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Manufacturing finishes third quarter strong, new report says


Manufacturing orders appear to be back on track for the end of 2017's third quarter, the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report said. 

 

Manufacturing technology orders in September continued their upward trend, ending the third quarter on a strong note.

According to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report, bookings for September 2017 were up 6% from August and posted a year-to-date figure 5% higher than the first nine months of 2016.

The monthly total of $403 million fell short of September 2016 by 26%, a typical drop-off in odd-numbered years when IMTS, the largest manufacturing technology show in the Americas, does not occur. 

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