Manufacturing is alive and well in the great state of Michigan. Many local companies have grown to include a global presence; yet, are still rooted in their hometowns. Here are twenty examples of companies based in Michigan that make a wide range of products, while employing a local workforce.
American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) – Detroit
AAM is a manufacturer of automobile driveline and drivetrain components and systems.
BorgWarner Inc. – Auburn Hills
BorgWarner is a worldwide automotive components and parts supplier. It is primarily known for its powertrain products, which include manual and automatic transmissions and transmission components.
Cooper Standard Automotive, Inc. – Novi
Cooper Standard is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include rubber and plastic sealing, fuel and brake lines, fluid transfer hoses and anti-vibration systems.
Dart Container – Mason
Dart is the world’s largest manufacturer of foam cups and containers, producing about as many as all competitors combined. Dart Container is privately held by the Dart family.
Dow – Midland
Previously known as Dow Chemical, this manufacturer produces a broad range of innovative and technology-based products for packaging, industrial and infrastructure, and consumer care industries.
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation – Menominee
Enstrom is a helicopter design and manufacturing company based at the Menominee-Marinette Twin County Airport.
Federal Mogul Corporation – Southfield
Federal Mogul is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of products for automotive, commercial, aerospace, marine, rail and off-road vehicles; and industrial, agricultural and power-generation applications.
Ford Motor Company – Dearborn
Ford is a multinational automaker. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand.
General Motors (GM) – Detroit
GM is a multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit’s Renaissance Center that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts. Brands include Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac.
Guardian Industries – Auburn Hills
Guardian Industries is an industrial manufacturer of glass, automotive and building products. The company makes float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications.
Herman Miller, Inc. – Zeeland
Herman Miller is a company that produces office furniture, equipment and home furnishings. Some signature products include the Equa chair, Aeron chair, Noguchi table, Marshmallow sofa, and the Eames Lounge Chair.
The Kellogg Company – Battle Creek
Kellogg’s is a multinational food manufacturing company best-known for breakfast cereals. Other brands include Eggo, Nutri-Grain Bars, and Pop Tarts.
La-Z-Boy – Monroe
La-Z-Boy makes home furniture, including upholstered recliners, sofas, stationary chairs, lift chairs and sleeper sofas.
Lear Corporation – Southfield
Lear is a Fortune 500 company that is a global leader in the production of automotive seating and electrical systems.
Masco Corporation – Livonia
Masco is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name products for the home improvement and new home construction markets.
Nexteer Automotive – Saginaw
Nexteer Automotive is a global manufacturer of steering and driveline products.
Steelcase – Grand Rapids
Steelcase produces office furniture, architectural and technology products for office environments and the education, healthcare and retail industries. It is the largest office furniture manufacturer in the world.
Stryker Corporation – Portage
Stryker Corporation is a Fortune 500 medical technologies firm. Stryker’s products include implants, surgical equipment navigation systems, endoscopic and communications systems, patient-handling and emergency medical equipment; spinal devices, and many other medical devices.
Universal Forest Products, Inc. – Grand Rapids
Universal Forest Products manufactures and distributes wood and wood-alternative products, pressure-treated wood, and engineered roof systems for retail, construction, and industrial markets.
Whirlpool Corporation – Benton Harbor
Whirlpool is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. Its product line includes refrigerators, washers, dryers, microwave ovens, and ranges. Other Whirlpool-owned brands based in Michigan include Maytag and KitchenAid.