Notice that the new contractor requires things from the farm and other supplier. I don't see anything that actually requires manufacturing, though. Is this the first contractor that asks for the new(ish) items? I have seen cocoa, cloth, grapes, gears, oil/fuel asked for. But, not cotton, tin, sugarcane, etc.
I'm not complaining. just pointing out what I noticed.
edit: I just noticed that Krystyna asks for a few of the new items as well.