- Change in number of request for proposals from September to October - 49.8
- Change in number of orders from September to October - 53.4
- Change in backlog from September to October - 53.1
- Expected change in the health of the thermal-processing industry through November - 51.9
A number above 50.0 indicates increased activity or growth. A number below 50.0 indicates decreased activity or a decline in growth. Look for these numbers, along with historical values, on the editorial page of the next issue of Industrial Heating.