MILWAUKEE — For the past several
months, manufacturing in the region has been constricting, but a
report from Marquette University on Friday indicated it improved
slightly in July.
Marquette-Institute of Supply
Management Report on Manufacturing showed that manufacturing was at
a seasonally adjusted level of 47.12 in July. Any number under 50
indicates a constricting market. However, in June the level was
46.55 and in May it was 47.70.
Respondents to the survey said
that July appeared to have picked up in terms of orders and
production and many of the suppliers were not growing significantly.
In addition, distributors have been stocking less.
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