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EVANSTON, IL –Ohio
continued to lose manufacturing jobs over the past 12 months, according to the 2007 Ohio
Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. MNI
) reports Ohio
lost 34,203 manufacturing jobs and 384 plants since September of 2005, prolonging the severe losses seen in Ohio
’s job losses echo those seen in Pennsylvania
, and New York
, ”said Tom Dubin, President of MNI
. “Rust Belt manufacturers continue to be lured by cheaper labor costs overseas, particularly in China, which is increasingly capable of handling greater production capacity.”
Manufacturers’ News reports Ohio
is now home to 21,250 manufacturing companies employing 1,095,594 workers. MNI
’s survey profiles both large and small Ohio
manufacturers, including start-up companies with just a few employees. MNI
’s regional study shows Ohio
ranks 3rd in the nation by number of manufacturing jobs, accounting for 5.8% of the nation’s industrial employment. Ohio
represents 20% of the Midwest’s manufacturing companies and jobs.
According to MNI
’s top three manufacturing cities also rank among the top 20 U.S. industrial cities. Cincinnati tops the list and ranks 6th in the U.S with 1,589 plants and 99,700 jobs. Cleveland ranks 10th in the U.S. with 1,977 plants and 80,367 jobs while Columbus ranks 19th with 1,017 plants and 56,282 jobs.
According to the 2007 Directory, industrial machinery and equipment remains Ohio
’s top industry, accounting for 21% of the state’s manufacturers. Ohio
is home to twenty-eight Fortune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble and Goodyear Tire and Rubber.
The automotive sector is Ohio
’s top industry by employment with motor vehicle parts and accessories accounting for 78,089 jobs.
Detailed information on all of Ohio
’s 21,250 companies can be found in the 2007 Ohio
Manufacturers Directory, available in print for $198. The 1,952-page Directory 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 $261 to $745. 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.