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MHEDA Suppliers Anticipating Continued Strong Growth in 2018

The mood on the supplier side of the material handlin industry is generally upbeat going into 2018. While a few companies predicted their sales would soar by 30 percent or more, most saw growth in the 5-10% range. Read more in the 2018 Suppliers Forecast by clicking here.

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MAPI Economic Forecast: Investment Spending Will Drive Growth

By The MAPI Foundation. Reprinted with permission from MAPI Manufacturing production continues to outpace overall economic growth and will be led more by investment than by consumer-driven advances over the next 18 months, according to a new report. The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Quarterly Economic Forecast predicts that inflation-adjusted gross domestic product will expand 2.5% in 2014 ...

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Continued Stability in the Market

By Brian Feehan, President, ITA In the aftermath of the midterm elections, the balance of power in the US Senate has changed hands. What impact will that have on business, tax structure, regulations and overall economic activity? Will this slim majority break the deadlock in Washington? How will the markets react? US Economic Activity Let me start with a high ...

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CEMA Expects Growth

By Robert Reinfried, Executive Vice President, CEMA The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) tracks new orders and shipped sales volume in nine classes of unit handling equipment and four classes of bulk handling equipment. The executives representing CEMA member companies who attended the Fall Meeting expressed optimism for the remainder of 2014. As a result of this optimism, the updated ...

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MHI Predicts 8-9% Growth for 2015

By George Prest, CEO, MHI MHI expects economic fundamentals to favorably support expansion for material handling equipment in 2015. Using MHI’s Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) forecast as a proxy, material handling equipment orders are forecasted to grow 8-9 percent in 2014 and 2015. Even though the stock market has been volatile, we are confident in the fundamentals in the ...

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