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Gardner Business Index: February 2017 — 55.7
The finishing industry expands for the second consecutive month, as the industry grew at its fastest rate since May 2012.
Gardner Business Index: January 2017
Finishing industry expands for the first time since June 2015.
Gardner Business Index: December 2016
Automotive index hits highest level since March 2015.
Supplier Happiness Equals Sales Success
Working Relations Index measures partnerships between suppliers and OEMs.
Gardner Business Index: November 2016
Future business expectations skyrocket in November.
Gardner Business Index: September 2016
Future business expectations increased, reaching highest level since July 2015.
Gardner Business Index: August 2016
With a reading of 46.8, the Gardner Business Index showed that the finishing industry contracted for the 14th consecutive month. In August, the index improved from the previous month. However, the index was roughly at its average level since August ...
Cleaning Up Misconceptions in Job Titles
Eliminate your industrial maintenance team in one easy step.
Finishing Index: July 2016—43.6
With a reading of 43.6, the Gardner Business Index showed that the finishing industry contracted for the 13th consecutive month.
A Conversation With ... Mike Gallagher, Therma-Tron-X
Mike Gallagher is the sales manager at Therma-Tron-X in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and in June retired after a 40-plus-year career in the surface finishing industry.