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EVANSTON, Ill, January 23rd, 2012 /Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
/-- Industrial employment in South Dakota
increased 1.8% over the past twelve months according to the 2012 South Dakota
Manufacturers Register, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. MNI
reports South Dakota
gained 882 industrial jobs between November 2010 and November 2011.
Manufacturers’ News reports South Dakota
is now home to 1,359 manufacturers employing 47,560 workers.
“The recovery is gaining momentum in South Dakota
and across the U.S.,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “The state’s business friendliness and low taxes have been a draw for a variety of enterprises.”
Bright spots for the state included the openings of three new plants in Canton: Legacy Electronics; Adams Thermal Fabrication; and Terex Bid-Well’s concrete paving machine plant. In addition, Integra Plastics expanded in Brandon, and Northern Beef Packers plan a meatpacking plant in Aberdeen. MNI
reports food products manufacturing saw a 2.2% employment increase, and currently ranks as the state’s largest industrial sector by employment with 8,910 jobs. Second-ranked industrial machinery and equipment increased 5%, and currently employs 6,813, while lumber and wood, the state’s third largest industrial sector with 4,076 jobs, decreased by 1.8% over the year.
Other sectors that gained jobs over the year included chemicals, up 5.2%; transportation equipment, up 3.4%; rubber/plastics, up 2.7%; and fabricated metals, up 2.3%. Losses were seen in furniture/fixtures, down 6.4%; primary metals down 3.6%; stone/clay/glass down 3%; textiles/apparel, down 2.2%; and paper products, down 2.1%.
Manufacturers’ News reports the Southeast region of the state accounts for the most industrial employment with 25,790 jobs, up 1.9% over the year. The Northeast region is home to 15,838 jobs, up 2.3%, while the Southwest accounts for 4,126 jobs, down 1% over the past twelve months. The Northwest is home to 1,806 jobs, up 2.9%, according to MNI
’s city data shows Sioux Falls is South Dakota
’s top city for manufacturing employment, home to 12,267 jobs, up a half percent over the year. Second-ranked Brookings accounts for 4,336 jobs, up 2%. Industrial employment in Rapid City decreased 1% and is currently home to 3,520 industrial workers. Watertown accounts for 3,316 industrial jobs, up 2.3%, while Yankton accounts for 2,877 jobs, up 1%.
Detailed profiles of South Dakota
’s 1,359 manufacturers and 242 industrial distributors can be found in the 2012 South Dakota
Manufacturers Register, available in print for $79 and on CD-ROM from $90. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), 5,163 executives by name and title, product(s) manufactured, annual sales, number of employees, and more. Visitors to mnileads.com may generate custom profiles of manufacturers 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. MNI
also maintains IndustryNet.com
, an industrial search engine designed specifically for locating manufacturers and suppliers nationwide. For more information, contact Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
, 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL, 60201, 847-864-7000, FAX 847-332-1100.