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Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

Businesses in this industry make products from minerals such as sand or stone.

These companies transform mined or quarried non-metal minerals (such as sand, gravel, stone, and clay) into products for consumption. They use processes such as grinding, mixing, cutting, and shaping. They often use heat or chemicals to change composition, purity, or chemical properties for the product. (For example, glass is produced by melting and shaping sand.) This industry also includes companies that make products such as bricks, ceramics, and glass.

This industry employs 7783 people in Minnesota.

Common Careers in this Industry

Career Median Wage
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $21.28
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators $18.18
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators $19
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $18.31
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $29.31


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