New Hampshire Manufacturing Jobs Increased A Half Percent Over Past Year

Jan 08, 2013, 10:15 ET from Manufacturers' News, Inc.

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial jobs in New Hampshire increased a half percent over the year according to the 2013 New Hampshire Manufacturers Register, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports New Hampshire gained 335 manufacturing jobs from October 2011 to October 2012.

Manufacturers' News reports New Hampshire is now home to 2,628 manufacturers employing 82,132 workers.

"New Hampshire 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. "The state's educated workforce and low business costs have made it easier for manufacturers to expand."

Several companies manufacturing in New Hampshire have announced expansions including Foss Manufacturing in Hampton; Kluber Lubrication in Londonderry; and Freudenberg North America's locations in Bristol and Northfield. In addition, Webster Valve announced the establishment of a new facility in Franklin; and Atrium Medical will open a newly expanded facility in Merrimack.

MNI reports electronics remains New Hampshire's largest manufacturing sector by employment with 13,258 jobs, up 1.8% over the year. Second-ranked industrial machinery and equipment accounts for 12,801 jobs, with no significant change reported. Third-ranked instruments/related products accounts for 9,013 industrial jobs, virtually unchanged over the year.

Industrial sectors that gained jobs over the year included paper products, up 10.2%; transportation equipment, up 4.9%; chemicals, up 3.9%; rubber/plastics, up 3.8%; and lumber/wood, up 1%. Losses were seen in printing/publishing, down 6.6%; fabricated metals, down 5.3%; furniture/fixtures, down 4.7%; and textiles/apparel, down 3%.

Industrial locations announcing closures included Thermo Fisher Scientific's facility in Newington; RR Donnelly's plant in Manchester; and Isaacson Structural Steel in Berlin.

MNI's city data shows Manchester is New Hampshire's top city for manufacturing employment, with 8,268 jobs, down 3.2% over the year. Nashua ranks second with 5,504 industrial jobs, up 3.4%, while Hudson accounts for 4,377 jobs, up 2.8%. Londonderry accounts for 4,266 jobs, down 3.4% over the past twelve months, while fifth-ranked Portsmouth accounts for 3,644 industrial workers, 6% more than a year ago. 

Detailed profiles of New Hampshire's 2,628 manufacturers and 345 distributors can be found in the 2013 New Hampshire Manufacturers Register®, available in print for $93, or available online through MNI's subscription-based service at 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), 9,005 executives by name and title, product(s) manufactured, annual sales, and number of employees. MNI also maintains, 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 101 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. Information is also available on Facebook and Twitter.       

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