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Welcome to our weekly rundown of the most in-demand industrial products and services in the U.S. right now. At MNI, as well as providing quality industrial sales leads among 400,000+ industrial business in the U.S., we also keep track of what equipment, parts, services millions of industrial buyers are searching for across 11,000 distinct product and service categories on our industrial marketplace IndustryNet.
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The U.S. manufacturing sector continues to show signs of strength in 2021. New orders and output continue to trend up, while more industrial buyers are looking for supplies closer to home.



And in an especially encouraging sign for the U.S. manufacturing sector, we saw a number of new manufacturing plants opening in February 2021. Many of the new enterprises were in response to the pandemic, either producing critical supplies, or responding to new consumer demand.



Others were seen in the transportation equipment, food industry and cannabis. Today, we are going to explore the new manufacturing plants announced this busy month.
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COVID-19 has disrupted global supply chains, and as a result, manufacturers are facing challenges like shipping delays and closures from some of their suppliers. They're turning to new suppliers and partners to adapt.



In fact, in April 2020, the industrial marketplace IndustryNet saw category searches increase by 42%. This trend reflects the growing number of manufacturers looking for domestic supplies.
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Looking to do business in Alabama? Having some insight into the state's manufacturing climate can give you a big advantage when it comes to talking to Alabama manufacturers.



Today, we're exploring the latest statistics on Alabama's manufacturing sector and providing information on the ten largest manufacturing companies in the state.
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"Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime." -Proverb



Substitute "sale" for "fish" and that Proverb applies to your company. There are as many ways to fish as there are fishermen. Some techniques work better than others, depending on your desired outcome. For highly-qualified B2B leads, nearly half of marketing departments surveyed rely on account-based marketing to increase their ROI.
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Electronic components are critical to U.S. industries. In fact, average sales approached $303 billion last year, making up 1.5% of all manufacturing sales.



MNI's data on the electronic components industry can help you get a handle on this lucrative market.
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Ask any salesperson, and they will say that sales is the most important position in the company because it drives revenue. Ask any marketer, and they will say that marketing is the most important position in the company because their words drive the leads.



Smarketing relies on putting egos aside and realizing that the two teams are intertwined. A combined approach of sales and marketing, with each recognizing and appreciating the strengths of the other, produces higher-quality marketing materials and higher-dollar sales closures.
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New data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the U.S. manufacturing sector shed jobs for the first time since the height of the pandemic-related job losses suffered in the spring of 2020. But which specific industries lost and gained jobs? We'll take a look at that in a moment, but first let's let the general takeaways from the employment summary.

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With a robust economy, abundant capital funding, an educated workforce, and sharp focus on technology and innovation, Minnesota has a lot to offer manufacturers. According to CNBC�s Best States for Business list, the state of Minnesota ranks 7th in the nation for business conditions, scoring an "A" for technology and innovation, and an "A+" for education.



Today, we're exploring the latest statistics on Minnesota's robust manufacturing sector and diving into the ten largest manufacturing companies in the state.
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B2B sales professionals face a raft of obstacles and challenges, from the prospecting stage to pitching a proposal to closing a deal. But it's important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to common presumptions in B2B sales. Keep moving forward with these 21 eye-opening sales & prospecting statistics!
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The textile industry ranks among the oldest manufacturing industries in the United States, starting with Samuel Slater's yarn spindle plant, established in Rhode Island in the year 1790.



The industry has expanded significantly since then, but suffered greatly from the Great Depression and other more recent factors such as COVID-19 and trade disputes. Nevertheless, this industry remains a critical one. This article will explore some of the key facts and trends in the textile industry in 2021 and will explore the industry's largest textile mills.
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U.S. manufacturers started out 2021 on an especially strong note. New orders, production and employment remain in expansion territory, while domestic sourcing continues to trend up on the industrial marketplace IndustryNet.



And, in a particularly good sign for the U.S. manufacturing sector, we saw a flurry of new plant announcements in January 2021. Several new facilities opened up in response to the pandemic, while some major new operations were announced in the transportation equipment, biotech and cannabis industries. Today, we are going to explore the new manufacturing plants announced this busy month.
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Tennessee's competitive labor costs, solid infrastructure and favorable business environment continue to draw manufacturers to the state. The state was recently ranked fifth in the nation for its business climate by the International Economic Development Council (IDEC), and with major strongholds in the transportation equipment, food processing and machinery industries, Tennessee remains a top destination to do business.



Today, we're focusing on the latest trends in Tennessee's diverse manufacturing sector and exploring the ten largest manufacturing companies in the Volunteer State.
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Hoists and cranes are used extensively in a large number of industries. At docks, massive harbor crane units transfer shipping containers from intermodal trains to ships. Electric utility and telecom companies use service trucks to elevate workers and equipment up to lines for maintenance. Both construction and manufacturing companies use hoists and cranes for moving large objects around plants and job sites.



With the versatility and importance of hoists and cranes, this industry is crucial for global economic success. Here are the top hoist and crane manufacturers in the U.S. that help enable that success.
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Your company provides an array of quality goods to manufacturers, yet your sales are slipping. Your company prides itself on the services you offer to manufacturers, yet sales remain stagnant. Why? Competitors.



