REGISTER NOW! August 1, 2022. FREE 1–Hour Virtual Uptime Elements Introduction

These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTC program.
“Manufacturing technology orders start off 2010 up 22% through February, showing that the market has turned and is slowly recovering from the worst single year downturn in our industry’s history,” according to Douglas K. Woods, AMT president. “That increase could be twice as large if banks would ease credit restrictions. Our banks have a tenth of our GDP and nearly 24 times the required reserve in the Federal Depository when that money should be working to rebuild America.”

The United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) report, jointly compiled by the two trade associations representing the production and distribution of manufacturing technology, provides regional and national U.S. consumption data of domestic and imported machine tools and
related equipment.  Analysis of manufacturing technology consumption provides a reliable lead-ing economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.

U.S. manufacturing technology consumption is also reported on a regional basis for five geo-graphic
breakdowns of the United States.

Northeast Region

Northeast Region manufacturing technology consumption in February rose to $26.64 million, up 6.1% when compared with January’s $25.11 million but down 3.1% when compared with February 2009. With a year-to-date total of $51.75 million, 2010 was up 9.6% when compared with 2009 at the same time.

Southern Region

February manufacturing technology consumption in the Southern Region totaled $19.00 million, down 33.2%  when compared with the $28.42 million total for January and off 11.0% when com-pared with February a year ago.  The $47.42 million year-to-date total was 32.1% more than the total for the same period in 2009.

Midwest Region

With a total of $43.06 million, Midwest Region manufacturing technology consumption in Feb-ruary was 19.7% higher than January’s $35.96 million and up 9.0% when compared with last Feb-ruary.  The year-to-date total of $79.02 million was 16.2% above the comparable figure in 2009.

Central Region

Totaling $53.20 million, Central Region manufacturing technology consumption in February rose 102.1% above January’s $26.32 million and was 76.6% higher than the total for February 2009.  At $79.52 million, 2010 year-to-date was up 42.8% when compared with last year at the same time.

Western Region

At $22.07 million, February manufacturing technology consumption in the Western Region was up 91.9% from January’s $11.50 million and up 39.1% when compared with February a year ago.  The $33.57 million year-to-date total was 7.3% more than the 2009 total at the same time.

Upcoming Events

August 9 - August 11 2022

MaximoWorld 2022

View all Events
80% of newsletter subscribers report finding something used to improve their jobs on a regular basis.
Subscribers get exclusive content. Just released...MRO Best Practices Special Report - a $399 value!
Reliability Leader Fluid Cleanliness Pledge

Fluid Cleanliness is a Reliability Achievement Strategy as well as an asset life extension strategy

MaximoWorld 2022 Conference Austin Texas

Connect with leading maintenance professionals, reliability leaders and asset managers from the world's best-run companies who are driving digital reinvention.

“Steel-ing” Reliability in Alabama

A joint venture between two of the world’s largest steel companies inspired innovative approaches to maintenance reliability that incorporate the tools, technology and techniques of today. This article takes you on their journey.

Three Things You Need to Know About Capital Project Prioritization

“Why do you think these two projects rank so much higher in this method than the first method?” the facilitator asked the director of reliability.

What Is Industrial Maintenance as a Service?

Industrial maintenance as a service (#imaas) transfers the digital and/or manual management of maintenance and industrial operations from machine users to machine manufacturers (OEMs), while improving it considerably.

Three Things You Need to Know About Criticality Analysis

When it comes to criticality analysis, there are three key factors must be emphasized.

Turning the Oil Tanker

This article highlights the hidden trap of performance management systems.

Optimizing Value From Physical Assets

There are ever-increasing opportunities to create new and sustainable value in asset-intensive organizations through enhanced use of technology.

Conducting Asset Criticality Assessment for Better Maintenance Strategy and Techniques

Conducting an asset criticality assessment (ACA) is the first step in maintaining the assets properly. This article addresses the best maintenance strategy for assets by using ACA techniques.

Harmonizing PMs

Maintenance reliability is, of course, an essential part of any successful business that wants to remain successful. It includes the three PMs: predictive, preventive and proactive maintenance.