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Midsized Manufacturers Express Confidence
in a Sustained Recovery
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Only 11 percent of midsized manufacturers predict decreased revenues in 2010 compared to 2009, and 45 percent expect an increase in revenues through the first half of the year compared to year earlier, according to the new Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey. The survey also finds that 34 percent predict an increase in capital spending from 2009. Other results, available at www.primeadvantage.com
, include statistics related to employment levels, marketing strategies and product sustainability.
Plante & Moran Expands in Mexico
Monday, June 07, 2010
CPA and business-advisory firm Plate & Moran, Chicago, IL, has expanded its Plante & Moran Alliance in Mexico by adding the Mexico Global Alliance, S.C. (MXGA) to its network of independent accounting and professional service firms. Adding MXGA and its partners—which bring expertise in marketing and management--to the Plante & Moran Alliance gives the company coverage in seven of Mexico’s leading cities—Monterrey, Guadalajara, Chihuahua, Tijuana, Mazatlan, Enseneda and Veracruz. More at www.globalservices.plantemoran.com
Steel Import Permits Climb in May
Friday, June 04, 2010
The American Iron and Steel Institute reports that steel import permit applications for May climbed by 4 percent compared to April. Also, total steel import permits for the year are up 41 percent compared to 2009, and finished steel import permits are up 27 percent.