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Fresh Off The Press...PLANT Manufacturers' Outlook 2017

Although economic growth was disappointing this year, Canadian manufacturers have a positive view of their prospects next year when GDP for Canada and the US is forecast to rise a bit above 2%. The PLANT Manufacturers’ Outlook 2017 survey shows 36% of senior company executives are optimistic although most (55%) qualify their optimism with caution. The survey, conducted by Northstar for PLANT Magazine in partnership with sponsors Grant Thornton LLP, SYSPRO Canada and Machines Italia with the Italian Trade Commission, is based on 526 replies from senior manufacturing executives (margin of error