Photographic book

Industries of Kansas


Picture of Kansas
Picture of Kansas

The production of transportation equipment, primarily aircraft and aircraft parts, is the leading manufacturing activity in Kansas. In the late 1990s it accounted for one-fifth of the state’s income from all manufacturing activities. Moreover, the transportation industry employs more workers, and has larger payrolls, than any other industry in the state. Printing and publishing is the second leading industry, followed by food processing. Other important industries are the manufacture of chemicals; industrial machinery; rubber and plastic products; electrical equipment; fabricated metal components; stone, clay, and glass products; and paper products. Wichita and Kansas City are the chief manufacturing centers. The production of aircraft and aircraft parts, for both civilian and military use, is concentrated in the Wichita area.

Airplane plants in this area include those of two of the world’s leading manufacturers of light aircraft. Aircraft parts are also made at Salina, Wellington, and Winfield. Locomotive parts and other types of railroad equipment are manufactured at Wichita, Atchison, and other centers. There are major railroad repair shops at Wichita, Kansas City, and Topeka. The assembly of automobiles is carried on in Kansas City. Closely associated with the transportation industry is the manufacture of rubber tires, especially in the Topeka area.

Food processing is carried on throughout the state. Two of the most important food-processing activities, based on the state’s chief agricultural products, are meat packing and flour milling. The chief flour-milling centers are Hutchinson, Atchison, Abilene, Salina, Kansas City, Wichita, and Topeka. Meat-packing, formerly concentrated in Kansas City, is now found principally in the southwestern section of the state. The manufacture of chemicals and chemical products and of oil and coal products is based on the state’s output of minerals, particularly oil. The state’s oil-refining centers include El Dorado, Coffeyville, McPherson, Wichita, Arkansas City, and Augusta. "Kansas" © Emmanuel BUCHOT, Encarta, Wikipedia

Photos of European countries to visit

Photos Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Photos Informations

Hungary Pictures

Hungary Pictures

Photos Informations

Spain photos

Spain photos

Photos Informations

Scotland Photos

Scotland Photos

Photos Informations

Photos of Portugal

Portugal

Photos Informations

Photos England

Photos England

Photos Informations

Pictures Amsterdam

Netherlands

Photos Informations

Photos of Asian countries to visit

India photos

India photos

Photos Informations

Photos of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Photos Informations

Images from South Korea

South Korea

Photos Informations

Cambodia photos

Cambodia

Photos Informations

Photos of Japon

Photos of Japon

Photos Informations

Photos of Thailand

Photos of Thailand

Photos Informations

Photos of Taiwan

Photos of Taiwan

Photos Informations

Photos of America

Website information