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Key indicators for manufacturing were not available for December due to the government shutdown, but those that were point to continued growth at a slower pace in 2019.

The industrial manufacturing industry is in a unique position in the coming year, according to Deloitte’s 2019 Outlook on Industrial Manufacturing. The outlook indicates that although output, utilization and financial performance are up, trade tensions are causing doubt, skilled talent is in short supply, and supply chains are struggling to match demand.

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Research suggests the companies that follow automotive OEMs’ lead and scale technologies with proven value will gain a competitive advantage.

Turnkey solutions provider to continue its focus on automation, material handling and storage in the order fulfillment, distribution and manufacturing sectors.

PMI increases 2.3% to 56.3 following a 5.2% decline in December. The index has now grown for 29 consecutive months, with the overall economy now having grown for 117 consecutive months.

Businesses large and small are pursuing automation to combat the skills gap and make the most of current employees.

The report’s key metric, the PMI, increased 2.3% to 56.3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth). This follows a 5.2% decline to 54.3 in December. The index has now grown for 29 consecutive months, with the overall economy now having grown for 117 consecutive months.

ELFA forecasts generally positive economy and solid capital investment with building headwinds and moderated growth by year end.

ELFA president noted demand, abundant funding in the credit markets and quality portfolios as contributors to a healthy equipment finance sector in 2018.

Organizations to collaborate on promoting work of Pittsburgh robotics companies and research institutions across the nation.

Modules highlight 18 transformative technologies that will help digitize operations to create better quality products at lower costs.

Lessons learned in the early personal computer market can help inform the ongoing innovation in the industrial robotics market.

Entrepreneurs vie for $10,000 cash award, spotlight at the April 8-11 Automate show and conference.

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