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EVANSTON, Ill, October 11th, 2011 /Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
/-- Industrial employment in Utah
increased 1.6% over the past twelve months according to the 2012 Utah
Manufacturers Directory®, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. MNI
gained 2,583 industrial jobs between August 2010 and August 2011.
Manufacturers’ News reports Utah
is now home to 3,861 manufacturers employing 159,990 workers.
“The recovery is gaining momentum in Utah
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 favorable business climate, educated workforce, and strong exports have been a draw for both domestic and international enterprises.”
Bright spots for the state included several plant openings such as Procter & Gamble’s new facility in Box Elder; OSI Group’s dry sausage plant in West Jordan; Alliant Techsystems’ (ATK) new aircraft component factory in Clearfield; and Boeing’s new assembly line in Salt Lake City. In addition JBS USA Holdings Inc. announced an expansion of its meatpacking and processing facility in Hyrum, and Morgantown Machine & Hydraulics expanded its hydraulic component plant in Helper. MNI
reports food products manufacturing remains the state’s largest industrial sector by employment with 19,213 jobs, up 2.8% over the past twelve months. Second-ranked industrial machinery and equipment accounts for 14,584, down 4%. Third-ranked chemicals manufacturing accounts for 13,807, down 2.4%, due partially to the closure of a Nature’s Way location in Springville.
Gains were seen in electronics, up 18%; furniture/fixtures up 14%; instruments/related products, up 3.6%; stone/clay/glass, up 3.4%; rubber/plastics, up 3.2% and primary metals, also up 3.2%. Sectors that lost jobs over the past year included lumber/wood down 7%; printing/publishing, down 1.4%; and transportation equipment, down 1%.
Manufacturers’ News reports Northern Utah
accounts for the most manufacturing employment in the state with 148,097 jobs, up 1.6% over the year. Southern Utah
accounts for 6,220 industrial jobs, with no significant change reported, while Central Utah
accounts for 5,673 jobs, up 4.2% over the past twelve months. MNI
’s city data shows Salt Lake City is Utah
’s top city for manufacturing employment, home to 51,195 jobs, up 4.2% over the year. Second-ranked Ogden accounts for 14,769 jobs, with no significant employment change reported. Industrial employment in Logan increased 1.1% over the past twelve months and is currently home to 10,219 industrial workers. Provo accounts for 5,867 industrial jobs, up 6.3% over the year while Clearfield accounts for 5,809 jobs, down 2.7%.
Detailed profiles of Utah
’s 3,861 manufacturers and 643 industrial distributors can be found in the 2012 Utah
Manufacturers Directory®, available in print for $101 and on CD-ROM from $144. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), 14,004 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.