EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Nevada increased 2.2% over the past year according to the 2013 Nevada Manufacturers Directory®, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Nevada gained 1,233 industrial jobs between October 2011 and October 2012, the first gain MNI has reported for the state since 2007.
Manufacturers' News reports Nevada is now home to 1,813 manufacturers employing 56,188 workers.
"Nevada continues to see its manufacturing sector improve," says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. "Although the state's industrial sector still suffers from the ailing housing industry, it maintains a winning mix of low business costs and abundant natural resources."
Plants announcing openings in Nevada included Dairy Farmers of America's dry-milk processing facility in Fallon; Germany-based Spreadshirt's garment plant in Henderson; NOW Foods' facility in Sparks; Carboline's industrial coatings factory in Dayton; and a Wasco Skylight location in Reno. In addition, Great Basin Brewery acquired a new facility in Reno and expanded production, and Rockwood Lithium announced an expansion of its operations in Silver Peak.
MNI reports metal mining is Nevada's largest industrial sector with 6,977 jobs, up 10.2% over the year. Printing and publishing accounts for 5,375 jobs, down 4.9% Third-ranked fabricated metals accounts for 5,122 jobs, down 10% over the past twelve months.
Industrial sectors that gained jobs included electronics, up 16%; furniture/fixtures, up 7.9%; chemicals, up 7.9%; industrial machinery and equipment, up 7.5%; and paper products, up 2.4%. Losses were seen in lumber/wood, down 31%, following the closure of MasterBrand's North Las Vegas plant, among others. Additional losses included primary metals, down 18%; textiles/apparel, down 4.9%; rubber/plastics, down 3.3%; and transportation equipment, down 2.7%.
MNI's city data shows Las Vegas is Nevada's top city for manufacturing employment, home to 17,008 jobs, down 1.6% over the year. Second-ranked Reno accounts for 9,080 jobs, with employment up 2.2%. Industrial employment in Sparks increased 7% and is currently home to 4,670 industrial workers. Henderson accounts for 4,084 industrial jobs, up 3.7%, while North Las Vegas accounts for 3,553 jobs with no significant change reported.
Detailed profiles of Nevada's 1,813 manufacturers and 315 distributors can be found in the 2013 Nevada Manufacturers Directory®, available in print for $86, or available online through MNI's subscription-based service at www.ezselect.com. Users may generate custom profiles of manufacturers using a variety of criteria, including area or zip code, county, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, and more. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), 6,789 executives by name and title, product(s) manufactured, annual sales, and number of employees. MNI also maintains IndustryNet.com, an industrial search engine designed specifically for locating manufacturers and suppliers nationwide, and has recently launched an expansion and relocation guide for manufacturers.
Manufacturers' News, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest publisher of state manufacturers directories. For 100 years the company has identified, researched and profiled manufacturing establishments. MNI employs an 85-person editorial staff to scour state business registrations, trade journals, financial reports, and many other sources to pinpoint every manufacturing establishment in the U.S. Each manufacturer is contacted throughout the year to update their profiles, including their employee counts. For more information, contact Manufacturers' News, Inc., 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL, 60201, 847-864-7000, FAX 847-332-1100. www.manufacturersnews.com. Information is also available on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE Manufacturers' News, Inc.