Global PMI: Strong Numbers Continue

Manufacturing PMI numbers across the world pushed up in April with only the US and Germany showing a decline from March. Of course, Germany and the US were still above the 60 percent mark and notably both Italy and the UK also pushed into the 60th percentile as well. Despite issues from COVID-19, Indian manufacturing grew by one-tenth, while China showed a strong bump of 1.3 percent to reach 51.9 for April. All countries reported strong business optimism despite supply-chain issues and COVID-19 concerns in India.

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US Manufacturing Stays Strong in April

The latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® issued by Timothy R. Fiore, Chair of the ISM® Manufacturing Business Survey Committee reported a 60.7 percent PMI for April. That represented a decrease of four percentage points from the March reading of 64.7 percent.

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ABMA Emerging Leaders Happy Hour Event

“My pet does this one thing that is so cool I wish my co-workers could do it too”

The ABMA Emerging Leaders group is set to host a Zoom Happy Hour Event on June 15, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern time.

For this event, attendees need to come prepared with the following:

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ABMA Reports on Passage of Dick Noon

The ABMA reports that Richard Lawrence “Dick” Noon, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Born in Glen Ridge, N.J., Noon was a resident of Ridgewood for 50 years before moving to Hillsdale. He is a US Army veteran having served during the Korean War.

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ABMA 2021 Convention Feedback

By Meg Cooper

The 2021 ABMA Convention was held as a virtual event March 17-19, 2021, and you can see full coverage of the event in the May/June issue of Brushware. Today, we offer bonus feedback from the event with the full question and answer sessions conducted by Meg Cooper with several attendees of the event.

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