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In the latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, the historically high levels of optimism that manufacturers in the United States expressed during the first two quarters of 2017 continued unabated through the third quarter. In March, 93.3 percent of respondents felt positive about their own company’s outlook, an all-time high in the survey’s 20-year history. That dropped slightly in the second quarter to 89.5 percent, then rose a bit again in the third quarter to 89.8 percent. As a result, this year we have seen the highest consecutive three-quarter average — 90.9 percent having a positive outlook for their company — in the survey’s history.