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August 16, 2010
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Industry Outlook: Adjusting The Sails

0810outlook8While it is difficult to determine how quickly the overall economy will improve, it’s clear that improvement will come—but perhaps only for those who understand the structural changes that have occurred and must now be dealt with. As the writer William Arthur Ward noted: “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

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August 16, 2010
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Industry Outlook: Partners In Progress

0810outlook6Slowly and steadily, the business prospects for our customers in virtually every industry have brightened after the prolonged global economic downturn that challenged so many organizations. Most customers have benefited from taking a closer look at their priorities in this increasingly competitive and still relatively unsettled business environment.

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August 16, 2010
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Industry Outlook: Maximizing Manufacturer Productivity

0810outlook4Organizations across the industrial landscape rely on ExxonMobil’s Mobil-branded industrial lubricants to maximize their productivity and ensure equipment runs smoothly. For example, through our extensive Equipment Builder Group, we work side-by-side with customers and the world’s leading equipment manufacturers to engineer high-performance greases, cutting and hydraulic fluids and gear and slide-way oils that not only meet, but in many cases exceed, the requirements of today’s advanced machinery.

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August 16, 2010
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Industry Outlook: From Trough To Peak — Preparing For Growth

0810outlook1There’s a fairly consistent reality in business: When times are good, management focuses on growth. In tough times, it’s natural to focus more on survival and ensuring a business remains viable. During the past downturn, Inpro/Seal (a subsidiary of Waukesha Bearings Corporation) took a different tack.

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