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A full plate for the fabricated metal products industry

January 1, 2014
François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist • Yves St-Maurice, Senior Director and Deputy Chief Economist • Joëlle Noreau, Senior Economist

The fabricated metal product manufacturing industry is present in all spheres of economic activity ranging from the manufacturing of bolts and beams to custom parts, microelectronics and giant turbines. In Quebec, the industry’s 40,000 obs account for some 10% of all manufacturing employees. It may be big, but the fabricated metal products industry is not immune to the pressures of foreign competition. And while it has the advantage of being present in many sectors, this also means exposure to their ups and downs. Still, an improving global economy and growing opportunities in growth sectors mean a bright future is in store.

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