MCLEAN, VA-Show management for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) reports positive news following initial booth assignments for IMTS 2010, which runs September 13 to 18, 2010, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. More than 850 exhibitors have contracted more than 1,100,000-square-feet of exhibit space for IMTS 2010.

“We are confident that IMTS 2010 is poised to play a continuing role in the recovery of the manufacturing industry, says Peter Eelman, vice president of exhibitions for IMTS. “These strong initial numbers show that there is confidence in manufacturing and we as an industry are primed for recovery.”

Compared to the same time prior to IMTS 2008, the exhibit space square footage is nearly identical and the number of exhibitors only slightly less. Some exhibitors have actually been assigned to larger space, a request they have made for many show cycles.

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