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AEM Survey Optimistic: ‘We’ve reached a turning point’

By Benjamin Duyck, Director of Market Intelligence, Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The more things change for the equipment manufacturing industry and …

Shipments Down in September

Some fluid power segments saw decreased shipments in September, according to data from the National Fluid Power Association. Raw index data showed that …

NFPA Economists Forecast Mild Recession Next Year

  By Michael Degan, Editor, Fluid Power Journal. Fluid power companies should expect a mild recession next year, according to ITR Economics, which monitors …

Manufacturing Growth Levels Off

From the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing growth in August registered the same as in July, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index, a …

Shipments Up in August Rebound

After dropping slightly in July, shipments of fluid power products increased in August, according to data from the National Fluid Power Association. NFPA’s …

Fluid Power Shipments Drop in July

Fluid power shipments fell in July, according to the latest data from the National Fluid Power Association. Raw index data shows that pneumatic, mobile …

Mixed Signals on the Manufacturing Economy

By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor Is a recession approaching? There were conflicting signs in July. A falling manufacturing index from the Institute …

Shipments Up in June as Growth Continues

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows that pneumatic, mobile hydraulic, and industrial hydraulic shipments increased in June …

Manufacturers Raise Pay to Deal with Labor Shortages, Survey Finds

  By Michael Degan, _Fluid Power Journal_ Editor Manufacturers have been trying a number of strategies to alleviate a glut of job openings, including …

Fluid Power Shipments Grew in May

The latest data from the National Fluid Power Association shows in raw index data that pneumatic, mobile hydraulic, and industrial hydraulic shipments all …

AEM Surveys Members on Supply Chain Issues

By Benjamin Duyck, Director of Market Intelligence, Association of Equipment Manufacturers The last two years haven’t been easy for equipment manufacturers, …

Shipments Down in April, Growth Slowing

After March’s record highs in shipments and orders of fluid power products, the latest data from the National Fluid Power Association shows decreases of …

Fluid Power Shipments Grew in March

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows that shipments of pneumatic, mobile hydraulic, and industrial hydraulic products grew …

March Shipments and Orders Highest Ever Reported

By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor. The National Fluid Power Association reported Thursday that shipments and orders of fluid power products hit an …

Rise in February ’22 Hydraulic Shipments

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows continued growth in the 12 month moving average of pneumatic, hydraulic, and total …

Manufacturers Struggling with Backlogs

By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor A State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey released by the National Fluid Power Association in January shows that …

Businesses Show Optimism About Growth in 2022

From Randstad Sourceright Despite pandemic-driven uncertainty, C-suite and human capital leaders remain optimistic about the future and growth of their …

Growth Slowing for Fluid Power Products

No recession forecast until ‘26. By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor. Amid anxieties about the war in Ukraine, inflation, and higher commodity …

Slowing Growth Forecast for This Year

Labor market, supply chain concerns continue From the National Fluid Power Association and ITR Economics Sharply rising activity has been the prevailing trend …

Shipments Grew 20% Last Year

Data from the National Fluid Power Association shows that shipments of pneumatic, hydraulic, and total fluid power products continue to grow. From 2020 to …

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