Demand for industrial controls increased modestly during the third quarter of 2009, with NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls Index rising 1.6 percent versus the April-to-June period. While this represented the first quarter-to-quarter gain since the second quarter of 2008 for the index, published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, Va., shipments remain at a very low level, with the index still more than 30 percent below the third quarter of 2008. A broader ...

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