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CEMA Reports 19.6% Increase in Orders for First Half of 2010

September 23, 2010
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first six months of 2010 increased 19.6% compared to the same period in 2009, with total orders of $3.46 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) of $3.09 billion in the same period.

In the bulk conveying area, orders were up 15.6% and shipments were up 0.6%. Unit handling orders were up 23.1% and shipments were down 5.9%. 
CEMA tracks new orders and shipped sales volume in seven classes of unit handling equipment and five classes of bulk handling equipment.  
The executives representing CEMA member companies who attended the Fall Meeting expressed cautious optimism and were forecasting a 2% increase in shipments for 2010 (unchanged from March 2010 forecast). CEMA president, Bill Pugh announced the results at the Association’s Fall Meeting in Chicago.
Founded in 1933, CEMA is the trade association of leading North American conveyor equipment manufacturers and engineering firms.
CEMA also makes available to member and nonmember companies, safety labels for all types of conveyor equipment as well as useful technical information and manuals. For example, CEMA has available for purchase in both CD and/or hardcopy, the 2nd printing of Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials 6th Edition - “The Belt Book” and the CEMA Application Guide for Unit Handling Conveyors – “The Unit Book” (hard copy only). These books are authoritative technical manuals for conveyor design worldwide. For more information on CEMA, “The Voice of the North American Conveyor Industry” or its member companies, or to order safety labels or CEMA publications, visit www.cemanet.org.