Advanced Manufacturing



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

Company Product Employment
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
GAI-Tronics Corporation Communications 250
Enersys Batteries 244
Habasit American Belting 200

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

Greater Reading is a smart choice to help your business achieve great things.  Contact us to learn more and join our thriving manufacturing community.


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Greater Reading has the resources available to help your manufacturing company grow and succeed. View the top Greater Reading Manufacturers.