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How a Small Distillery is Rethinking Manufacturing

Meghan Neal

With the growing consumer focus on localism, craftsmanship and sustainability, small-scale manufacturing is having a renaissance. Increasingly, small companies that create goods in limited runs are weaving their design philosophies throughout the entire production process--even inventing their own manufacturing equipment. Such is the case at Industry City Distillery, started in 2011 by five twentysomethings who operate out of a 12,000-square-foot Brooklyn warehouse.

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