February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $300.5 million according to AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 19.6 percent from January and up 1.7 percent from February 2016.
“We anticipated an increase in orders after a soft January, but we are surprised by the strength of the February numbers,” said AMT president Douglas K. Woods. “What’s even more encouraging is the pickup wasn’t a spike related to any specific industry or region, but rather was broad-based – from Northeast to West as well as everything from aerospace to consumer products. This activity reinforces our projections for a full recovery in manufacturing technology orders by the end of the