Manufacturing in Vermont

isolated : an area that is difficult or slow to access due to its landscape.

"Yankee ingenuity" : term used to describe the creativity of Northerners, Vermonters in this case.

machine tools : tools that are used to make the parts for other machines.

platform scales : instruments used to weigh bulky items and were another early product manufacturers. 

textile : materials used for sewing and the creation of clothing and linens.

gross state product :
 the dollar value of all the goods and services produced in the state.

light industries : commerce that produces goods which are relatively light.