Cayuga County’s assets, such as a skilled workforce and easy access to supply chains, have fueled the manufacturing industry for years.  Both national and international manufacturers have chosen to locate in Cayuga County and produce wide variety of products, including shoes, buttons, farm equipment and high-end furniture.  Cayuga County manufacturers do not pay New York State Income Tax, and they do not pay New York State Sales Tax for production equipment.

Manufacturing Employment by Industry in Cayuga County
Segment Number of Employees Major Employers
Food 100-499 Cayuga Milk Ingredients, George Weston Bakeries (Bimbo Bakeries)
Wood Products 20-99 Comfort Windows, Talic, Mack Studios Display
Printing 20-99 Jacob’s Press, Fingerlakes Press
Plastic/Rubber Products 100-499 Currier Plastics, Bo-Mer, Northbrook Farms, Auburn Vacuum Forming
Non-Metallic Minerals 500-999 Vitale Ready Mix Concrete, Owens-Illinois
Primary Metals 100-499 Nucor Steel
Fabricated Metals 100-499 Weaver Machine & Tool, Hammond & Irving, Ide Machine Tool, 4M Precision Stamping
Machinery 500-999 ITT Gould Pumps, Xylem
Electronics/Computers 100-499 Custom Sensors, Laser Diode Array
Electrical Equipment 100-499 Auburn Armature
Transportation Equipment 500-999 TRW Automotive, D&W Diesel
Furniture 100-499 Bartolotta Furniture, MacKenzie-Childs


Competitive wages that are below national and state averages, as well as quality worker training resources, also help manufacturers to become and remain productive, efficient and innovative.

Thanks to Cayuga County’s proximity to major transportation outlets, the county’s manufacturers are easily able to access their customers, suppliers and a number of major markets in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. These transportation options also make shipping and receiving products convenient and affordable.

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