The 2009 – 2010 Economic Handbook of the Manufacturing Technology Industry Now Available
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The 2009 – 2010 Economic Handbook of the Manufacturing Technology Industry Now Available

October 9, 2009 - The 2009 - 2010 Economic Handbook of the Manufacturing Technology Industry is now available from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This annual guide, compiled from numerous domestic and foreign sources, provides comprehensive domestic and international data on the manufacturing technology industry.  The handbook is now available to download from AMT’s web site ( in both PDF and Excel formats.

The Economic Handbook encompasses product and country specific manufacturing technology data, as well as information on capital equipment purchases, by several major consuming industries. The domestic data covers such areas as employment, machine tool shipments, machine tools in use, and the financial condition of the industry. The handbook also provides a full range of international data for 31 foreign countries, typically including production, trade by machine type, and trade by partner country.

As always, this extensive collection of data on the economy and the manufacturing technology industry will be used by industry executives, market researchers, legislators, financial analysts, administrators, journalists, and students. Domestic analysts follow this industry for insight into the viability of the U.S. manufacturing base. International analysts use the handbook to track the development of the manufacturing technology industry globally.  Detailed breakdowns by types of manufacturing technologies allow analysts to gain insight into the development of certain technologies and production capabilities in specific countries. This industry is also closely watched by defense analysts, due to the use of sophisticated manufacturing technologies in the production of weapons systems.

PDF and Excel versions of the Economic Handbook are available to AMT members free of charge.  Non-members may download the PDF version for $295.00 or may purchase a CD containing the entire PDF document for $345.00 plus shipping and handling. 

AMT (founded in 1902 as the National Machine Tool Builders’ Association) supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, training methods, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues. It also gathers and disseminates information about world markets, promotes its members’ products in global markets, and acts as a representative on manufacturing technology matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.

AMT also owns and operates The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), held every even-numbered year in Chicago. IMTS 2010 will be held at McCormick Place, September 13-18, 2010. IMTS 2010 is the 28th edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America.  More than 1,100 exhibiting companies will occupy 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Illinois.  IMTS attracts more than 91,000 buyers and sellers from over 116 countries.

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