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Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in New Hampshire

Posted by IndustrySelect on Friday, August 27, 2021

A worker at MilliporeSigma

Above: A worker at life sciences company MilliporeSigma, New Hampshire's fourth-largest industrial employer. (Source: PRNewswire)

New Hampshire is a small state with a big footprint in high-tech manufacturing. The state is home to some major names in aerospace, electronics, defense and more. Its highly educated workforce is a major draw for cutting edge enterprises and the state was ranked first in the U.S. for business friendliness by CNBC in both 2018 and 2019.

So what should you know about New Hampshire manufacturers? Today, we’re exploring the latest facts on New Hampshire’s industrial sector and getting to know the state’s ten largest manufacturing companies.

Key Facts on New Hampshire’s Manufacturing Sector

According to MNI, compiler and publisher of the industrial data that powers IndustrySelect, New Hampshire is currently home to 2,610 industrial companies employing 89,482 workers.

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 Manchester is New Hampshire’s largest city based on number of industrial jobs, with 8,329 workers.

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

Other top cities in New Hampshire include

• Nashua (5,543 jobs)
• Londonderry (4,577 jobs)
• Portsmouth (3,953 jobs)
• Hudson (3,739 jobs)

Hillsborough County is New Hampshire’s largest in terms of industrial jobs, home to 29,531 workers. This is followed by Rockingham County with 22,887 workers, Merrimack County (9,259 jobs), Cheshire County (7,848 jobs) and Grafton County (6,140 jobs).

The industrial machinery and equipment industry is New Hampshire’s largest in terms of employment, accounting for 17% of the state’s industrial workforce. This is followed by electronics with 14% and instruments and related products with 11%. The fabricated metal products industry account for 10% of New Hampshire industrial workers, while the primary metal industry accounts for 7%.

MNI reports there are 7,378 executive contacts among New Hampshire’s manufacturing companies, including 1,193 presidents, 774 owners and partners; 641 vice-presidents and 603 sales, marketing and purchasing executives.

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

• 2% of New Hampshire manufacturers are women-owned
• 8% are publicly owned companies
• 11% import raw materials
• 31% distribute their products internationally.

These trends reveal that New Hampshire distributes fewer of its products internationally compared to the average among U.S. manufacturers (31% versus 29% nationally).

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

Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in New Hampshire

Sig Sauer, Inc.1,630NewingtonNH
Albany International Corp.1,411RochesterNH
L3Harris Technologies, Inc.1,200LondonderryNH
Omron Microscan Systems, Inc.1,000NashuaNH
TE Subcom Integrated Systems, LLC865NewingtonNH
GE Aviation800HooksettNH
Hitchiner Mfg. Co., Inc.750MilfordNH
BAE Systems, Inc.700HudsonNH
New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.674PeterboroughNH

About the Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in New Hampshire

1. Sig Sauer, (Newington, NH)
Employing 1,630 in the town of Newington, Sig Sauer is New Hampshire’s largest manufacturing company based on number of jobs. Occupying a 210,000 square-foot facility, Sig Sauer produces handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, silencers, airguns, in addition to firearms training.

2. Albany International Corp. (Rochester, NH)
Ranking second in the state for number of industrial jobs is Albany International. Established in 1946. Albany International is an advanced textiles and materials company, headquartered in Rochester. Employing 1,411 at this 65,000 square-foot facility, this location specializes in 2D & 3D weaving, RTM composites, and containment fabrics.

3. L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (Londonderry, NH)
Number three on our list is L3Harris Technologies, Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies. The company’s Londonderry location employs 1,200 and produces night vision equipment and electro-optical devices.

4. MilliporeSigma (Jaffrey, NH)
Employing 1,100 in the town of Jaffrey, life sciences company MilliporeSigma is New Hampshire’s fourth-largest industrial employer. The company’s 174,311 square-foot New Hampshire plant produces analytics and process microfiltration filters and systems, including beverage and electrical filters.

5. Omron Microscan Systems, LLC (Nashua, NH)
Employing 1,000 in the town of Nashua, Omron Microscan Systems, Inc. is a provider of bar code readers, bar code and print quality verifiers, machine vision and lighting equipment.

6. TE Subcom Integrated Systems, LLC (Newington, NH)
Employing 865 employees in Newington and occupying a 550,000 square-foot facility, TE Subcom Integrated Systems produces underwater fiber-optic cables.

7. GE Aviation (Hooksett, NH)
GE Aviation is a global leader in aeronautics equipment, including jet engines. Established in 1972, this 250,000 square-foot location employs 800 workers in Hooksett and produces aircraft engine parts.

8. Hitchiner Mfg. Co, Inc. (Milford, NH)
Established in 1982, Hitchiner Mfg. Co is a provider of investment castings, serving the aerospace and automotive industries. The company employs 750 in the town of Milford.

9. BAE Systems, Inc. (Hudson, NH)
BAE Systems is a multinational arms and aerospace company, headquartered in the U.K. This location in Hudson employs 700 and produces electronic military equipment.

10. New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (Peterborough, NH)
Rounding out our top ten list is New Hampshire Ball Bearings. 674 employees at this 250,000 square-foot plant produce cylindrical roller and ball bearings.

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