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AMT News - September 2016
Market Snapshot
 - Durable manufacturing trends
 - Is your business facing an uncertain future?
 - New data available for Map U.S. Markets
 - China – the world's biggest machine tool market
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AMT News - September 2016 Interactive pdf
Market Snapshot
 - Durable manufacturing trends
 - Is your business facing an uncertain future?
 - New data available for Map U.S. Markets
 - China – the world's biggest machine tool market
   … and more  (more)
Trump unveils his economic vision to make America first again
With Detroit as the backdrop, Donald Trump delivered his first major economic address last month, promising that “the Motor City will come roaring back” under his leadership. He cited the rise and fall of the auto industry as one example of failed policy and introduced a four-point plan to change this country’s course. It’s focused on tax reform, regulatory reform, trade reform and energy reform.    (more)
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Members: Help us tell the story of U.S. manufacturing
I don’t need to tell you about the insanity of this election season. Discussion about manufacturing has been largely absent, but also misguided when it does come up. Most of the campaign speeches center on bringing back jobs that went overseas, but doing it by sending a torpedo through our trade agreements. In other words, turning back the progress we’ve made at opening markets and leveling the global playing field.  (more)
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Meet Brandon Croarkin, industry analyst with AMT
“A cool mix of creativity and logic” is how Brandon describes his job as an industry analyst with AMT’s Strategic Analytics group, which provides members with services to enhance their businesses. From conducting market research to identifying potential sales leads in certain geographic regions, the Strategic Analytics team aims to help members solve pressing business challenges with a streamlined research process, cross-functional knowledge and access to key data resources.   (more)
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AMT and SME Announce Major Partnership to Co-Produce Five Manufacturing Events
(CHICAGO – Sept. 13, 2016) – AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and SME have announced a major new partnership for a series of regional co-branded trade shows focused on the manufacturing technology industry. The collaboration encompasses the existing EASTEC, WESTEC, SOUTH-TEC, HOUSTEX, and Mfg4 events.  (more)
September 12, 2016 - USMTO News Release For July Manufacturing Technology Orders
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for July 2016 shows that orders dropped 24.8 percent for the month compared to June, according to data from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year over year, monthly orders were down 23.0 percent compared to July 2015.  (more)
IMTS 2016 THIRD LARGEST SHOW FOR REGISTRATION AND EXHIBIT SPACE, ALSO SHOWCASED HIGHEST NUMBER OF EXHIBITORS IN HISTORY
IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show today released the final numbers for IMTS 2016, which ran from September 12 – 17 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. IMTS 2016, the 31st edition of the show, was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256). This show hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407). After move in, the building was 76 million pounds heavier.  (more)
Leading Manufacturing Technology Associations Launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)
McLean, VA (September 14, 2016) – AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) to be held November 13 – 16, 2017, at the Chongqing International Expo Center, Yubei, Chongqing, China.   (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 9.9% in July
July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $146.95 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 16.2% from June’s $175.35 million and down 17.2%  when compared with the total of $177.51 million reported for July 2015. With a year-to-date total of $1,177.75 million, 2016 is down 9.9%  when compared with 2015.  (more)
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What politics? Join the Friends of Manufacturing
Friends of Manufacturing encourages attention on the issues that are challenges for the industry. That includes our high corporate tax rate, barriers to free trade, and government regulations that create excessive burdens. All of these factors make it difficult for the United States to stay globally competitive.  (more)
Making way for innovation
What is your business approach to innovation? When a company is successful, and especially when it’s large, innovation can be a slow process. The need to be agile doesn’t seem as great when there is an established and reliable product portfolio.   (more)
New bill would improve the MEP Program
AMT has endorsed a new bill that would reauthorize and improve the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program to better serve small to medium-sized manufacturing companies. The MEP was established in 1988 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology...   (more)
March Orders up by Double Digits, but That’s Not as Good as It Sounds
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for March 2016 showed a 36.9 percent increase in orders compared to February, but an 11.8 percent decline compared to March 2015 and a 15 percent drop in orders year-to-date compared to the same...   (more)
Taxes! Where do the Candidates Stand? #MakeTheVote
Is today Tax Day? Not really. You actually have until Monday, April 18 to file your 2016 taxes before the IRS deadline. Tuesday’s another big day next week. New York will hold its primary election. Republican presidential hopefuls are vying for...   (more)
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The most important sales factor: risk
IMTS always brings plenty of excitement regarding the many new technologies that will be on display and how these capabilities can benefit end users. Indeed, it is a very special event for both suppliers and end users, but most excited may be the salespeople who are looking for new offerings to help capture more business and build their pipelines. Their typical questions are “When can I sell it?” and “What is the price?” With all the technology and enthusiasm that is being shared with prospective customers, however, we should remind ourselves that “risk” is the No. 1 factor that influences a customer’s decision to buy. Salespeople who don’t want to talk about risk do so at their own peril.  (more)
Industry News - September 2016
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It’s time for a youth movement
About two years ago, while sitting in my office, I came to the realization that at 56 years old, I was the youngest member of my sales team. After my initial panic subsided, it became quite obvious that we needed to get younger!  (more)
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