plastech Engineered Products (Bryan), Polymer Group, PolyOne, Quaker Plastic Corporation (Schuylkill Haven), Rohm and Haas Company, Rubbermaid, Inc., Santiago Plastics (Philippi), SAS Rubber (Painesville), Star Plastics, Inc., Tekni-Plex, Inc., Ticona Polymers, Titan Tire (Bryan), and Voltek Inc. (Coldwater).


From Ford to General Motors and Honda to Toyota, AMP member communities have an extensive and successful history with the automotive motor vehicle and parts manufacturing industry. Ohio alone ranks among the top automotive suppliers in the U.S., accounting for nearly 80 percent of the nation’s light-vehicle production.

Top employers

AAP St. Marys Corp., AFCO Manufacturing (Princeton),  Airstream, Inc. (Jackson Center),  AK Steel, Allevard Sogefi USA, Inc., Asama Coldwater Manufacturing, Inc. (Coldwater), Axion Power International, Beasley Manufacturing Inc., Chrysler Group LLC, Cooper- Standard Automotive Inc., Crown Remanufacturing Inc., Dana, Delphi Automotive LLP, Dupont Automotive Finishes, Dynax America Corporation, Flight System Automotive Group LLC (Lewisberry), Ford Motor Company, Friction Division Products, Inc., General Motors, Global Suspension Systems, LLC (Bryan), Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Company (Danville), Hino Motors (A Toyota Group Company), Hitachi, Honda, Matsu Ohio, Inc. (Edgerton), NGK Spark Plug Manufacturing USA Inc., Penske Corporation, Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, Dorman Products, Inc., Powers and Sons, LLC (Montpelier and Pioneer), Timken, Toyota, Vari-Wall Tube Specialists, Inc. (Columbiana), Volkswagen, Volvo Trucks North America, REM West Virginia, Inc., NN Inc. (Wellington).


Advanced/alternative energy

The alternative energy industry is growing every day within the nine-state footprint of AMP’s member communities. States within the region have over $300 million in available funding and grants dedicated to continued expansion and development in the industry. Michigan in particular, is primed for vast advancement with over 65,000 trained engineers and a first-of-its-kind $1 billion incentive program.

Top employers

Advanced Hydro Solutions, Alcon Research, American Governor, American Hydro Corp., Brookfield Power Corp., Custom Agri Systems, Inc. (Napoleon), Dow Corning’s Hemlock Semiconductor Corp., Dow Solar, Green by Design (Bowling Green), Green kW Energy, LLC, Edgewater Automation LLC, Morning Star Corporation, Morningstar Corp., Mountain View Solar and Wind, PIMBY, Plextronics, Inc., Southeast Biofuels, Specialized Power Systems, Inc., Steam Turbine Alternative Resources, Sun Selector, Sunpower Inc., Tellurex Corp., Dowding Industries, United Solar Ovonic, VPT Energy and Wellhead Energy Systems.

If you’re interested in learning more about AMP and the available opportunities within our footprint, our team is available and ready to help.

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