Continued Growth For ISA Distributors In March

Ahead of ISA's annual convention April 25-27 in Cleveland, its Distributor Index showed a third straight month of growth, while the Manufacturing Index slipped.

The April ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association indicated accelerating growth in March for Distributors but a slight softening for Manufacturers.

The ISA Distributor Index rose from 63.4 in February to 66.8 in March, while the Manufacturer Index slipped from 62.5 in February to 62.2 in March.

“This is the third straight month of growth for ISA Distributor members,” said Bryon Shafer, general manager of ASG Industrial and chair of ISA’s Strategic Information Committee. “While growth slowed slightly for manufacturer members during the month, the economic expansion is still going strong.”

For each index, a reading above 50 percent indicates expansion, while a reading below 50 percent indicates contraction. The Indexes have been above 50% since December 2012.

ISA's annual convention is April 25-27 in Cleveland.

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