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Unformatted text preview: able wood, forest management
would need to increase the pace of clearing those
forests and provide loggers with special permits to
clear the wood.
About 2,000 people are employed in the primary
metals subsector, which includes steel and aluminum refining, as well as the manufacture of metal
alloys and super alloys. Output from the primary metals subsector provides materials for many
other industries. The success of Vestas’ operations
throughout the state should buoy this subsector.
An example of the supply chain link is a Colorado
manufacturer receiving a contract to produce wire
cables for the Brighton nacelles plant, resulting
in the addition of 50 employees. Exports of steel
products are also up, reflecting global demand.
Still, this is a capital-intensive industry where
output can be increased with little additional manpower. Total employment in primary metals is
expected to average 2,100 in 2012.
Machinery manufacturing and electrical equipment and appliances increased in Colorado with
the relocation and expansion of several companies...
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