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in 2012, with employment dropping to 81,700.
36 The nonmetallic minerals subsector is a diverse
group that includes pottery, plumbing fixtures,
glass products, brick, tile, concrete and stone
products, and high-tech porcelain electrical products. This subsector has been strained by subdued
construction activity. Both building and nonbuilding construction industry projections, though
positive, are expected to remain weak in 2012. New
products within this subsector, such as the emergence of energy-efficient building materials, may
buoy it to some degree, but not enough to support
employment gains. Nonmetallic minerals manufacturing should maintain its employment base in
2012, averaging 6,800 jobs for the year.
The fabricated metals subsector provides products
and materials for many other industries, everything from steel beams for construction to component parts for a myriad of other products, virtually anything with metal content. Employment in
this subsector fluctuates with demand from other
industries. Companies range from small suppliers
to producers of industrial machinery. The continued buil...
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