The is the third installment of three articles reviewing FMampT39s 2015 Business Outlook Survey

The is the third installment of three articles reviewing FM&T's 2015 Business Outlook Survey.

Metalcasting Business Outlook 2015: Forward Progress

How metalcasters assess business conditions is revealed in their investment plans for 2015, including capital programs, marketing and management strategies. Placing their bets Managers’ dilemmas Productivity and personnel

One reliable indicator of business confidence is capital spending programs, and metalcasters’ forward thinking on that basis is instructive: while more than 86% of all survey respondents expressed confidence that their production volumes in 2015 would equal or exceed this year’s totals, roughly 74% of respondents — see Chart 13— plan capital investments that will support their business programs.