Orders for power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) products, systems and service are at their best pace in several years, say most managers who participated in the PTDA's 2004 Annual Member Forecast Survey. Customer activity jumped at many companies late in 2003'and quotes have been turning into sales.
'We had a couple of real strong months toward the end of 2003,' said Andy Nations, president of Bearings & Drives Inc., a distribution firm based in Macon, GA. 'We had customers bring projects they had put off for a couple of years out of mothballs It seems like most people are cautiously optimistic.'
The same was true at Miller Bearings, Inc., a distributor headquartered in Orlando, FL.
'We had a strong fourth quarter and we're trending on a positive note,' said Craig ...