Survey Finds Industrial Buyers Back In Business
The IPB survey was conducted randomly among Thomas' pool of more than one million opt-in online users. Survey respondents represent manufacturing and engineering segments, as well as wholesale trade, distribution, service providers and government agencies.
“Thomas' IPB survey results often show that industrial buyers are optimistic, even in the face of challenging economic times,” said Eileen Markowitz, president of Thomas Industrial Network. “Our latest survey shows purchasers' optimism translating into proactive behavior as buyers report increases in new orders, profit levels and inventory levels in their companies.”