This year’s Top 50, 61% of whom characterized 2015 as business-friendly, exhibit a blend of tempered optimism, eagerness to explore emerging opportunities, and caution in how they approach the marketplace.
If the Federal Reserve Bank doesn’t quite understand what’s happening in the market, how can execs in the metals industry? An Oct. 14 article in The New York Times reported on Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s comments at a recent event sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and gave some insight into the complexity of current market cycles....More
The Dodge Momentum Index fell 4.3% in September to 129.0 from its revised August reading of 134.8 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year....More
Last week saw another 15,600 metric tonnes of copper go into Comex and LME warehouses, bringing the total held to 436,250 metric tonnes, representing the highest level held since Nov. 2013, yet the price continues its sideways move....More
This year’s Top 50, 61% of whom characterized 2015 as business-friendly, exhibit a blend of tempered optimism, eagerness to explore emerging opportunities, and caution in how they approach the marketplace....More
When copper pricing goes a little haywire, people notice. One of the people who notices any unusual changes in prices of the red metal before many in the industry is John Gross, who has spent his career tracking the movement of metals pricing and now publishes The Copper Journal....More
More electrical manufacturers appear to be feeling a bit more bullish about the economic conditions in the electrical market, as the August data for NEMA’s monthly EBCI Index is firmly in growth territory....More
There’s no question eCommerce has changed the distribution landscape.
· It’s changed how you find, engage, and retain customers
· It’s changed your relationship with customers and the skills your people need to serve them
· It’s become a necessary business tool...More
In recent years, distributors have seen their markets drastically change with new competitors and new product categories appearing almost daily, and customers wanting to change the way they buy products and services. And when markets change, distributors must change....More