It’s said knowledge is power . . . never truer than in the “Information Age.” This is part 4 of a 6 part series of articles, discussing the findings of Gardner Business Media’s research study, Media Usage in Manufacturing 2014 and what they might mean to the B2B marketer.
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This is the 50th edition of an independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine-tool-producing countries and compares them in U.S. dollars.
Gardner Research's Plastics Capital Spending Survey & Forecast is the largest, most comprehensive survey detailing future spending on primary processing equipment, auxiliary equipment and molds and related supplies, by U.S. plastics processing facilities. The 2015 survey forecasts spending on equipments, molds and suppliers to be $3.472 billion.
Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey is the largest, most comprehensive survey detailing future spending in the durable goods manufacturing industries.
Capacity Utilization Contracts for First Time since July 2013
Actual capacity utilization is at its lowest level since February 2014.
Production Grows at Slowest Rate since January 2014
Despite reaching its all time, the growth rate is starting to slow.