Aug 13, 2016 Off Comments in Manufacturing by

DAYTON — Products made in Dayton have helped Ohio become the fourth-largest producer of goods in the United States, state data shows.
Ohio’s manufactures produced $98.7 billion in goods in 2014 — 4.7 percent of America’s manufacturing output in 2014, making the Buckeye state fourth in the nation for manufacturing prowess after California, Texas and Illinois.

Dayton-area companies play a big part in that.

Since its heyday of manufacturing, the Dayton area has lost thousands of jobs in the blue collar sector, but it’s still known for production output — nearly $40 billion of things in 2014, according to the most recent state data.

Automobile windshields and windows are made in Moraine. Propellers are made in Piqua. Jeans are made in Arcanum. Wood cabinets, automotive thermal equipment, potato chips and much more are made in Dayton itself.

Chris Kershner, vice president of public policy and economic development for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, said the region’s ability to make things is what made the community itself.

“I think the better question is, what isn’t manufactured in Dayton?” Kershner said.

A quick list of products which originated in Dayton, or were developed by entrepreneurs anchored to Dayton, grows long quickly.

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