Light & Custom Manufacturing

From solar panels to avionics components, and trailers to locomotive engines, the Boise Valley is home to a wide range of manufacturing companies. The manufacturing industry benefits from the College of Western Idaho (CWI), the fastest growing community college in the nation. Serving over 20,000 students, CWI offers a wide range of professional technical training programs that provide training and programming in manufacturing. The college also utilizes workforce development training funds to create custom individualized programs to educate and train the workforce. 

Eagle is well-positioned to attract light and custom manufacturing, artisanal manufacturers and medium-sized manufacturers of craft products. Our highly educated workforce providing a ready supply of talent, along with the affordability and high quality of life makes Eagle an ideal location choice.

Take a sneak peak at just a few of Eagle's amazing manufacturing companies:


Camille Beckman

The Camille Beckman factory and offices, located on 35 acres of wild rose bushes in a wooded area bordered by the beautiful Boise River were completed in 2002, and was the first awarded "Green Building" in Idaho.

Hydrus Board Tech

Established in 2014, Hydrus Board Tech is a company that designs and makes various snow, street and water boards. Specializing in paddle boards, crossboards, surfboards, and more, their assortment of different boards is not the only thing that makes Hydrus stand out.  Hydrus developed a technology called Armalight™ – a multi-layer blend of several strong, yet lightweight materials. This technology allows Hydrus boards to be incredibly durable and lightweight in comparison to competitors. 

3 Horse Ranch Vineyards

In the 2000's, pioneering winegrowers Martha & Gary Cunningham began planting Rhone and Bordeaux vines of noble origin on the remote hillsides of the Sawtooth Range north of Boise Idaho. Today, this vast, historic ranch is now home to Idaho's largest family-owned winery, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards.  3 Horse Ranch ranks third in production behind Ste. Chapelle and Sawtooth.

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The Boise Valley is home to a wide range of manufacturing components, and although Eagle is not suited for heavy industrial industries, Eagle is proud of the light and custom manufacturing companies that call Eagle HOME.  Some of the industry sectors that are currently located within Eagle are:
  • Bread and Bakery Product Manufacturing
  • Beverage Manufacturing
  • Wood Product Manufacturing
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
  • Hardware Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component Manufacturing
  • Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
  • Miscellaneous Manufacturing
  • Soaps, Lotions and Skincare Products

Wages and Employment Growth

Source:  Chmura Economics, Jobs EQ
       Average Wage  5-Year Annualized Employment Growth
 SOC Title Employment Boise Metro USA Boise Metro USA
11-1021  General and Operations Manager 5,406 $46,500 $56,000 4.0% 2.0%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 283 $82,500 $122,100 2.6% 0.9%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 575 $96,800 $107,100 2.2% 0.9%
17-2141  Mechanical Engineers  451 $92,900 $88,500 2.9% 1.0%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
3,444 $74,500 $89,000 3.8% 1.2%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks 1,457 $61,900 $68,400 2.7% 1.8%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 411 $29,600 $33,200 2.3% 0.7%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,542 $49,600 $51,900 2.8% 1.6%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1,203 $32,400 $39,400 3.0% 0.9%
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,272 $56,300 $61,500 1.7% 0.2%
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,298 $28,100 $33,700 4.2% 2.2%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 478 $25,900 $32,600 2.3% 2.0%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 192 $24,400 $31,100 3.2% 0.2%
51-4041 Machinists 577 $38,300 $39,600 2.9% 0.3%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,229  $40,500 $43,200 3.8% 0.9%
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 477 $34,300 $42,500 6.7% 2.8%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 805 $32,600 $34,800 2.9% 1.1%
51-9198 Helpers - Production Workers 824 $37,700 $40,300 2.1% 1.5%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 933 $26,600 $26,900 3.0% 3.1%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers, Hand 4,342 $32,700 $34,300 2.8% 2.5%