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    Optimism is a powerful thing.

    Industry Week reported, "For the nine consecutive quarters, manufacturers like what they see. In the first quarter of this year, 89.5% of respondents to NAM's Manufacturers' Outlook Survey are positive about their own company’s lookout."

    It's fantastic to see people in the industry having such a positive outlook!

    The biggest concern currently is still the skills gap, so let's spread this optimism to a new generation and get them as excited as we are!

    Recommended ReadStill Smiling: Another Quarter of Optimism for ManufacturersSource: http://www.industryweek.com

    With regard to infrastructure, more than 77% of survey respondents say it's not up to standards and threatens their competitiveness.With regard to the lack of workers, the survey found that the inability to attract and retain a quality workforce remained manufacturers’ top business concern (71.3%).Read More

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