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Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame: Manufacturing

 

Foreign workers have been a source of controversy in the rise and fall of the manufacturing sector. It is often overlooked that many companies that are a cornerstone of the United States manufacturing sector, from the industrial revolution through today, were founded by immigrants.

Here we pay tribute to 10 immigrant inventors and industrialists whose companies have created hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs.

 

Walter H. Bowes
England
Pitney Bowes co-founder

 

Albert Butz
Switzerland
Honeywell International founder

 

Andrew Carnegie
Scotland
United States Steel founder

 

Hugh Chisholm
Canada
International Paper founder

 

E. I. du Pont
France
DuPont co-founder

 

Helen Greiner
England
iRobot co-founder

 

Alexander and Charles Meston
Scotland
Emerson co-founder

 

John Pitcairn Jr.
Scotland
PPG Industries co-founder

 

Elihu Thomson
England
General Electric co-founder

 

Frederick Weyerhäuser
Germany
Weyerhaeuser co-founder

 

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