Overview of Manufacturing

Manufacturing industries are those that engage in the transformation of goods, materials or substances into new products. The transformational process can be physical, chemical or mechanical. Manufacturers often have plants, mills or factories that produce goods for public consumption.

Machines and equipment are typically used in the process of manufacturing. Although, in some cases, goods can be manufactured by hand. An example of this would be baked goods, handcrafted jewelry, other handicrafts and art.

Example of Manufacturing Industries :

  • Food manufacturing

    The food sector of manufacturing transforms agricultural or livestock products into products for consumption. A few examples of food manufacturing products are baked goods, grains, fruit and vegetable preserves and animal meat.

  • Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

    Beverage products include those that are non-alcoholic, as well as those that are alcoholic through the fermentation or distillation process.

  • Textile manufacturing

    Textile manufacturers turn fibers into usable fabrics that will eventually be transformed into consumer goods such as apparel, sheets, towels or curtains.

  • Apparel manufacturing

    The apparel sector is extremely popular and encompasses many different kinds of workers, including tailors and even knitters.


Career Options in Manufacturing

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Food Processing Operators

Medical Appliance Technicians

Semiconductor Processors