Germantown is a small, rural community in the heart of America. Germantown's rich agricultural heritage and its proximity to two major metropolitan areas make it an ideal location for businesses and industries.
The following list includes some of the most well-known employers:
Pizza Hut: one of the largest restaurant chains in America is located in Germantown. Established in 1958, Pizza Hut is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc., the world's largest restaurant company.
Pizza Hut operates more than 12,000 restaurants worldwide and has been recognized by Nation's Restaurant News as a top "growth leader" among the top 500 restaurant chains in the U.S.
General Mills: leading producer of cereal, soup and other food products .
Koch Industries: multinational conglomerate with interests in process and pollution control equipment and technologies, polymers and fibers, advanced materials, agribusiness, energy, commodity trading and services.
Hormel Foods Corporation: leading producer of pork products in the U.S. Hormel foods are marketed under well-known household brands including SPAM, Jennie-O turkey, and Dinty Moore beef stew to name a few.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company: leading manufacturer of pediatric nutritional products.
Inland Real Estate Corporation: owns and manages commercial real estate properties in the Midwest. Inland Real Estate is headquartered in Illinois but has a regional office located in Germantown.
RenewAire Systems Inc.: leading manufacturer of cleanroom environmental control systems used in the automotive, semiconductor, and fiber optic manufacturing industries.
Accu-turn: manufactures engineered fastening systems for the electrical and communications industries. They operate a plant in Germantown that occupies 25 acres and is located on Highway 41 (East).
John Deere: world’s largest manufacturer of agriculture equipment and manufactures lawn and garden equipment under the well-known brand name: Gravely.
John Deere is considered one of America’s most admired companies and has been recognized as such by Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and many other publications.
Cummins Engines: large diesel engine manufacturer that produces engines with power outputs ranging from 20 liters to more than 500 liters. Cummins Engines is one of the world's leading power companies and operates a plant in Germantown that occupies 52 acres and employs more than 800 people.
Briggs and Stratton: small engine manufacturer with worldwide sales of more than $2 billion annually. The company’s world headquarters are located in Milwaukee with another large plant located in Germantown (close to Koppernick Airport).
Kellogg Company: producer of breakfast cereals and snacks.
In addition, there are more than 200 smaller companies providing jobs for more than 2,000 people in Germantown.