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Machine tool consumption will end the year at $7 billion, and Gardner forecasts a further 11 percent growth in 2019.
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GBI: Medical First quarter 2018 financial results show a solidly performing medical industry.  Wall Street’s expectations are for improving growth through 2020.  This is good for manufacturing firms supply durable goods to the medical industry.
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Download the results of Gardner Intelligence's annual Capital Spending Survey that includes forecasted spending on machine tools, testing equipment, software and more that are then projected across the metalworking industry based on plant size.

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Capacity Utilization Climbs to Highest Level in Three Years With backlogs still growing at a strong albeit slower rate, capacity utilization should see accelerating growth through at least the end of 2018. 
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Change in 10-Yr Treasury Holding Steady Bucking the recent trend, the change in the 10-year Treasury rate has leveled off, indicating that the affect on spending may be relatively muted.
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Durable Goods Production Accelerates for Third Month The annual rate of growth accelerated to 2.6 percent, which was the fastest rate of annual growth since March 2015.
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