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Steady as she goes // Device makers grow despite challenges within the healthcare industry

Military mettle // Contractors look overseas for growth prospects

Road warriors // Truck builders don’t expect a steep grade for orders in 2016

Commodity crush // Surplus grains, ores and fossil fuels compel a pullback in machinery orders, but construction is still rising

Pipeline power // Lower oil prices mean different things for different regions

Shifting sands // Depending on the market segment, construction is either up or down

Upward bound // Steady air travel keeps production orders growing despite softness in market

Engines: still hot // Light vehicle production rates worldwide will continue to rise, just more slowly

// Although low pricing on metal products across the globe once inspired companies to stock up, there’s little appetite for risk peering into 2016

Heat wave // Job description demanding for superalloys

It’s electric // Construction and cars will carry copper, apart from China’s cache

Lighten up // Demand climbs as industries continue to swap alloys

Cautiously optimistic // Stainless steel rises as new cycle begins

Tale of two markets // Depending on the grade, demand for wire rod is flat or rising

Choppy waters // Long-term demand for pipe and tubing is buoyant but heated competition could strand profits

Good, not great // Certain applications spell growth for plate demand, but overcapacity, competition bite at margins

Partly sunny // Carbon steel sheet demand and pricing stabilize in spite of import competition

Rolling along // Solid growth for truck, trailer builders mean a smooth ride

Railcar demand on track // Constraints in freight capacity lead railcar builders to add manufacturing might

Machinery mettle // Low commodity prices weaken farm, mining equipment sales

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