MUKILTEO, WA — Although sales are not back to their "pre-crash" levels, some truckmount manufacturers and distributors are reporting sales of truckmount carpet extractors are on the rise, according to a press release.
The turnaround appears to have started in mid-2010: Although there have been starts and stops, overall sales appear to be improving, according to distributors contacted in the Chicago area and around the country, the release stated.
"An improvement in truckmount sales can be viewed as a key economic barometer for the industry, even the nation," said one distributor.
Although the increased sales may indicate greater confidence in the future, at least among carpet cleaning technicians, there may be other reasons for the improvement, the release noted.
According to Leif Nelson, manager at Hathaway Capital, some loan officers in the industry are "going out of their way" to make loans.
"They look at all avenues in order to approve customers," Nelson added.
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