Kim Guadagno

Made in NJ Day Shows Manufacturing’s Impact

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From everyday items like hanging flower baskets and kitchen cabinets to hi-tech specialty products for the aerospace and other industries, manufacturers make a wide variety of products in New Jersey, and on March 26, they put their products on display for the whole state.

Twenty-five manufacturers displayed their New Jersey-manufactured goods in the halls of the State House as part of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s (NJBIA) Made in New Jersey Day. They helped educate legislators, policymakers and members of the media on what manufacturing means to New Jersey, how many people they employ, and the challenges they face.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and legislators from both parties stopped by to check out the displays. NJBIA also distributed “Sampler Bags” containing products manufactured by 17 New Jersey companies.

“Made in NJ Day was a great networking event,” said Kelly Svihla of Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems, one of the exhibitors. “We were able to connect with key contacts and learn about state programs and international marketing opportunities.”

“Every day, manufacturers go up against competitors from across the United States and around the globe and still come out on top,” NJBIA President Michele Siekerka said. “Made in New Jersey Day is our chance to let them tell their stories.”

New Jersey manufacturers employ more than 240,000 workers who make an average of more than $90,000 per year. Manufacturers generated $45 billion in economic output in 2013 and exported $32 billion in goods.

The following companies exhibited their products and/or contributed to the Made in New Jersey Day sample products bag:

  • Accurate Box Company, Inc. – Paterson
  • Axeon Specialty Products – Paulsboro
  • Benedict Miller, LLC – Kenilworth
  • Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS) – Metuchen
  • Design Line Kitchens – Sea Girt
  • Dranetz – Edison
  • Earth Friendly Products – Norwood
  • Eastern Millwork, Inc. (EMI) – Jersey City
  • Electro-Miniatures Corporation – Moonachie
  • International Products Corporation (IPC) – Burlington
  • International Vitamin Corporation (IVC) – Freehold
  • James Alexander Corporation – Blairstown
  • KOBA – Middlesex
  • LaMonica Fine Foods LLC – Millville
  • Melovino Meadery – Vauxhall
  • Morton Salt, Inc. – Perth Amboy
  • NJ Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. – Cedar Knolls
  • NJ County College Consortium for Workforce and Economic
  • Development / NJ Council of Vocational-Technical Schools
  • Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery – Linden
  • Premio Foods, Inc. – Hawthorne
  • Ronald Mark Associates – Hillside
  • Sea Breeze – Towaco
  • Sweet Potato Pie, Inc. – Paterson
  • TDK-Lambda Americas – Neptune
  • TFH Publications Inc./ Nylabone Products – Neptune City
  • Tektite Industries, Inc. – Trenton
  • Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems – Wall

Sampler Bag Contributors

  • AJ Images
  • B & G Foods, Inc.
  • Earth Friendly Products
  • General Pencil
  • International Products Corporation
  • International Vitamin Corporation
  • James Alexander Corporation
  • KOBA
  • LaMonica Fine Foods LLC
  • L’Oreal USA
  • Sea Breeze
  • Shiseido America Inc.
  • Soundview Paper
  • Sweet Potato Pie, Inc.
  • TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products
  • The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.
  • Urner Barry Printing & Mailing

NJBIA thanks its Made in NJ Day Sponsors

Partner Sponsor

  • NJM Insurance Group

Premier Sponsors

  • AT&T
  • Connell Foley LLP
  • Verizon

Grand Sponsor

  • IBEW Local 102

Event Sponsors

  • Earth Friendly Products
  • Emilcott Associates, Inc.
  • Falstrom Company
  • New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development
  • New Jersey Economic Development Authority
  • New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP)
  • Phillips 66
  • Premio Foods Inc.
  • TDK-Lambda Americas-High Power Division
  • TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products
  • WithumSmith+Brown, PC
  • Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems America


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