According to a report issued by the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), members reported $73.0 million in sales for April 2003, off 4.3% from April 2002's total of $76.3 million. For the year to date, the industry stands slightly ahead of 2002. Billings for 2003 reached $291.8 million. This is 0.3% above 2002 billings of $290.9 million.