Increased Demand is Fueling Manufacturer Optimism

PwC survey of manufacturing executives finds revenue projections growing.

PwC recently released its U.S. Manufacturing Barometer for the first quarter of 2011, which showed that manufacturers are increasingly positive about future prospects for their companies. Manufacturing executives raised their revenue growth projections for their companies from 6.6% in the fourth quarter of 2010 to 7% for the next 12 months.

In this audio interview, IW Editor in Chief Steve Minter discusses with Barry Misthal, U.S. industrial manufacturing leader for PwC, what's behind manufacturing leaders' bullish outlook, how productivity investments are playing out in terms of employment growth, concerns over energy costs and the top challenges they are facing.

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