2013 Cap Spending Presentation

Steve Kline's 2013 Capital Spending survey presentation projects a good year for machine tools.

� This presentation by Steve Kline, Director of Market Intelligence for Gardner Business Media, Inc., explains why capital spending for the metalworking industry will be so strong in 2013. The most important reason is that industrial production and capacity utilization have increased dramatically from their lows in 2009. The presentation details the types of equipment, workholding, and tooling that metalworking facilities will buy in 2013. Also, the data is presented with an emphasis on the hot industries for 2013.

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