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EVANSTON, Ill, October 4th, 2011 /Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
/-- Industrial employment in New York
declined 1% over the past twelve months according to the 2012 New York
Manufacturers Register®, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. MNI
reports New York
lost 6,852 industrial jobs between August 2010 and August 2011, an improvement compared to the 2.5% drop recorded by MNI
over the 2009-2010 survey period, and the 5.9% lost between August 2008 and August 2009.
Manufacturers’ News reports New York
is now home to 17,098 manufacturers employing 735,731 workers.
“The recovery is gaining momentum in New York
and across the U.S.,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “The state’s educated workforce and investments in innovative technologies, as well as its access to capital have been a draw for a variety of enterprises.”
Bright spots for the state included Norampac’s announcement that it will construct a new “green” packaging plant in Niagara Falls; the expansions of dairy products maker Agro Farma in Columbus, Irving Tissue in Fort Edward, and wind turbine maker WindTamer in Rochester. Time Releases Sciences, Inc. announced an expansion of their “Magic Eraser” cleaning supplies facility in Buffalo; Germanow-Simon will expand a precision optics plastic injection facility in Rochester; and Great Lakes Cheese expanded their plant in Adams.
Printing and publishing remains New York
’s top industrial sector by employment, accounting for 120,263 of the state’s jobs, down 3.2% over the past twelve months. Second-ranked industrial machinery and equipment saw employment rise by 1% and currently accounts for 78,668 manufacturing jobs. Third-ranked electronics gained 1.8% and currently employs 78,562.
Industrial sectors that lost jobs over the year included furniture/fixtures, down 4.1%; transportation equipment, down 3.9%; lumber/wood, down 3%; and food products, down 1.5%. Gains were seen in rubber/plastics, up 1.2% and instruments/related products, up 1%.
Losses for the state included Hostess’ closure of its Jamaica, NY Wonder Bread plant; the closure of Pinnacle Foods’ Birds Eye corporate headquarters in Rochester; Quad/Graphics’ shuttering of its Depew print manufacturing location; the closure of a New Process Gear location in DeWitt and layoffs at Pfizer’s Pearl River plant.MNI
reports the New York
Metro Area, including the New York
City exurbs, accounts for 396,784 manufacturing jobs, down 1.4% over the past twelve months. The Western region of the state accounts for the second-most industrial jobs with 189,385, virtually unchanged from a year ago. Rochester and Buffalo represent 35% of these jobs with Rochester home to 44,342 workers, down 1.4% over the past year, and Buffalo home to 22,831, down 1.5%. Central New York
is home to 100,488 industrial workers, down 2.7%. The Upstate/Adirondack region accounts for 49,074 of the state’s jobs, down 1.6% over the past twelve months.
Detailed profiles of New York
’s 17,098 manufacturers and 2,493 industrial distributors can be found in the 2012 New York
Manufacturers Register®, available in print for $208 and on CD-ROM from $279. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), 51,822 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.