“ITR is a fantastic resource. I’ve been a customer for a long time and really value their industry-specific outlook. Adding this resource as a PMA membership benefit is a great move!”
Steve Peplin, CEO, Talan Products Inc. | Member Since 1994

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) membership offers access to key economic intelligence from ITR Economics to help reduce risk and drive practical, profitable and informed business decisions. Through this partnership, PMA members receive economic resources monthly and quarterly.

The resources are valued at more than $25,000. As a PMA member these resources are complimentary.

Econ Trends view the metalforming industry at a macro-level while Metalforming Insights personalized business reports view the industry at a micro-level.

Monthly Resources

Advisory Reports

Each month, ITR will provide members with industry snapshots, a macroeconomic outlook, an investor update, long-term views, industry analysis, a leading indicator snapshot and Q&A forum.

Economic Articles

Ever wish you had an unbiased news source to rely on? The monthly economic articles will be that guide! ITR’s data-driven, non-affiliated perspective on current events clears away the noise and allows you to truly understand what is going on in the economy.

Quarterly Resources

Forecast Reports

The quarterly Forecast Reports cover a comprehensive overview of the economy and an in-depth look at key industry sectors—metal stamping industry, automotive, heavy truck, appliance/home products and agricultural/off-highway. The report also will convey the current and shifting phases of the business-cycle (Accelerating Growth, Recovery, Slow Growth or Recession) for each industry sector.
“The Forecast Report and Alliance Tool are tremendously valuable and have helped me make informed, data-driven decisions for my business. Every PMA manufacturing and associate member should be reading these reports and taking advantage of the new member benefit.”
Troy Roberts, CEO, Beanstalk CCW, LLC | Member Since 2019

Economist Interviews

There are usually three to five top-of-mind questions for business leaders across many industries due to major current events happening around them. PMA will record quarterly interview podcasts with ITR economists to ensure that you have the most up-to-date hot-topic answers from which you can lead your business.

Other Resources

ITR Subscription Services

PMA members can take advantage of discounts on the following subscription services from ITR Economics:

  • ITR Insider: receive the most accurate economic data to mitigate business risk and support profitable decision making
  • Trends Report: identify markets of opportunity or risk found within the four comprehensive reports included in the subscription
  • DataCast: increase your ROI in your growth plans – identify markets of opportunity or risk

“PMA and ITR are working together to give PMA members the economic foresight they need
in an effective and easy-to-use format.”
Alan Beaulieu, President, ITR Economics

About ITR Economics

Founded in 1948, ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the United States. With a long-term accuracy rating of 94.7%, ITR Economics has forecast major economic events such as the Great Recession of 2008 years in advance. ITR provides reliable industry and company forecasts tailored to clients’ needs and offers economic webinars, subscription periodicals, consultative reports, and data-collection services.

Questions about ITR Economic Trends?
Contact Cindy Minn, membership and industry data manager, at 216-901-8800 ext. 146.