Here’s the latest  bullet points from AMT, The Association for Manufacturing Technology:

4 Green shoots for Manufacturing.

  1. February U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $163.96 million,
  2.  This is up 28.8% from January
  3. This up 22.1% from the total of $134.34 million reported for February 2009.
  4. Year-to-date total of $291.27 million, 2010 is up 22.3% compared with 2009.

How about some hollandaise for these green shoots?
You can see the full national and regional report at AMTonline.
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