Manufacturing is still a major economic force in NJ

Manufacturing is still a major economic force in NJ

Staff assemble blender bases on the Vitamix manufacturing facility in Strongsville, Ohio. (AP Photograph/Mark Duncan)

Friday is, “Nationwide Manufacturing Day” to shine the highlight on the contributions and challenges of producers. Right here in New Jersey, the manufacturing business is alive and properly.

Rob Stramara, chief working officer of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, a nonprofit that serves as a guiding mild for Jersey corporations giant and small, says producers listed here are challenged by the enterprise local weather, by the necessity for expert labor and maintaining with know-how.

“The challenges are actually primarily enterprise challenges,” he stated. The challenges additionally embrace permitting manufacturing companies to reinvest of their corporations to spur progress.

He says a number of the points dealing with producers are monetary, corresponding to taxes and funding issues. Others are environmental points. Stramara says they chip away on the backside line, and make the problem of progress via reinvesting within the firm troublesome.

In accordance with Stramara, probably the most irritating issues they hear is the declare that New Jersey manufacturing is lifeless. He says it isn’t.

“There are 15,000 corporations within the state of New Jersey which are producers or corporations that help manufacturing ultimately.”

Manufacturing in New Jersey consists of chemical compounds and prescription drugs and meals manufacturing, offering jobs for greater than 300,000 individuals.

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program will mark Manufacturing Day on the Palace within the Somerset part of Franklin, in an occasion that may run from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., together with awards and workshops. They anticipate about 500 individuals to attend.

Joe Cutter is the afternoon information anchor on New Jersey one hundred and one.5. Contact him at

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