- Change in number of request for quotes from October to November – 41.2
- Change in number of orders from October to November – 42.3
- Change in backlog from October to November – 40.9
- Expected change in the health of the thermal-processing industry through Dec. – 39.7
IH Economic Indicators: Indices at All-Time Low
Industrial Heating’smonthly economic indicators for December 2008 failed to show growth in the thermal-processing industry. All four indices declined from November’s numbers and were also at all-time lows. December 2008’s index numbers reflect the changes experienced by responding companies as they compare their November 2008 business levels to their October 2008 levels.