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Power transmission industry anticipates growth in 2015

The PTDA Business Index for the fourth quarter of 2014 indicates slowing but continued positive growth, according to the Power Transmission Distributors Association. However, manufacturers reported more positive growth in new orders, employment, supplier deliveries and inventories for this quarter than distributors, a notable change from second and third quarters of 2014. Despite this upward swing, the […]

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Power transmission distributors see more positive growth than manufacturers

The PTDA Business Index for the third quarter of 2014 indicates slowing but continued positive growth.  However, distributors reported more positive business activity and new orders for the third quarter than manufacturers, a notable change from the first quarter and the second quarter of 2014. Despite this upward swing, the overall index reading of 67.5 was lower than […]

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Power transmission industry ends 2013 with slight growth

The PTDA Business Index reading for the fourth quarter of 2013 came in at 60, which is higher than the 52 reading of the previous quarter, according to the Power Transmission Distributors Association. The survey participants were more positive in their outlook for 2014. When surveyed in mid-2013 about the 2014 outlook, participants anticipated 5% growth. […]

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PTDA Business Index decreases in third quarter

The Power Transmission Distributors Association’s Business Index for the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13 PTDA Business Index) produced a reading of 51.6 which represents a decrease over last quarter’s reading of 54.7 and the third consecutive quarter of growth. According to PTDA, survey participants anticipate limited upside for the power transmission/motion control channel in 2014, […]

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Power transmission industry forecasts growth

The PTDA Business Index for the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) produced a reading of 61.1, which represents an increase over last quarter’s reading of 50.7. This indicates that the power transmission and motion control industry expanded for the 12th consecutive quarter at a slightly faster pace compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. However, […]

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PTDA Business Index indicates continued moderate growth

The PTDA Business Index for the fourth quarter of 2012 produced a reading of 50.7, which represents a very slight increase over last quarter’s reading of 50.3. This indicates that the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry expanded for the eleventh consecutive quarter at a slightly faster pace compared to the third quarter of 2012. The Power Transmission […]

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PTDA Business Index indicates growth but at slower pace

The Power Transmission Distributors Association Business Index for the third quarter of this year produced a reading of 50.3, which represents deceleration from the second quarter reading of 54.2. This indicates that the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry expanded for the 10th consecutive quarter at a slower pace compared with the second quarter of this […]

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PTDA Business Index for second quarter indicates continued expansion but slower pace

The Power Transmission Distributors Association Business Index indicated that the second quarter of this year was the ninth consecutive quarter for business growth among PTDA members, with a reading of 54.2. Compared with a reading of 75.4 for the first quarter of this year, the recently released second quarter results indicate the power transmission/motion control […]

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PTDA Business Index for first quarter of 2012 indicates expansion and sales growth

The Power Transmission Distributors Association Business Index indicated that the first quarter of this year was the eighth consecutive quarter for business growth among PTDA members, with a reading of 75.4. Compared with a reading of 67.3 for the fourth quarter of 2011, the recently released first quarter results indicate the power transmission/motion control industry […]

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