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Manufacturing Recovery in the U.S.?

Posted August 31, 2011 7:47 AM

Some statistics indicate, at least in the U.S., that manufacturing orders have doubled so far for 2011 as compared to last year. Machinery shipments rose gradually in four of the last five months, and machine tool consumption increased in all regions tracked. Is your organization experiencing this upward trend?

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08/31/2011 10:40 PM

Doubling last year orders might not mean much if last year's orders were close to zero ...

It still looks like we will have a few years of slow progress before enough of the mal-investments of the last 10-20 years are corrected.

We must adjust to leaner times.

Good luck everyone.

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09/01/2011 1:15 PM

It's relative, right? This is good news for "those" that remain, but there is the loss of U.S. manufacturing industries, total, that will likely never be recovered.

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Re: Manufacturing Recovery in the U.S.?

09/03/2011 11:34 AM

Productivity has tripled since 1975

employment in the manufacturing sector has steadily declined

http://mercatus.org/publication/us-manufacturing-output-vs-j

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