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EVANSTON, Ill, Nov. 28, 2007/Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
manufacturing employment grew 3% over the past twelve months according to the 2008 Wyoming
Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. MNI
) reports since September 2006 Wyoming
gained another 953 industrial jobs—the second straight year of gains MNI
has reported for the state.
’s natural resources provide some immunity to the outsourcing that has cost the country so many manufacturing jobs,” says Thomas Dubin, President of MNI
, “The state’s oil & gas, chemicals and timber industries provide a solid base of jobs that are resource-dependent, as opposed to the labor-dependent jobs that continue to leave the country.”
The oil and mining industries account for 50% of Wyoming
’s manufacturing employment. MNI
reports mining and quarrying account for 7,756 jobs while oil and gas extraction employs 8,753. These sectors reported a combined employment increase of 11.4% or 1,686 jobs since September 2006.
Industrial machinery and equipment accounts for 3,205 industrial jobs or 9.6% of the state, down 3.6% or from a year ago. Chemical manufacturing accounts for another 6.2% or 2,062 jobs, down 2.9% over the year, while printing and publishing employs 1,621, down 6.7%. MNI
reports the lumber and wood sectors lost the most jobs over the year, down 20% or 263 jobs, and currently employ 1,042.
Manufacturers’ News reports Wyoming
is now home to 1,319 manufacturers employing 33,260 workers. MNI
profiles manufacturers of all sizes, including start-up companies with just a few employees.MNI
’s regional study shows Wyoming
ranks 47th in the nation for manufacturing plants and 48th for jobs. MNI
’s job gains have outpaced those seen in many of the Mountain-Plains and Western states, with employment steady over the past 12 months in Montana
and up 1.2% in Idaho
reports 27.5% of the state’s manufacturing jobs are located in Campbell County, with 136 companies employing 9,166, up 210 jobs or 2.3% over the past 12 months. Natrona County is home to another 273 companies, employing 5,749 workers, up 556 or 10.7% from last year. Sweetwater County accounts for 123 companies employing 5,077, up 346 jobs or 7.3%. MNI
data shows Gillette is home to the most industrial jobs, representing 18.2% of the state’s manufacturing employment, or 6,072 jobs, up 3.5% from September 2006, and accounts for 125 manufacturers. Casper ranks second in the state with 4,631 jobs and 232 plants, up 13.6% or 556 jobs over the 12 months. Wright ranks third with 3,085 jobs and 8 plants with no change reported. Fourth-ranked Rock Springs accounts for 2,352 jobs, up 15.4% over the year and is home to 80 plants. Fifth-ranked Cheyenne accounts for 2,104 jobs and 90 manufacturers, down 4.1% or 90 jobs since September 2006.
Detailed profiles of Wyoming
’s 1,319 manufacturing companies and 99 distributors can be found in the 2008 Wyoming
Manufacturers Directory, available in print for $69 and on CD-ROM from $81. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), names and titles of 3,629 key executives, product(s) manufactured, annual sales, number of employees, and more. Visitors to http://www.mnileads.com
may generate custom company selections 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. For more information, contact Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
, 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL, 60201, 847-864-7000, FAX 847-332-1100.