Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/02/2015 -- Major Manufacturers Migration South Continues with High Tech Growth
Manufacturers' Pain Points newsletter reported that Birmingham's Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the largest privately-held construction firms in the U.S., has been on the forefront, and benefited from, the migration of the manufacturing industry to the Southern states like Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. Major manufacturers like Nissan, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin continue to move new construction and operations to right-to-work states where unionization is less likely. But while manufacturing continues to be a high-growth economic opportunity in the region — in Georgia and Tennessee, manufacturing employment grew 3 percent last year ending in October, nearly twice the national average of 1.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Factory employment was above average in Alabama (2.9 percent), South Carolina (2.4 percent) and Mississippi (2 percent) as well — the labor force in the North is not keeping up the pace. Dan Parkinson, Brasfield & Gorrie Industrial Marker Sector Leader, reports the average age of construction workers is trending up, but interest in the field from students – at high school and even college level – is plummeting. It is an interesting duality and inverse relationship.
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