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Contact: Jennifer RatcliffManufacturers’ News, Inc.
1633 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-9440 ext. 241
jratcliff [at] manufacturersnews.comSouth Carolina
lost 9,354 manufacturing jobs and gained 3 plants over the past 12 months according to the 2006 South Carolina
Manufacturers Register, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. South Carolina
is now home to 5,856 manufacturing companies and supports 323,522 related jobs, reports the manufacturers’ guide. MNI
’s private survey concludes the Palmetto State has seen an increase in plants over five years despite a steady drop in jobs. Since 2001 South Carolina
has enjoyed a net gain of 296 plants but over the same time period lost 47,000 manufacturing jobs.
“Manufacturing capacity utilization is at a four-year high, and production continues to climb,” said Tom Dubin, President and CEO of Manufacturers News Inc., “Unfortunately, this hasn't translated into increased employment, as companies are finding ways to trim costs through technology and outsourcing"
According to the Register’s newest data, 36% of South Carolina
’s manufacturing is concentrated in the Northwest section of the state, with Greenville, Spartanburg, York, and Richland Counties accounting for 2,087 of South Carolina
’s 5,856 manufacturing companies.
Within these counties, the cities of Greenville and Rock Hill account for 10% of South Carolina
’s manufacturing establishments.
According to the data compiled by the Register, industrial machinery remains South Carolina
’s top industrial sector with 873 plants. Printing and publishing ranks second with 642 plants. These two industries account for a quarter of South Carolina
Detailed information on all of South Carolina
’s 5,856 companies can be found in the 2006 South Carolina
Manufacturers Register published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
This 600-page industrial business directory is available for $96, and provides an in-depth company profile of up to 30 facts, including addresses, phone and fax numbers, web and 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
’s South Carolina
data is also available on CD-ROM from $145 to $414. Users may select manufacturing companies using up to thirteen different criteria, including area or zip code, county, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, title function 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