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Nine out of 10 company leaders expect revenues to increase every year over the next five years, and well over half anticipate strong annual growth of 5% or more. This is only one of the predictions and insights revealed in this special research report on the leadership expectations and priorities of U.S. manufacturers. To address such challenges, manufacturers are making significant investments in equipment and systems. The top objectives of these investments is to become more agile by increasing productivity, improving responsiveness and enhancing collaboration with customers and suppliers.