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Auto Market Powers Industrial Growth

Several of Michigan’s largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) have individually added more manufacturing jobs over the past year than many states.

The overall business climate in the electrical market is tough to gauge. Some regional markets, business segments and individual electrical distributors are on track for double-digit electrical sales increases in 2015. Others reflect the slow-growth environment of the overall U.S. economy, or are really suffering, like boom-and-bust oil markets.

A key market segment showing  good — and in some market areas terrific — growth over the past year is the industrial market. It’s an

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