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Industrial production is poised to climb at a solid clip in 2011.

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  • Positive global purchasing manager surveys suggest strong industrial production growth in the coming quarters.
     
  • Inflationary pressures are becoming more evident and could threaten firms' gross margins if not offset by price increases.
     
  • The recent Japanese disaster could boost near-term results for U.S. and European automakers, construction equipment manufacturers, and power generation equipment providers.

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Eric Landry does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.