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U.S. MARKET ANALYSIS

The industrial product group listed here - Gear Drives - represented a market in 2001 of $2.3 billion, according to estimates by Industrial Market Information, Minneapolis. These charts show the top ten industries, by SIC ...
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Calculation of I.D.A. Inflation Index for March 2002

Summary of I.D.A. Inflation Index for the last 12 months:Mar Index 233.8Feb Index 234.0Jan 2002 Index 234.0Dec 2001 Index 233.9Nov Index 233.5Oct Index 233.8Sep Index 233.8Aug Index 233.3Jul Index 233.6Jun Index 233.0May Index 232.9Apr Index ...
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Purchasing managers index bumps up

Purchasing managers index bumps upEconomic activity in the manufacturing sector grew for the second consecutive month in March, according to the monthly survey of purchasing executives by the Institute for Supply Management. The overall economy ...
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Calculation of I.D.A. Inflation Index for February 2002

Summary of I.D.A. Inflation Index for the last 12 months:Feb Index 234.0Jan 2002 Index 234.0Dec 2001 Index 233.9Nov Index 233.5Oct Index 233.8Sep Index 233.8Aug Index 233.3Jul Index 233.6Jun Index 233.0May Index 232.9Apr Index 232.5Mar Index ...
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MDM's Industrial Distributor Average Q1, 2002

Modern Distribution Management, with the help of Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated has developed MDM's Industrial Distributor Average as a means of monitoring quarterly stock price performance of selected publicly traded industrial products distributors.Note ...
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History lesson

A cycle in this industry seems to be proving out. About every ten years, a roll-up in some form evolves, grows and explodes. The reasons are varied and extend beyond financing and economic climate issues. ...
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January machine tool consumption off 40%

January U.S. machine tool consumption totaled $149.63 million, according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC ...
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A perception gap

The popular press has once again taken the latest economic indications and proclaimed the recession is 'probably' over and that it 'will be recorded as one of the mildest in U.S. history.'Balderdash. Show-of-hands poll at ...
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U.S. MARKET ANALYSIS

The industrial product group listed here - Cutting Tools & Machine Tool Accessories - represented a market in 2001 of $4.9 billion, according to estimates by Industrial Market Information, Minneapolis.These charts show the top ten ...
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Tough times are just beginning

Wholesale distribution channels have been generally challenged and consolidating for years, but the distributor-to-industry sector has been sorely tested by a prolonged slump for the past 18+ months. Manufacturing America, which these distributors serve, ...
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