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2021 manufacturing industry outlook

| May 1, 2021

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2020 has been a year like no other in recent history, and the manufacturing industry has felt the impact. Along with declines in production, forced shutdowns in the early days of the pandemic caused a significant dip in manufacturing employment levels. In our 2021 outlook, we look at the future of manufacturing and outline four trends for the year ahead.

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Article | July 6, 2021

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DELTA DIE TECH

Troqueles Delta SL is a company that is present in the sector of the dies since the 50s. We have a highly qualified workforce, whose daily objective is to provide the best service to our customers, guaranteeing the high quality of our products. The philosophy that defines us is to maintain a close relationship with our customers.

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