Economy

By MMH Staff · May 17, 2017
Shipments up 16.2% compared to March 2016 sales, up 28% since February 2017.
By MMH Staff · May 16, 2017
Survey of industry experts shows 50% expect market to increase over the next six months, 10% bracing for a decline.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2017
The April PMI fell 2.4 percent in April to 54.8. Despite the decline, the PMI has indicated growth for the last eight consecutive months, and it is up 1.2 percent compared to the 12-month average of 53.6.
By MMH Staff · April 18, 2017
Grant Thornton global business survey reveals U.S. business optimism jumped from 54% to 80%; global business optimism up from 38% to 49%.
By Jeff Berman · April 14, 2017
March imports––at 855,511–– were up 7 percent annually and up 1.9 percent compared to February
By MMH Staff · April 10, 2017
Orders had seen near-50% increases in February 2016.
By MMH Staff · March 28, 2017
Grant Thornton research outlines challenges including risk, technology, mergers and acquisitions.
By Josh Bond · March 24, 2017
After closing 2016 up 1.6%, the association set new records for total value of shipments.
By Josh Bond · March 23, 2017
Report outlines significant impact of e-commerce on the need for flexible packaging.
By MMH Staff · March 22, 2017
Rapidly evolving customer preferences have a substantial impact on supply chain operations.
By MMH Staff · March 8, 2017
In honor of International Women's Day, Grant Thornton study shows the proportion of senior roles held by women in U.S. and percentage of American businesses with no women in senior management remain unchanged.
By MMH Staff · March 8, 2017
Since December, shipments are down 13% for bulk handling equipment and up 12% for unit handling equipment.
By MMH Staff · February 28, 2017
Report identifies increased adoption of goods-to-person technology as growth driver.
By MMH Staff · February 28, 2017
Freedonia study explores opportunities and headwinds for reusables.
By MMH Staff · February 21, 2017
Tour stop highlights manufacturing in Ohio, which supports more than 688,000 manufacturing jobs.

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