Michigan Continues Robust Recovery

By USDR

Manufacturers’ News, Inc. — Manufacturing employment in Michigan increased two percent in 2013, reports the 2014 Michigan Manufacturers Directory®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, Michigan manufacturers added 13,084 jobs from January 2013 to January 2014, representing a third straight year of gains.

“Manufacturers in Michigan are making large strides, particularly in the all-important auto sector, and the high-tech manufacturing hub planned for the state should boost its reputation as a center for innovation”

MNI recorded its first gain for Detroit in several years, up 1.8% in 2013. Manufacturing jobs also increased in Auburn Hills, up 5.8%; Grand Rapids, up 4.5%; Sterling Heights, up 3.6%; and Warren, up 1.8%.

Manufacturers’ News reports Michigan is now home to 14,194 manufacturers employing 662,635 workers.

According to the database of manufacturers, gains were led by transportation equipment, up 2% in 2013. Transportation equipment ranks first in the state for industrial employment with 131,109 jobs.

“Manufacturers in Michigan are making large strides, particularly in the all-important auto sector, and the high-tech manufacturing hub planned for the state should boost its reputation as a center for innovation” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912.

Additional manufacturing sectors adding jobs in Michigan included chemicals, up 9.5%; stone/clay/glass, up 4%; paper products, up 2.3%; and industrial machinery and equipment, up 2.1%. Losses were reported in electronics, down 8.8%; rubber/plastics, down 5%; and printing/publishing, down 2.2%.

For the full story, including a list of plant expansions in Michigan, please click here.

Detailed profiles of all Michigan manufacturers and distributors can be found in the 2014 Michigan Manufacturers Directory® 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. 847-864-7000. http://www.manufacturersnews.com

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