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EVANSTON, Ill, October 6th, 2015/Manufacturers' News, Inc.
/-- Manufacturing employment in Nebraska
was little changed over the past year, reports the 2016 Nebraska
Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers' News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. According to MNI
’s database of manufacturers, Nebraska
lost 236 industrial jobs from July 2014 to July 2015, or less than a half percent.MNI
is now home to 2,630 manufacturers employing 123,843 workers. MNI
data indicates from July 2010-July 2014 the state recovered about half of the 8,900 industrial jobs it lost during the recession. This most recent survey marks the first year MNI
has recorded a loss for Nebraska
since the end of the recession.
struggles with global competition, a stronger dollar, and the avian flu outbreak, its business-friendly environment and abundant natural resources continues to be a draw for many manufacturers,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “With several new companies opening or expanding in the state, this year’s slight loss may just be a bump in the road.”
Bright spots for Nebraska
included F2E Global’s recent announcement that it will open a new 600-worker beef processing plant in Minatare in 2016. In addition, veterinary pharmaceuticals maker Zoetis expanded its facility in Lincoln; Neapco Components recently expanded its automotive parts factory in Beatrice; and German sheet-metal company Graepel opened a new plant in Omaha.
Employment was little changed in the food processing industry, which accounts for the most manufacturing employment in the state, employing 38,729. Second-ranked industrial machinery, however, was a bright spot, with jobs in that sector up 3.2%, to its current level of 13,197. The third-ranked fabricated metals sector was also unchanged, currently employing 9,896.
Losses were reported in furniture/fixtures, down 12%; paper products, down 9.4%; stone/clay/glass, down 1.6%; and textiles/apparel, down 1.3%.
Industrial locations announcing closures in Nebraska
included the Land O’Frost meat processing plant in West Point. Nebraska
industries gaining jobs included transportation equipment, up 4.7%; rubber/plastics, up 5.5%; primary metals, up 3.9%; and printing/publishing, up 1.3%.
accounts for the largest share of the state’s industrial employment, with 87,059 jobs, virtually unchanged over the year. Northeast Nebraska
accounts for 26,123 jobs, down 1.2%, while Southwest Nebraska
is home to 7,720 industrial workers, down 1.2%. The state’s Northwest region accounts for 2,941 jobs, up 3.4%.
Industrial jobs in Omaha fell 2.1% over the year, reports MNI
, with the city home to the most manufacturing jobs in the state, numbering 32,045. Lincoln posted a 3.2% gain over the year, with the second-ranked city home to 19,025 jobs. Grand Island accounts for 7,929 jobs, down 1.6%, while fourth-ranked Columbus accounts for 5,012, down 5.8%. The number of jobs in fifth-ranked Dakota City held steady at 4,050, reports MNI
Detailed profiles of all Nebraska
manufacturers can be found in the 2016 Nebraska
Manufacturers Register® available in print or online. Established in 1912, Manufacturers' News, Inc.
is the nation’s oldest and largest publisher of industrial information. MNI
offers a variety of tailored solutions to help customers connect with 430,000 manufacturers and suppliers, from print directories to online subscriptions. MNI
’s industrial database subscription service EZ Select: http://www.ezselect.com
allows users to tap into a live interactive database of manufacturers, while its industrial search engine IndustryNet http://www.industrynet.com
connects buyers and suppliers and allows users to view profiles and obtain competitive quotes. MNI
’s traditional print directories are published for each state and include in-depth profiles of every manufacturer in the U.S. For more information, contact Manufacturers' News, Inc.