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Patrick McGibbon
Chief Knowledge Officer

Patrick McGibbon was promoted to Chief Knowledge Officer for AMT in early 2019. As CKO, Pat is the association’s chief economist, ombudsman, and a member of AMT’s Strategic Alignment team. He heads survey expansion projects, inter-association collaboration in business intelligence, R&D on intelligence projects, and is staff liaison for AMT’s Economics & Statistics Committee and AMT/USCTI’s Joint Statistics Committee.

Patrick McGibbon was promoted to Chief Knowledge Officer for AMT in early 2019. As CKO, Pat is the association’s chief economist, ombudsman, and a member of AMT’s Strategic Alignment team. He heads survey expansion projects, inter-association collaboration in business intelligence, R&D on intelligence projects, and is staff liaison for AMT’s Economics & Statistics Committee and AMT/USCTI’s Joint Statistics Committee.

Posts by Patrick McGibbon
Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonApr 27, 2021

February 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Up 3.3% from January 2021

February 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $149.5 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology.

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Advocacy
By Patrick McGibbonApr 26, 2021

EPA Issues Ban on Chemical Widely Used in Manufacturing

On Jan. 6, 2021, the EPA issued five rules pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA) banning the use of certain chemicals determined to build up in the environment over time and therefore pose potential risks for exposed populations.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonApr 08, 2021

Manufacturing Leading the Way to Recovery

The market for manufacturing technology is blooming as we head into the spring of 2021 with projections of significant double-digit growth. Still, there are risks to that rosy scenario.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonMar 23, 2021

January 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Down 3.2% from December 2020

January 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $152.2 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonFeb 16, 2021

December 2020 US Cutting Tool Orders Up 4% from November 2020

December 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $157.3 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonFeb 10, 2021

Can 2021 Keep the Ball Rolling?

At the end of May 2020, analysts were talking disaster. The market for manufacturing technology was going into a tailspin. Companies were addressing canceled orders and sales calls, looking at employee furloughs, and striving to keep credit lines open...

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonJan 25, 2021

November 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Down 9.9% from October 2020

November 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $151.3 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonDec 17, 2020

October 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Up 7.6% from September 2020

October 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $167.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology...

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonDec 15, 2020

MTForecast and Overseas Intel Point to Good 2021

In the last days of October, AMT’s annual MTForecast event was delivered virtually for the first time in its 48-year history. The format may have been different, but the value was as great as ever, even if the news was bittersweet...

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonNov 11, 2020

September 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Up 14.7% from August 2020

September 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156.1 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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