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Patrick McGibbon
Chief Knowledge Officer

Patrick McGibbon was promoted to Chief Knowledge Officer for AMT in early 2019. As CKO, Pat is the association’s chief economist, ombudsman, and a member of AMT’s Strategic Alignment team. He heads survey expansion projects, inter-association collaboration in business intelligence, R&D on intelligence projects, and is staff liaison for AMT’s Economics & Statistics Committee and AMT/USCTI’s Joint Statistics Committee.

Patrick McGibbon was promoted to Chief Knowledge Officer for AMT in early 2019. As CKO, Pat is the association’s chief economist, ombudsman, and a member of AMT’s Strategic Alignment team. He heads survey expansion projects, inter-association collaboration in business intelligence, R&D on intelligence projects, and is staff liaison for AMT’s Economics & Statistics Committee and AMT/USCTI’s Joint Statistics Committee.

Posts by Patrick McGibbon
Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonAug 18, 2021

June 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Up 20.5% from June 2020

The cutting tool market continues to experience short-term volatility from a variety of factors, but the overall trend remains positive.

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International
By Patrick McGibbonAug 12, 2021

Global Markets are Blossoming

The United States is experiencing a rebound in manufacturing that increasingly strains and tests traditional supply chains. As a result, U.S. manufacturers are rethinking how they manage risks associated with supply chains.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonAug 10, 2021

Seize the Sizzle: Economic heat continues in fall and beyond

Despite potential hurdles, the foreseeable future is bright – and blazing hot. Here are five takeaways from AMT’s latest economic outlook to help you seize the sizzle – no matter what season it is.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonJul 15, 2021

May 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Up 24.6% from May 2020

May 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $160.7 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonJun 14, 2021

Sources Say Strong Growth in Manufacturing Technology in 2021 Globally

The Oxford Economics report projects a 15% increase in global machine tool consumption in 2021 followed by another 8% increase in 2022.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonJun 10, 2021

April 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Up 26.3% from April 2020

April 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonJun 10, 2021

Manufacturing as Economic Foundation

Automation is imperative because one of the only ways the U.S. can remain competitive given wage differentials between countries is by increasing productivity.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonMay 18, 2021

March 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Up 18.8% from February 2021

March 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $177.6 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Patrick McGibbonApr 27, 2021

February 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Up 3.3% from January 2021

February 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $149.5 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology.

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Advocacy
By Patrick McGibbonApr 26, 2021

EPA Issues Ban on Chemical Widely Used in Manufacturing

On Jan. 6, 2021, the EPA issued five rules pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA) banning the use of certain chemicals determined to build up in the environment over time and therefore pose potential risks for exposed populations.

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