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EVANSTON, Ill, October 6th, 2008 /Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
/-- Industrial employment in Ohio
dropped 2.7% over the past 12 months according to the 2009 Ohio
Manufacturers Directory, a compilation of state industry published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. The Directory reports Ohio
lost 27,398 industrial jobs from August 2007 to August 2008, continuing the decline the state has seen over the past several years.
“As with the entire nation, and the Great Lakes states in particular, Ohio
’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.
Manufacturers’ News reports Ohio
is home to 19,454 manufacturers employing 997,952 workers, ranking 3rd in the US for number of industrial jobs. Ohio
’s losses are in line with those seen across the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest with Michigan
’s industrial employment down 5%, Indiana
’s 2.2%, West Virginia
’s 1.3% and Pennsylvania
’s 1.2%, according to earlier MNI
According to the 2009 Directory, industrial machinery and equipment manufacturing is the state’s largest manufacturing sector by employment, accounting for 151,948 of the state’s jobs, up a half percent over the year. The fabricated metal products sector accounts for 116,471 jobs, down 3.3% over the past twelve months. Transportation equipment manufacturing accounts for 109,674 jobs and is down 6.6% over the past twelve months, due partially to Ford’s closure of a transmission plant in Batavia.
Other sectors losing jobs include primary metals manufacturing, down 7.2%; paper/allied products, down 5.1%; lumber/wood, down 4.9% and furniture and fixtures, down 4.8%. Rubber and miscellaneous plastic products fell 4% following the closure of Johnson Rubber Co. in Middlefield. Electronics manufacturing employment was down 3.8% due partially to layoffs at Alcatel-Lucent in Columbus. Printing/publishing was down 3.7% and textiles/apparel, down 3.4%. Food products manufacturing was one of the few sectors to gain jobs, up 1.2%, while employment in chemical manufacturing remained stable over the year.
According to MNI
, Northeast Ohio
accounts for 363,221 of the state’s jobs or 36% of the state, down 3% over the year. Southwest Ohio
is home to 246,096 of the state’s jobs, down 3.1% over the past twelve months while Northwest Ohio
is home to 143,702, down 2.5%. South Central Ohio
’s manufacturing jobs are up 1% from a year ago with the region currently representing 104,192 of the state’s jobs. North Central Ohio
accounts for 100,168 of Ohio
’s industrial jobs, down 3.6% over the year, and Southeast Ohio
is home to 40,576, down 4.2%. MNI
’s city data shows Cincinnati manufacturers employ the most Ohio
workers at 95,704 of the state’s jobs, down 2.3% over the year. MNI
reports Cincinnati ranks among the top industrial cities in the US, at 5th in the nation for number of manufacturing jobs and 11th for number of manufacturers. Cleveland accounts for 71,380 of Ohio
’s jobs, down 4.7%, and ranks 11th for number of jobs and 7th for number of manufacturers. Columbus is home to 49,533 industrial workers, with jobs up 1% over the year, while fourth-ranked Dayton saw jobs drop 9.3% and is currently home to 34,526 industrial workers. Toledo accounts for 23,445 of the state’s jobs, down 5% over the past twelve months.
Detailed profiles of Ohio
’s 19,454 manufacturers and 1,931 industrial distributors can be found in the 2009 Ohio
Manufacturers Directory, available in print for $198 and on CD-ROM from $265. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), names and titles of 65,486 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.