Ohio (again) adds manufacturing jobs

Ohio (again) adds manufacturing jobs

Dec 22, 2015

By Dayton Business Journal

Ohio’s manufacturing economy is showing no signs of a let down. That’s because manufacturing jobs in the state have increased for the fourth consecutive year, according to Manufacturing News Inc.

Its report shows the Buckeye State added 9,742 manufacturing jobs from September of 2014 to September of this year.

That growth is vital to the health of Ohio’s economy as the state is home to roughly 17,000 manufacturers who employ 900,000 workers.

This also is true in the Dayton region as manufacturing drives more than $6 billion in annual payroll in a 14-county region surrounding Dayton, according to a study commissioned by the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association.

Among statewide bright spots for the industry, the new report touts Ford’s plan to move production from Mexico to Avon Lake and the opening of UGN Inc.’s factory in Monroe.

In addition, expansions were announced at several auto suppliers including Johnson Controls in Toledo, Fuyao Glass America in Moraine and Pennex Aluminum in Wellsville.

“Ohio’s industrial base has achieved a remarkable turnaround following the recession’s steep losses, particularly in the all-important auto sector,” said Tom Dubin, president of Manufacturing News. “With its ease of logistics, favorable business climate, and top-notch incentive programs, the state continues to make large strides toward recovery.”


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