To date, over 1,030 exhibitors have contracted more than 1,116,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space for IMTS 2012, up almost 5 percent and 10.3 percent respectively from IMTS 2010. "We're thrilled to see these continued strong numbers for IMTS 2012. This shows that manufacturing is going great guns and that the show is mirroring the market conditions," stated Peter Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions & Communications for IMTS. "We are working with McCormick Place to release additional exhibit space in January 2012 to accommodate all companies that wish to exhibit."