Greater Reading is known for its incredible manufacturing history and workforce. Whether it be the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, at one time the largest corporation in the world, or the Berkshire Knitting Mills, the largest textile manufacturing complex in the world in the early 20th century, Greater Reading has a tradition of innovation in manufacturing.
Today, there are nearly 600 manufacturing companies operating in the Greater Reading area. From big-name battery manufacturers like Deka to medical device giants such as Teleflex Medical and Alcon to small machine shops and tooling design makers, Greater Reading has a variety of high tech manufacturers.
Top Greater Reading Manufacturers
|East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.||Batteries||7,145|
|Carpenter Technology Corporation||Specialty Steel||2,305|
|Ashley Furniture Industries||Furniture||854|
|Alcon Manufacturing, Ltd.||Surgical Tools||766|
|Sweet Street Desserts Inc.||Gourmet Desserts||670|
|R.M. Palmer Company||Candy||615|
|Reading Truck Body, Inc.||Truck Bodies||600|
|Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.||Candy||455|
|Cambridge-Lee Industries, Inc.||Copper Tubing||425|
|Reading Eagle Company||Newspaper||424|
|Savor Street Foods||Snack Foods||350|
|Giorgio Foods, Inc.||Food||300|
|Birdsboro Kosher Farms||Poutry||300|
|Yuasa Battery, Inc.||Batteries||286|
|Cryovac Div., Sealed Air Corporation||Food Packaging||275|
|Tray Pak Corporation||Plastic Packaging||252|
Greater Reading has the resources available to help your manufacturing company grow and succeed. Today we are home to five distinguished educational institutions and three technical training centers that work closely with our business community to support workforce training, research, and leadership development.
“We chose Greater Reading because of the great workforce, world class facilities and economic incentives available to us in Berks County. Berks Economic Partnership helped us find a facility and navigate the numerous inventive programs in the beginning, and the team continues to help us today in relocating our employees who want to take advantage of the excellent quality-of life this area offers. – Jon Goodspeed, CFO, MinusNine Technologies