Strongest January Ever For Precision Machine industry Shipments

February 21, 2013

Right out the of the gate the PMPA Business Trends Index shows a 46% gain over December shipments, the highest percentage increase for a January to December.

Stongest January start ever, just one point off our index' s all time high.

Stongest January start ever, just one point off our index’ s all time high.

PMPA’s Business Trends Index of Shipments for January 2013 streaked to 127, the highest January ever, and up 46% over December 2012’s 87.

This bodes well ffor a strong year for precision machining in 2013.

Best January over December Increase in shipments...

Best January over December increase in shipments…

My biggest fear is that shops in our industry will continue to manage as if it were 2009 and not be ready to take advantage of the upside opportunities that we are already seeing in 2013.

And that's no bull!

And that’s no bull!

Right out the gate

No bull

January 2013 PMPA Business Trends Report