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STATE OF MANUFACTURING – Kentucky Manufacturing

by Joe Jackson

Marketing & Events Assistant, PMPA

Published February 1, 2024

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Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing is a subsector of manufacturing that makes critical goods from metal components.

Precision Turned Products Manufacturing is a subsector of fabricated metal product manufacturing that makes the components that MAKE IT WORK!



Kentucky Manufacturing
NAICS 31-33

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

Precision Turned Product Manufacturing
NAICS 332721


Manufacturing Is Productivity –17.39% of the Kentucky total output (GDP)

Manufacturing Builds Businesses –3,233 manufacturing establishments in the state of Kentucky.

Manufacturing Creates Jobs – 13.16% of all Kentucky employees are in the manufacturing sector. (250,000 employees)

Manufacturing produces for Kentucky!

  • Manufacturing is the largest GDP Producer in Kentucky.
  • Fabricated metals rank the 4th of the manufacturing sector in Kentucky.

Kentucky is a great place for a career in manufacturing

  • Manufacturing jobs pay on average 33% over the average job in Kentucky. (according to
  • Louisville is Kentucky’s top city for manufacturing. Louisville is home to over 67,000 manufacturing jobs and ranks first in the USA for manufacturing growth..


Sources:, US Census,
Data selected to show relative values. May not be directly comparable due to differences in sampling, analysis, or date obtained.






Joe Jackson

Marketing & Events Assistant, PMPA

Email: gro.apmp@noskcajj — Website: