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Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in Alaska

Posted by IndustrySelect on Monday, February 26, 2024

 Alaska Steel

Above: Alaska Steel Co., located in Anchorage, AK, among the top manufacturers in the state of Alaska. (Image courtesy of Alaska Steel Co.)

Home to abundant natural resources, the state of Alaska boasts a unique and powerful manufacturing sector, with a stronghold in the petroleum and seafood industries and very little reliance on imported materials. Curious about what's made in Alaska and who makes it? Let’s explore the latest facts and trends in Alaska’s manufacturing sector and explore its top companies, based on MNI survey of the state’s 600+ manufacturers.

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Key Facts on Alaska’s Manufacturing Sector

According to MNI compiler of the industrial information that powers IndustrySelect, Alaska is currently home to 603 manufacturing companies employing 26,643 workers.

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According to MNI, Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city based on number of manufacturing jobs, with 7,550 workers.

Read more: Top Manufacturing States in the U.S.

Other top cities in Alaska include

Dutch Harbor (2,333 jobs)
Kodiak (1,476 jobs)
Naknek (1,354 jobs)
Akutan (1,050 jobs)

The food manufacturing industry ranks as Alaska’s largest industrial sector based on number of jobs, employing 56% of the state’s industrial workers. The petroleum products industry employs another 16% of the state’s manufacturing workers, while printing and publishing accounts for 6% of Alaska manufacturing jobs. Industrial machinery employs 5%, while fabricated metals accounts for 4%.

MNI reports there are 2,801 executive contacts among Alaska’s manufacturing companies, including 269 presidents, 362 owners and partners; 148 vice-presidents and 166 sales, marketing and purchasing executives.

Other facts to know about Alaska manufacturers, based on IndustrySelect’s advanced criteria available to subscribers, include ownership, distribution and other trends. Let’s take a look:

• 2% of Alaska manufacturers are women-owned
• 11% are publicly owned companies
• 6% import raw materials
• 18% distribute their products internationally.

These statistics reveal that more Alaska manufacturers import far fewer materials, to the national average (6% versus 11% nationally) but export fewer products (18% in Alaska compared to 29% amongst U.S. manufacturers as a whole).

Next, we’ll take a look at the state’s top companies.

Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in Alaska

Marathon Petroleum Co. LP220KenaiAK
Price Gregory International, Inc., Alaska Division100AnchorageAK
M-I, LLC80Prudhoe BayAK
Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, LLC70AnchorageAK
Trane US, Inc.60AnchorageAK
Northern Solutions, LLC, An Alaskan Co.50AnchorageAK
Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP27AnchorageAK
Alaska Steel Co.21AnchorageAK
GCR Tires & Service20FairbanksAK

About the Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in Alaska

1. Marathon Petroleum Co. LP: Established in 1969 and located in Kenai, Marathon Petroleum Co. LP is a leading player in the petroleum industry. With 220 employees, they are known for their significant contribution to the local economy and energy sector. Their operations include gas turbines, crude oil supply, and production of various fuels and asphalt. They also operate a 70-mile pipeline linking the refinery to their Anchorage terminal and Anchorage International Airport.

2. Price Gregory International, Inc., Alaska Division: Based in Anchorage and established in 1921, Price Gregory International is a renowned name in the construction industry. With a workforce of 100, they specialize in EPC pipeline systems, large industrial complex construction, mechanical & electrical assemblies, and infrastructure development.

3. M-I, LLC: Operating out of Prudhoe Bay since 1998, M-I LLC is a prominent firm in the oil and gas sector. They employ 80 professionals dedicated to providing top-notch services, including drilling fluids for oil wells.

4. Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, LLC: This Anchorage-based company, established in 2002, is a key player in the oilfield services industry. With 70 employees, they offer a variety of technologies and services, including a repair and maintenance center for coiled tubing, conventional and high-end directional drilling, and formation evaluation tools.

5. Trane US, Inc.: Trane US, Inc., located in Anchorage, is a global provider of commercial HVAC equipment. They have a team of 60 employees committed to creating and sustaining safe, comfortable, and efficient environments.

6. Northern Solutions, LLC, An Alaskan Co.: Northern Solutions is a locally owned company based in Anchorage. Established in 1975, with 50 employees, they offer a range of services including general machining for the drilling, oilfield, fishing, mining, construction, and government industries.

7. Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP: Johnson Controls, located in Anchorage and established in 2000, is a leader in fire protection systems. They employ 27 professionals dedicated to providing innovative and reliable fire safety solutions, industrial controls, and fire alarm & sprinkler systems.

8. Insulfoam: Insulfoam, based in Anchorage and established in 1971, is a leading manufacturer of expanded polystyrene foam insulation for various applications. They have a team of 25 employees committed to providing energy-efficient solutions.

9. Alaska Steel Co.: Located in Anchorage and established in 1982, Alaska Steel Co. is a premier steel distributor with 21 employees. They offer a wide range of steel, aluminum, and other metal products.

10. GCR Tires & Service: Based in Fairbanks and established in 1998, GCR Tires & Service is a trusted provider of tire retreading services. With 20 employees, they are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of their customers.

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