More Moldmaking Market Data

In addition to the data and analysis Steve Kline Jr. provides each month through his By the Numbers and End Market Report columns, he has much more market research to offer.


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Steve Kline Jr. is Gardner Business Media's director of market intelligence. He provides monthly data and analysis of various industries covered in the brands Gardner publishes, including MoldMaking Technology, Plastics Technology, Modern Machine Shop, and more. 

Some of his research outside of MMT's Mold Business Index and End Market Reports includes: 

Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey detailing future spending in the durable goods manufacturing industries; annual media survey that reveals the demographic characteristics and media usage trends of today’s manufacturing technology buyer; the Plastics Capital Spending Survey & Forecast detailing future spending on primary processing equipment, auxiliary equipment and molds and related supplies, by U.S. plastics processing facilities; and more. You can dive deeper into all of this information here.


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