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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Housing Permits Continue to Improve

Housing permits were above 100,000 in April for the first time since June 2008.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Capacity Utilization Contracts for Second Month in a Row

Capacity utilization is weakening at a faster rate than industrial production.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Production Grows at Slowest Rate since Jan. 2010

The annual rate of growth decelerated for the third straight month.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cutting Tool Orders Increase in March at Fastest Rate of 2015

Cutting tool orders have grown at annual rate of 2.7% for four straight months.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2015 Tooling & Workholding Survey and Forecast for Cutting Tools is $3.5 Billion

2015 Tooling & Workholding Survey and Forecast for Cutting Tools is $3.5 Billion; Plants with 100-249 Employees Plan to Spend the Largest Amount; Metalcutting Job Shops Largest Spenders $3.5 Billion Market Projected for Cutting Tools Plants with 100 to 249 employees are the largest segment of this market with projected spending of $901.7 million.
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