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EVANSTON, Ill, December 1, 2008/Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
/-- Industrial employment in New Hampshire
dropped 1.5% over the past twelve months according to the 2009 New Hampshire
Manufacturers Register, a compilation of state industry published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. MNI
) reports New Hampshire
lost 1,554 industrial jobs from October 2007 to October 2008, continuing the downward trend the state has experienced over the past several years.
Manufacturers’ News reports New Hampshire
is home to 2,904 manufacturers employing 92,486 workers.
“As with the entire nation, New Hampshire
’s industrial employment is suffering due to automation, mergers and outsourcing,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “Global competition continues to hit many of New Hampshire
’s core sectors, while the weak housing market has affected industries such as wood products, furniture and building products.”
Paper and allied products manufacturing saw the largest employment drop, falling 15% after Wausau Paper closed its doors in January. Other sectors losing jobs include textiles/apparel, down 7.9%, chemicals/allied products, down 6.6% and lumber/wood, down 5.6%, following the closure of modular home manufacturer Customized Structures. Printing/publishing jobs were down 4.6%, transportation equipment fell 3.6%, stone/clay/glass jobs were down 1.8% and fabricated metal products fell 1% with the closure of Healy Systems, Inc. in Hudson.MNI
reports a third of New Hampshire
’s manufacturing workers are employed in industrial machinery and electronic products manufacturing. Industrial machinery accounts for 15,485 of the state’s jobs, down 7.6% over the year while electronic products employ 15,327, up 2.4%.
Food products manufacturing posted no change in employment. Rubber and miscellaneous plastics increased employment by 4.5% and primary metals manufacturing saw an 11% increase, according to MNI
Manchester is home to the most industrial jobs in New Hampshire
, accounting for 9,818 jobs, up 1.7% over the year. Nashua accounts for 5,535 jobs, down 30% following the relocation of a Hewlett-Packard site to Massachusetts
. Hudson is third in the state, home to 5,140 workers, up 1.4%, while fourth-ranked Keene is home to 3,645, down 3.2%. Londonderry accounts for 3,414 jobs with no significant change reported over the year.
Detailed profiles of New Hampshire
’s 2,904 manufacturers and 298 industrial distributors can be found in the 2009 New Hampshire
Manufacturers Register, available in print for $85 and on CD-ROM from $116. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), 8,602 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.