Some colorado builders are beginning to use the wood

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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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