Business continues to grow, and that's fueling optimism in the economy, according to the American Mold Builders Assn. Spring 2011 quarterly survey of its members. Survey respondents reporting that current business conditions are Excellent rose a full 5 percentage points to 20%, from the 15% reporting excellent business conditions in the Winter 2011 survey. This is the fourth consecutive quarter that respondents have indicated current business conditions are excellent.
Current business conditions were "Good" for 54% of respondents, down 2 percentage points from the Winter 2011 survey. This may be a result of so many reporting "excellent" business conditions. "Fair" business conditions exist for 22% of the respondents compared to 20% of the respondents in the Winter survey. Those reporting "Poor" business conditions dropped 2 percentage points to 4% from 6% in the Winter survey. For the fifth consecutive survey, no one reported "Bad" business conditions....