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“Soft first quarter” …
Metal forming/fabricating demand stable
Strong results in Southeast, West
Small year-on-year drop
January, “always soft”
Looking for another IMTS surge
2013 total, $4.94 billion
December +9.9% vs. November
“Favorable momentum” for 2014
“…strong upswing in automotive sales”
NCE region strength offsets the rest