Manufacturers’ News, Inc. — For the first time in thirteen years, New Jersey gained manufacturing jobs, reports the 2014 New Jersey Manufacturers Register®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI in 2013, New Jersey posted a half percent gain in manufacturing employment, or 2,674 jobs, the first annual increase the industrial publisher recorded for the state since 2000.

Manufacturers’ News reports New Jersey is now home to 9,363 manufacturers employing 401,670 workers.

MNI reports the chemicals industry in New Jersey accounts for the most manufacturing employment, with 78,193 jobs, up 5.4% in 2013. Other gains included transportation equipment, up 3.3%; rubber/plastics, up 1.6%; and food products, up 1.2%.

“New Jersey’s industrial sector has long suffered from high business costs and global competition. Its top-notch workforce combined with the state’s investment in biotechnology will hopefully continue to support this upward trend,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company.

Losses were reported in lumber/wood, down 5.8%; stone/clay/glass, down 3.8%; and furniture/fixtures, down 3%.

MNI reports manufacturing employment in Newark increased 5.2% in 2013. Industrial jobs in Piscataway increased 3.6% and 3.1% in Parsippany. A loss of 5.5% was recorded for Princeton, while jobs remained unchanged in Moorestown.

Manufacturing companies expanding in New Jersey included Amneal Pharmaceuticals’; Silvi Concrete; and fragrance maker Shiseido America.

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Detailed profiles of all New Jersey manufacturers and distributors can be found in the 2014 New Jersey 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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