Twelve of Fitzpatrick Manufacturing's team members attended IMTS 2016. This trade show is a long standing tradition in our company; some of our team members have been attending IMTS since 1980. IMTS provides a platform for our team members to the latest and greatest technology. This show is a useful tool in updating our strategic plan for our company. The 2016 show was the third largest in number of registrations, which is huge considering many companies have seen a decreased work load due to the industrial recession that appears to have started in Q1 of 2015. The large number of registrants was clearly evident while walking the exhibit space at Chicago’s McCormick Place. It also seems there were more exhibitors there than in recent history, which may be a good indication that the industrial economy is recovering.