Advanced Manufacturing

When one talks about Mississippi manufacturing, there is a good chance it is advanced manufacturing. After all, numerous advanced manufacturers have operations in Mississippi. Our highly skilled workforce produces everything from high-end kitchen appliances to world-class automobiles, and global industry leaders have noticed. Companies with advanced manufacturing operations in Mississippi include the following: GE (jet engines), Eurocopter (helicopters), Toyota and Nissan (automobiles), Huntington-Ingalls (ships), Viking Range (high-end kitchen appliances), Schulz (high-end steel pipes) and many others.

Mississippi’s universities and network of community and junior colleges play a crucial role in making the state a hot spot of advanced manufacturing. At The University of Mississippi, the recently built Center for Manufacturing Excellence offers degrees in engineering with an emphasis on manufacturing. At Mississippi State University, the Bagley School of Engineering offers undergraduate and advanced degrees in crucial engineering skills, while the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory and the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems ensure Mississippi remains at the cutting edge of all facets of the advanced manufacturing industry. At the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, the Mississippi Polymer Institute is one of the nation’s premier programs in polymer science.

All of these programs, in addition to training the next generation of engineers, partner with companies throughout the state by providing research to keep Mississippi at the vanguard of advanced manufacturing.

Read more about how Mississippi’s research universities support state businesses here.