Prime Advantage Group Outlook Survey

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has completed twelve semi-annual Group Outlook Surveys, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its Member companies.

Our survey respondents include purchasing professionals that represent durable goods manufacturing firms, with annual revenues ranging between $10 million and $4 billion, of which the majority ranges between $20 million and $500 million. Our Member companies are U.S.-based manufacturers in more than 25 different industries, including commercial foodservice, packaging, truck and trailer, material handling, food processing and construction. Prime Advantage has polled its membership for their impressions of current economic conditions on a semi-annual basis since February 2008.


Press Release: Midsized Manufacturers Expect Revenue Gains to Continue for the Rest of 2013 – 9/06/2013

Buying group survey indicates optimism is strong as revenues are projected to increase and a record number of manufacturing firms are hiring.

[ Press Coverage: EBN Online, Electronic Purchasing Strategies, Equipment Finance Advisor, iChainel.com, IMPO, Industry Market Trends, Manufacturing.net, Manufacturing Business Technology, MFRTech.com, New Equipment Digest, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, SupplyChainBrain ]

Press Release: Small and Midsized Manufacturers Project Strong Revenues for 2013 – 3/04/2013

Majority of manufacturers plan to beat 2012 revenue records, keep capital investments strong, and bring international sourcing closer to the U.S.

[Press Coverage: Manufacturing.net, thefabricator.com, mbtmag.com, ichainnel.com, Today's Energy Solutions, SupplyChainBrain.com]

2012 Fall Group Outlook Survey Press Release: Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers Project Strong Second Half 2012 – 9/10/2012

The majority of surveyed manufacturers report healthy revenue projections, strong hiring and capital spending plans. However, for a small portion of respondents these plans may see delays due to uncertainty about the results of the federal elections.

[Press Coverage: TheFabricator.com, IMPOmag.com, Indianapolis Business Journal, Manufacturing.net, Manufacturing Business Technology, Modern Distribution Management, MoldMaking Technology, Plastics Today, Products Finishing Magazine, Quality Magazine, Reliable Plant, SupplyChainBrain]

2012 Spring Group Outlook Survey Press Release: Small and Midsized Manufacturers Plan for Continued Growth – 4/20/2012

Manufacturers anticipate increases in revenues, capital investments and hiring, and cite top purchasing concerns. Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its ninth semi-annual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its Member companies for 2012.

[Press Coverage: American Manufacturing, Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M), The Fabricator, Medical Device & Aerospace Contractor, MoldMaking Technology, Packaging Digest, Supply Chain Management Review]

Press Release: Group Outlook Survey - Midsized Manufacturers Continue Their Upward Course with Positive Revenue Expectations and Hiring Plans – 09/13/2011

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the results of its eighth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of small and midsized North American manufacturers for the second half of 2011.
[Press Coverage: Business Finance, Epoch Times, Equipment Finance Advisor, Industrial Supply Magazine, Industry Week, Manufacturing Business Technology, The New American, Packaging Digest, SupplyChainBrain, To-Increase Blog]

Press Release:  Group Outlook Survey - Capital Spending and Hiring on the Rise for Midsized Manufacturers, but Increasing Costs Cause Concern – 04/25/2011

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced the results of its seventh Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey.
[Press Coverage: Automation World, Digital Journal, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, Industrial Equipment News, Industry Week, Industry Market Trends (5/4/11), Material Handling & Logistics, MoldMaking Technology, Quality Magazine, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Supply Chain Brain, Supply Chain Expert Community, Sustainable Business Forum, Sustainable Plant, Topix.com]

Press Release: Industrial Manufacturers Show Confidence in a Sustained Recovery in 2010 – 9/17/2010

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced the results of its sixth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of midsized industrial manufacturers for 2010.
[Press Coverage: HPC in the Cloud, Industry Week, Logistics Today, Quality Magazine, Reliable Plant, Supply & Demand Chain Executive]

Press Release: Industrial Manufacturers Show Confidence in a Sustained Recovery in 2010 – 5/10/2010

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced the findings of its fifth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of midsized industrial manufacturers for the remainder of 2010. Predictions of revenue and capital spending increases, along with a shift in product development processes to make products more sustainable are among the highlights of the latest study.
[Press Coverage: ACHR News, Business Wire, CBS 2 Chicago, Electro IQ, Euroinvestor, Industry Market Trends, istockAnalyst.com, Medical Design Technology, Material Handling Management, Procurement Leaders, Quality Magazine, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Yahoo! Finance]

2009 Press Release: Latest Group Outlook Survey from Prime Advantage Indicates Manufacturers Becoming Optimistic About Economy – 9/2/2009

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced the findings of its fourth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of midsized industrial manufacturers for the remainder of 2009. The study results reflect a growing sense of optimism returning to the manufacturing sector, in terms of improved revenues, customer demand and hiring expectations.
[Press Coverage: BtoB, CNBC, Echo Press, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, Industry Week Sep. 9, Industry Week Oct. 21, Investors.com, MarketWatch, Morningstar, Quality Magazine, ThomasNet Sept. 10, 2009, ThomasNet Oct. 6, 2009, ThomasNet Jan 5]