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Industrial Info Resources

January 20, 2010 05:15 ET

Great Lakes Region Leads U.S. in Plants With 1,000+ Employees, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- While a great deal of time has been spent in the past year focusing on plant closures, the United States still has many large plants and facilities in operation. Currently, Industrial Info's North American Industrial Database contains almost 1,100 plants in the U.S. with 1,000 or more employees. Perhaps not surprisingly, the manufacturing hub of the Great Lakes region, with 263 such plants in operation, contains the most of any U.S. market region, followed by the Southwest market region, with 149 plants, and the Southeast region with 146 plants. Industrial Info is currently tracking 13 plants that are currently under construction that will have 1,000 or more employees once operational. Such facilities scheduled to open in 2010 include projects by Caterpillar Incorporated (NYSE:CAT) and Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP).

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