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#4260 JULY 17-20, 2019
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Wood industry loses
3,000 jobs, manufacturing
Despite the overall U.S. economy
adding a significant 196,000 jobs
last month, the manufacturing industry lost a total of 6,000 jobs.
New data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows
the bulk of the manufacturing losses came from the motorized vehicle
industry, non-metallic mineral products, and durable goods, which
includes furniture. Wood products lost 3,000 jobs. This is the first loss
in quite some time - in the 12 months prior to February, manufacturing
added an average of 22,000 jobs each month.
The construction industry was up 16,000 jobs - adding to an increase of 246,000 jobs over the past year.
Total manufacturing jobs number 12. 82 million as of March, up from
last year’s 12.61 million. The industry peaked in 1979 when jobs numbered 19. 6 million. The industry low was in February 2010 when jobs
numbered 11. 45 million. – R.D. bit.ly/2FZE5UO
Andersen Windows new
manufacturing campus in
Arizona to employ 415
Window and door manufacturer Andersen Corporation is investing $105 million
to build a 500,000 square foot manufacturing campus in Goodyear, Arizona.
Andersen recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest manufacturing and distribution facility, at which it expects to create more than 415 jobs
during the first phase of its expansion.
Andersen’s Goodyear facility will manufacture Andersen 100 Series products, one of its most popular products, made from Fibrex wood composite.
The material contains a blend of wood fiber, mostly reclaimed from Andersen
manufacturing processes, and thermoplastic polymer, some of which is also
reclaimed. Andersen says its Fibrex engineered composite has garnered more
than 25 United States patents and is a different and better material used in
numerous Andersen and Renewal by Andersen product lines.