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’s manufacturing employment has grown by a half percent over the past twelve months, according to the 2007 Idaho
Manufacturers Directory, an industrial guide published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
), Evanston, IL. MNI
) reports Idaho
gained 490 manufacturing jobs (.5%) since October 2005, bringing the total number of jobs gained since October 2002 to 4,340 (5%).
’s manufacturing employment increased by 5% and its plants increased over 7% since 2002, making it one of the few states in the nation to recover completely from the downturn of 2001,” said Tom Dubin, President of MNI
. “In addition to its stronghold in the agricultural and lumber sectors, Idaho
has benefited from its growing participation in the computer and electronics industries.” Idaho
is now home to 2,463 manufacturing companies employing 83,066 workers, reports the Directory. MNI
’s survey profiles both large and small Idaho
manufacturers, including start-up companies with just a few employees.MNI
’s regional study shows Idaho
’s neighbors also saw gains in factory jobs in 2006. According to MNI
’s manufacturing jobs were up 3.7% this year, Wyoming
gained 4.9% and Nevada
According to the 2007 edition, Boise remains Idaho
’s industrial leader with 369 companies employing 26,034 workers. Nampa ranks second with 153 companies and 7,110 workers. Third-ranked Idaho
Falls is home to 184 plants and employs 4,661. Pocatello accounts for 87 plants and 3,350 jobs.MNI
data shows Nampa’s factory jobs were up 9% this year. Nampa companies adding jobs include Sorrento Lactalis, Inc., a cheese processing plant that increased its workforce by 150 this year. Caldwell and Twin Falls were the second and third-largest gainers, up a combined 7.2%. Boise lost 2.2% manufacturing employment while Post Falls and Blackfoot were down 7.9% and 7.1% respectively. MNI
reports the lumber and wood sector accounts for the most Idaho
plants with 408 such manufacturers listed in the new edition. Industrial machinery ranks second with 301 plants, while third-ranked printing and publishing accounts for 266 companies.
Frozen food specialties represent Idaho
’s largest industry by employment accounting for 13,057 jobs. Semiconductors and related devices rank second with 11,678 jobs and third-ranked electronic computers represent another 10,946 workers.
Detailed profiles of Idaho
’s 2,463 companies can be found in the 2007 Idaho
Manufacturers Register, available in print for $80 and on CD-ROM from $102. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), names and titles of 3,471 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 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.