April U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $410.42 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 17.0% from March but up 2.9% up when compared with the total of $398.73 million reported for April 2011. With a year-to-date total of $1,763.77 million, 2012 is up 10.2% compared with 2011.

These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program.

“Year-to-date orders of manufacturing technology are up a solid 10% over 2011,” said AMT President Douglas K. Woods. “Rising factory productivity and consistently climbing employment in the industry are indicators that the manufacturing technology sector is still going strong.”