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Contact: Jennifer RatcliffManufacturers’ News, Inc.
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EVANSTON, IL—For the second year in a row, Wisconsin
’s industrial employment has grown, according to the 2007 Wisconsin
Manufacturers Register, a manufacturers’ directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
), Evanston, IL. MNI
) reports the Badger State gained 9,336 jobs (1.4%) over the past 12 months, continuing the upward trend the state has enjoyed since 2004.
“There’s no doubt that Wisconsin
has bucked the national trend of losing manufacturing jobs,” said Tom Dubin, President of MNI
. “While many other Midwestern states such as Illinois
are losing jobs, Wisconsin
has enjoyed a steady recovery from the downturn of 2001-2003.”
Manufacturers’ News reports Wisconsin
is now home to 12,789 manufacturing companies employing 654,098 workers compared to the 12,884 plants and 645,098 jobs reported a year earlier. MNI
’s survey profiles both large and small Wisconsin
manufacturers, including start-up companies with just a few employees. MNI
’s regional study shows Wisconsin
ranks 10th in the nation by number of manufacturing jobs and 9th by the number of plants. The state accounts for 12% of the Midwest’s manufacturing employment, ranking it the 5th largest manufacturing employer in the region. More than half of Wisconsin
’s manufacturing plants are located in the southeastern part of the state.
Milwaukee remains Wisconsin
’s industrial leader with 1,173 plants listed in the 2007 edition. Madison follows with 446 plants and while Green Bay ranks 3rd with 418 companies.MNI
reports industrial machinery and equipment is Wisconsin
’s top industrial sector, representing 2,409 manufacturers including GM Trucks and Briggs & Stratton engines. Other major industrial sectors include printing and publishing, metal fabricating, lumber and wood, and food products. These five industries account for 57% of the state’s manufacturing plants. Wisconsin
’s top industries by employment are plastic products with 37,776 jobs, commercial printing representing 23,853 jobs, and industrial machinery with 15,807 jobs. These industries account for 12% of Wisconsin
’s manufacturing employment.
According to the 2007 directory, major state employers include Racine-based S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation. Kohler Co. and Land’s End are also based in Wisconsin
Detailed information on all of Wisconsin
’s 12,789 companies can be found in the 2007 Wisconsin
Manufacturers Register, available in print for $137. The 1,256-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 $207 to $591. 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.