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New Hampshire Gained Manufacturing Jobs In 2015

Contact: Jennifer Ratcliff
Manufacturers' News, Inc.
1633 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-9440 ext. 241

EVANSTON, Ill, February 9th, 2015/Manufacturers' News, Inc./-- New Hampshire gained manufacturing jobs over the past year, reports the 2016 New Hampshire Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to MNI’s database of manufacturers, New Hampshire gained 592 manufacturing jobs from November 2014 to November 2015.

New Hampshire is now home to 2,462 manufacturers employing 81,325 workers.

New Hampshire is one of the most business-friendly states in New England, and its workforce is among the nation’s most educated,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “However, the state lags in other key areas such as access to capital and infrastructure.”

New Hampshire industrial sectors reporting gains included chemicals, up 4.8%; fabricated metals, up 3.4%; lumber/wood, up 3.1%; food products up 1.1%; and stone/clay/glass, up 1%.

Bright spots for the state included RHM International’s plans to establish a transformer manufacturing plant in Sagamore Industrial Park, and the expansion announced for GE Aviation’s engine parts facility in Hooksett.

Gains were offset by losses in electronics, the state’s second-largest sector by employment, down 2.1% to 10,840 jobs. The industrial machinery sector, the state’s top industry by employment, posted a half percent loss, currently employing 13,492. Additional losses were reported in furniture/fixtures, down 5%, and paper products, down 3.8%.

Industrial locations announcing closures included Benchmark Electronics in Londonderry; Hitchiner Manufacturing in Littleton; and GM Nameplate, which moved operations from Dover to North Carolina.

City data collected by MNI shows Manchester remains New Hampshire’s top city by manufacturing employment, up 1% over the year to 7,828 jobs. Industrial employment in second-ranked Nashua declined 1.1% to 5,523 jobs, and climbed 2.6% in third-ranked Londonderry to 4,142. Hudson ranks fourth statewide with 4,049 manufacturing jobs, 1.6% less than a year ago, while Portsmouth ranks fifth with 3,948 jobs, up 2.9%.

Detailed profiles of all New Hampshire manufacturers can be found in the 2016 New Hampshire 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: allows users to tap into a live interactive database of manufacturers, while its industrial search engine IndustryNet 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.
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