Conveyor Orders Climb

NAPLES, Fla.—Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reports a 28% jump in orders from February.

With 1990=100, the March 2009 Booked Orders Index stood at 128 points. Although up from February, it still represented a decrease of 15% from the March 2008 Index of 151.

March Booked Order Indexes were 189 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 107 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 130 in March. The Index in March is up 7 points or 6% from February 2009’s Index of 123. The March 2009 Index represents a decrease of 17% from the March 2008 Index of 156.

March Billed Sales Indexes were 226 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 105 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 141 in March. Index in March represents a decrease of 1% from February 2009’s Twelve-Month Index of 143.


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