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Contact: Jennifer RatcliffManufacturers’ News, Inc.
1633 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
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EVANSTON, Ill --Louisiana
lost 11,632 jobs (7%) over the past 12 months, according to the 2006 Louisiana
Manufacturers Register, an industrial guide published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
), Evanston, IL. MNI
is now home to 5,590 companies employing 202,205 workers.MNI
’s survey profiles both large and small Louisiana
manufacturers, including start-up companies with just a few employees.
According to MNI
added 25 new manufacturers over the past 12 months, which helped offset the 411 companies that went out of business. The new companies include a manufacturer of mobile homes, four oil and gas exploration firms, and six sign/print shops.
“The state lost about 7% of its manufacturing jobs in the immediate aftermath of Katrina,” said Tom Dubin, President of MNI
. “Since then, however, we find that industrial employment has remained fairly steady as businesses seek raw materials, machinery and supplies for the rebuilding effort.”MNI
’s regional study shows Louisiana
ranks third in the Southwest by number of manufacturers. The Pelican State accounts for 12% of the Southwest’s manufacturing plants and 10% of its manufacturing workforce.Louisiana
’s top industrial cities remain Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport, which account for 20% of Louisiana
The 2006 Register reports the top industries by employment are chemicals, shipbuilding and repair, and petroleum refining. These industries account for 34,404 of Louisiana
’s 246,321 manufacturing jobs.
Detailed information on all of Louisiana
’s 5,590 companies can be found in the 2006 Louisiana
Manufacturers Register, available in print for $94. The 584-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 $142 to $405. 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 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. www.manufacturersnews.com