NEMA motors index surges in Q2

NEMA’s Motors Shipments Index (MSI) jumped 7.8 percent during the second quarter of 2010. On a year-over-year basis, the index registered a 16.1 percent rate of growth, but still remains approximately 16 percent below its peak.

Of the index’s two underlying categories, inflation- and seasonally-adjusted shipments of fractional horsepower motors accounted for the entirety of the quarter’s growth while demand for integral horsepower motors remained surprisingly lackluster, particularly

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