Another Year in the Books

While there seems to be some softness as we turn the calendar to 2016, signs point to continued strength in the manufacturing segment of the economy.

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From what I’m told by most of you, 2015 has been a good year overall. And while there seems to be some softness as we turn the calendar to 2016, signs point to continued strength in the manufacturing segment of the economy.

Looking forward, several critical industries—automotive, medical and aerospace—should continue to be strong. The difficulty of finding skilled workers will probably continue for many shops, but is spurring automation as businesses deal with these shortages.

Those of us who bring you Production Machining each month and its online components hope that 2016 is a great year for you. We appreciate your support and patronage of our advertisers and feedback for the stories we bring to you each month.

From the PM staff and our parent company, Gardner Business Media, we wish each of you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.