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Contact: Jennifer RatcliffManufacturers’ News, Inc.
1633 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
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EVANSTON, IL --Missouri
’s industrial employment dipped slightly over the past 12 months, according to the 2007 Missouri
Manufacturers Register, a directory of manufacturers published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. MNI
) reports the state lost 3,400 manufacturing jobs (less that 1%) since August of 2005, a slight loss compared to the severe job losses weathered by the state since 2001.
“Some of the state’s leading industries such as aircraft and automotive assembly have been affected by consolidation and outsourcing over the past decade,” said Tom Dubin, President of MNI
. “Hopefully, these numbers signal an ease to the outflow of those jobs.”
Manufacturers’ News reports Missouri
is now home to 9,725 manufacturing companies employing 434,884 workers. MNI
’s survey profiles both large and small Missouri
manufacturers, including start-up companies with just a few employees. MNI
’s regional study shows Missouri
ranks 16th in the nation by number of manufacturing jobs and plants. The state accounts for 38% of the Mountain Plains manufacturing employment, ranking it the largest manufacturing employer in the region.
St. Louis remains Missouri
’s industrial leader with 1,704 plants listed in the 2007 edition. MNI
reports industrial machinery/equipment is Missouri
’s top industry, representing 1,331 manufacturers. Other major industries include printing and publishing, metal fabricating, lumber and wood, and food products. Missouri
’s top industries by employment are aircraft with 17,565 jobs, plastic products representing 17,535 jobs, and motor vehicles with 13,351 jobs. These industries account for 11% of Missouri
’s manufacturing employment.
According to the 2007 Register, major state employers include St. Louis-based Boeing Co., large automakers Ford, DaimlerChrysler and GM, as well as food & beverage giants Tyson Foods and Anheuser-Busch.
Detailed information on all of Missouri
’s 9,725 companies can be found in the 2007 Missouri
Manufacturers Register, available in print for $129. The 840-page Register provides an in-depth company profile of up to 30 facts, including addresses, phone/fax numbers, web/email addresses, product(s) manufactured, names and titles of key executives, area of distribution, annual sales, number of employees, brand names, year established and more. MNI
data is also available on CD-ROM for $188 to $538. Users may select manufacturing companies using thirteen different criteria, including area or zip code, county, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, title and more. This information can be downloaded at http://www.mnileads.com
.Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
, Evanston, Illinois
, publisher of manufacturers’ directories since 1912, compiles and distributes 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.