You know that you have competitors. Successfully running your company is at the forefront of your mind, but somewhere in the back, you know that competitors exist. You may even think that you have a pretty good idea of which companies comprise your main competitors.



It's time to bring those thoughts to the forefront and perform a competitor analysis.
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With its skilled labor pool, low business costs and abundance of shovel-ready sites, North Carolina has wide-ranging appeal for manufacturers. In 2020, a number of new enterprises set up shup in the Tar Heel State, including Eli Lily's plans to establish a new pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Durham County and the establishment of digital fabricator Symmetrix in Statesville.



Today, we're focusing on the latest trends in North Carolina's industrial sector and exploring the state's ten largest manufacturing companies.
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Data decay is a leading cause of data inconsistencies, which can result in wasted time, resources and ultimately can have a negative impact on your bottom line. Plus, working with outdated and inconsistent data is just plain frustrating. But how prevalent is this problem?
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You know that data decay impacts your sales & marketing efforts, but do you really know the extent of the damage? See how the costs of data decay might be far greater than you think and learn more about why good data matters in this infographic.
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Statistics on email marketing abound on the web and the data overwhelmingly suggests that as the highest ROI digital channel, email marketing is still the most effective way to drive traffic and conversions. Since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe and transformed the way we communicate, email marketing has become even more relevant. Today, we're diving into specific stats on email marketing as we set sail into 2021.
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New data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that manufacturing employment in the U.S. rose even as the larger economy lost jobs in December.

Losses were sharpest in leisure and hospitality, which saw a decline of 498,000 jobs as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the service economy.

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Good data is worth its weight in gold, helping you explore new markets, build better relationships, make better decisions and propel your business. In short, good data helps brings in the dough and choosing a data provider is among the most crucial decisions you'll make for your organization. To aid your data decision, explore the top attributes of a good B2B data provider, and see what IndustrySelect has to offer in this infographic.
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Between distractions and sudden changes in the business environment, it can be difficult to stay on task and be productive.



To get the most out of your business, you need to use productivity tools. There are a vast array of products and services that can help you optimize your time in the office. Below is a description of some of the more critical productivity categories and a list of some solutions that we think you'll find very useful in 2021.
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2020 was undoubtedly one for the history books. The manufacturing world was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, from supply chain disruptions to labor shortages and widespread shutdowns. In many ways, IndustrySelect's most popular stories for 2020 reflected the efforts of sales, marketing and business development professionals to understand the struggles of their valuable manufacturing clients, improve communications and discover new opportunities amid this remarkable year.
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2020 was an unprecedented year for manufacturers. As coronavirus swept the globe, industrial companies faced the worst downturn since the Great Depression, and several months later experienced the sharpest rebound since the 1980s. Through it all, U.S. manufacturers continued to open up new manufacturing companies and expand existing ones as the sector progressed in its slow climb back from pandemic lows. Today, we've compiled the most exciting new manufacturing companies announced in 2020.

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Manufacturing encompasses a broad array of skills and expertise, so finding the right people for the job can be a long and difficult process.



In today's world, there is often not enough time or in-house personnel to recruit, hire and manage new staff. Because of this, many manufacturing companies choose to work with staffing agencies to find the right team members.



However, managing the needs of employers and the abilities of potential employees was challenging enough before the onset of COVID-19.

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Home to 25,000 manufacturers and more than a million industrial workers, California is the largest manufacturing state in the U.S. The state's abundance of skilled labor and access to capital has drawn some key innovative enterprises to its borders, particularly in the aerospace and electronics industries.



Today we're focusing on the latest trends in California manufacturing, including the state's top industries and cities, and we'll also explore its ten largest manufacturing companies.
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New data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that job openings in non-durable goods manufacturing hit an all-time high in October. This follows a disappointing jobs report released by the Labor Department earlier in the month which found the U.S. manufacturing sector added just 27,000 jobs in November, down slightly from October�s gain of 38,000.



Manufacturers hired at a much brisker pace in the late spring and early summer as industrial firms resumed production, but the sector is still 599,000 jobs shy of pre-pandemic levels.
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Glass manufacturers provide essential materials for different industries, including construction, manufacturing, automotive, telecommunications and consumer products.



This sector has experienced steady growth over the past few years, and there are new products and opportunities to be aware of when selling to glass manufacturers.
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Even with a vaccine on the horizon, the specter of COVID-19 looms large over your operations and those of your customers. So, the adage "Proper prior planning prevents poor performance" is especially true as you solidify your marketing strategy to increase sales in 2021.



In addition to the vaccine, governments and businesses are learning more about mitigating COVID-19's spread, allowing health and economic concerns to be addressed at the same time without adversely affecting one another.



In January 2020, the world was just beginning to experience the pandemic and its widespread effect. As your company approaches 2021, uncertainty remains, but you also bring with you the lessons learned in 2020, allowing you to be more proactive in your sales and marketing initiatives.



In the words of Bill Gates, "Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent."[i]
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With its low business costs, top-notch infrastructure, and generous incentive programs, Indiana is a major state for manufacturing, home to some major names in the pharmaceutical, automotive and steelmaking industries. This article will explore some key statistics on Indiana's manufacturing sector and provide a look at the state's top companies.
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