Diverse Manufacturing Sectors in Warren County
Warren County’s manufacturing base reflects both traditional legacy industries that have sustained the county for more than a century, as well as newer sectors that reflect the influence of technology, health care, and advanced materials. The proximity to plentiful raw materials in the Adirondacks such as timber, minerals, limestone, granite built the legacy industries. Proximity to world class R & D, medical centers, and higher educational institutions in the Capital Region helped to build medical device and technical materials sectors.
Today, manufacturing sectors in the region including medical devices, pulp and paper, mining, technical materials, and semiconductors all have an impact on the Warren County economy.
An ever evolving medical device cluster—including AngioDynamics , BD Becton Dickinson (formerly CR Bard) and Medline Industries—employs over 2,500 trained workers in several businesses. With its origins in a catheter manufacturing enterprise built by several serial entrepreneurs dating back to the 1940s, there is now a multi generational highly skilled medical device labor force supporting this medical device niche in Warren County. For more on the Glens Falls MSA medical device cluster click here.
Pulp and Paper
Finch Paper, a leader in the pulp and paper industry employing 617 people in its production of high-quality paper for offset and digital presses, is known for its innovations in responsible forestry, odor-free pulping, and just-in-time papermaking. Other paper manufacturing companies with facilities in the region include International Paper in Ticonderoga, Essex County, Essity Paper in South Glens Falls, Saratoga County, Irving Tissue in Fort Edward, Washington County, Morcon Tissue in Washington County and Cascades Paper in Saratoga County.