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One of the hallmarks of our magazines is we make sure to include good news. The future of roll forming and metal forming appears to fall into that category. 

A good measure of industry sentiment is a participant’s willingness to invest in capital equipment. These types of investment require time to earn out, so making that choice is based on a long term positive outlook for the industry.

From our survey:

Two thirds of companies involved in roll forming are likely to expand in the near future.

60% of manufacturers who are involved in metal forming plan to add manufacturing equipment in 2024.

With growth and expansion, the next question is typically what direction the industry will take moving forward. According to our survey, rank these product and tech innovations as the top ones that will have an impact on their businesses. 

Look for more detail on this and other facets of roll forming and metal forming in the CSI-Annual & Market Report by Shield Wall Media, which is mailing in late spring 2024.

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