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AMT Reports Manufacturing Technology Orders Up

October 8, 2012
August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $470.44 million according to the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 3.4% from July but down 4.7% when compared with the total of $493.60 million reported for August 2011. With a year-to-date total of $3,606.56 million, 2012 is up 4.1% compared with 2011. These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program. "It's a great sign for the industry to see both month-to-month and year-over-year gains in August, historically one of the slowest months for orders," said Douglas K. Woods, AMT president. "With U.S. manufacturers still working through five months' worth of backlogs along with what seemed to be exceptional order activity at IMTS this September, we may very well see a record year for USMTO over and above the last peak in 2011."