FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer RatcliffManufacturers’ News, Inc.
1633 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-9440 ext. 241
jratcliff [at] manufacturersnews.comCalifornia
saw the loss of 63 manufacturing plants in 2005 according to the 2006 Directory of California
Manufacturers, published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
), Evanston, IL. Despite the plant loss, MNI
data shows manufacturing employment was up a half percent over the past twelve months, indicating a slowdown in the plummeting industrial employment California
has felt since 2000.MNI
’s private survey involves contacting every manufacturer in the US including small start-up companies with just a few employees as well as large manufacturers.
According to MNI
’s five- year study, the Golden State lost 12% of its manufacturing employment since March of 2000, with much of that loss occurring between 2000 and 2003. A 2% loss was seen in 2003, followed by a 1% loss in 2004. 2005 saw a gain of 8,838 jobs (.5%).MNI
statistics indicate California
is home to 28,959 manufacturing companies employing 1,698,530 workers, and ranks 1st in the US in number of manufacturing jobs and plants.
“Manufacturing productivity is outpacing the gains in the rest of the economy, growing 4% a year as companies adapt their business models to utilize new technology and compete in a global economy,” said Tom Dubin, President of MNI
Plant losses were seen in California
’s five largest industrial cities. Los Angeles lost 101 plants in 2005 and 507 plants over five years. Santa Ana, San Jose and Anaheim lost a combined 25 plants over 1 year and 232 over 5 years. Since 2001, San Diego was the only city in the top five that increased in manufacturers, gaining 30 plants in 2005 and a net 9 plants over 5 years.
According to the 2006 Directory, California
’s top three industries are industrial machinery and equipment, printing and publishing, and metal fabricating. These account for 39% of California
’s manufacturing plants. MNI
data reports the top industries by employment are electronic computers (employs 59,527), semi-conductors and related devices (employs 53,177) and plastic products (employs 46,404).
Detailed information on all of California
’s 28,959 companies can be found in the 2006 Directory of California
Manufacturers, published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
The 2,096-page directory is available for $198, and 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 from $291 to $832. Users may select manufacturing companies using thirteen different criteria, including area or zip code, county, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, title function and more. This information can be downloaded from at www.mnileads.com Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
Evanston, IL, 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. www.manufacturersnews.com