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EVANSTON, IL –Salt Lake City ranks among the top cities in the U.S. in terms of manufacturing employment and number of companies according to the 2008 Utah
Manufacturers Directory, an industrial guide published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. MNI
) reports Salt Lake City ranks 15th in the nation for number of manufacturers, and 20th by manufacturing employment.MNI
reports Salt Lake City is home to more manufacturing companies and jobs than many historically strong industrial cities such as Detroit, which ranks 21st on MNI
’s list for number of manufacturing jobs and 47th for number of manufacturers.
“The state’s natural resources and growing population have provided some immunity against the industrial job losses suffered by many other states,” said Tom Dubin, President of the Illinois
-based publishing company, which has been surveying US industry since 1912.
Manufacturers’ News reports Salt Lake City is home to 1,303 manufacturers employing 53,583 workers, and accounts for 29.2% of Utah
’s manufacturers and 33% of its industrial jobs. MNI
surveys both large and small manufacturers, including small companies with just a few employees.
Salt Lake City’s printing and publishing industry is a major industrial employer, accounting for 6,752 jobs—nearly half of Utah
’s 13,723 printing and publishing jobs. Salt Lake City’s food sector accounts for 5,180 industrial jobs, or 27% of Utah
’s food related industrial employment.
Major sub-sectors in Salt Lake City include manufacturers of communications equipment, employing 2,829 workers, business form printers, employing 2,531 and manufacturers of plastic products, employing 1,902.MNI
reports the city of Ogden ranks second in the state with 269 manufacturers employing 15,469 workers. Logan accounts for 128 manufacturers employing 8,820 workers, while fourth-ranked Provo represents 127 companies employing 5,114. Fifth-ranked Clearfield is home to 54 manufacturers and 4,836 workers.
According to MNI
there are 4,458 manufacturers employing 163,351 workers operating in the state of Utah
. Northern Utah
accounts for the majority of the state’s manufacturing, home to 88% of Utah
’s manufacturers and 92% of the state’s jobs, with nearly half of these jobs located in Salt Lake County. Southern Utah
accounts for 313 companies employing 7,049 while Central Utah
accounts for 5,975 jobs and 195 plants.
Detailed profiles of Utah
’s 4,458 manufacturers and 278 industrial distributors can be found in the 2008 Utah
Manufacturers Directory, available in print for $93 and on CD-ROM from $137. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), names and titles of 11,507 key executives, product(s) manufactured, annual sales, number of employees, and more. Visitors to http://www.mnileads.com
may generate custom company selections using thirteen different criteria, including area or zip code, county, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, and more. Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
, publisher of manufacturers’ directories since 1912, compiles and produces manufacturing guides, statistics and databases for all 50 states. For more information, contact Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
, 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL, 60201, 847-864-7000, FAX 847-332-1100.