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EVANSTON, Ill, November 22nd, 2010 /Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
/-- Industrial employment in Nevada
fell 11.8% over the past two years according to the 2011 Nevada
Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. MNI
lost 7,584 industrial jobs and 77 manufacturers over the two-year period, with 3,970 jobs lost between October 2008 and October 2009 and a slightly smaller 3,614 jobs lost from October 2009 to present.
Manufacturers’ News reports Nevada
is now home to 1,828 manufacturers employing 56,161 workers.
’s industrial sector continue to be battered by the housing bust and the recession, ” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “However, the losses seem to be leveling out, and the state’s investment in green technologies should help improve the outlook.” MNI
reports metal mining is Nevada
’s largest industrial sector with 6,107 jobs, down 16.8% over the past two years. Printing and publishing accounts for 5,110 jobs, down 9%. Third-ranked fabricated metal accounts for 5,016 jobs, down 13.1% over the past twenty-four months, following the closure of CMC Joist in Fallon, among others.
Most other industrial sectors in Nevada
lost jobs within the past two years and included transportation equipment, down 30%; stone/clay/glass and lumber/wood, each down 26%; furniture/fixtures down 21%; primary metals down 19.7%; textiles/apparel down 18.4%; rubber/plastics down 16.1%; electronics down 11.3% and industrial machinery and equipment down 11%, due partially to the closure of Polyphaser Corp. Food products saw a gain of 1.7%, while employment in paper products was unchanged.
Bright spots for the state include the opening of Amonix Inc.’s photovoltaic plant in North Las Vegas; EMCO’s facility in Minden that will manufacture high voltage power supplies; Asia New Energy’s LED facility and A-Power’s wind turbine assembly plant in Henderson; and the relocation of Scougal Rubber Corp. from Seattle to Northern Nevada
, with the move expected to create up to 80 jobs. MNI
’s city data shows Las Vegas is Nevada
’s top city for manufacturing employment, home to 15,894 jobs, down 8.4% over the two-year period. Second-ranked Reno accounts for 9,600 jobs, with employment down 16.5%. Industrial employment in North Las Vegas declined 15.7% and is currently home to 4,479 industrial workers. Sparks accounts for 4,471 industrial jobs, down 16.5% over the past twenty-four months, while Henderson accounts for 4,050 jobs, down 14.3%.
Detailed profiles of Nevada
’s 1,828 manufacturers and 302 industrial distributors can be found in the 2011 Nevada
Manufacturers Directory, available in print for $81 and on CD-ROM from $105. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), 6,633 executives by name and title, product(s) manufactured, annual sales, number of employees, and more. Visitors to mnileads.com may generate custom profiles of manufacturers 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 produces manufacturing guides, statistics and databases for all 50 states. MNI
also maintains IndustryNet.com
, an industrial search engine designed specifically for locating manufacturers and suppliers nationwide. For more information, contact Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
, 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL, 60201, 847-864-7000, FAX 847-332-1100.