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Manufacturing covers a wide range of industries, including food,
beverage, pharmaceuticals, iron and steel, textiles, lumber,
tobacco, automobiles, aerospace, and petrochemicals. In
manufacturing, there are two categories of goods produced: durable
and nondurable. Durable goods have a long life span and hold up
over time; examples of durable goods are cars, airplanes, and
washing machines. Nondurable goods have a shorter life span and
include such products as food, cosmetics, and clothing.
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