Electrical Economy http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7388/more en Dallas, Denver, Seattle and Houston Metros Lead U.S. in Year-Over-Year Construction Employment Gains http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dallas-denver-seattle-and-houston-metros-lead-us-year-over-year-construction-employ <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lucy, Chief Editor, Electrical Wholesaling </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction employment expanded in 278 metro areas, declined in 36 and was stagnant in 44 between Feb. 2014 and Feb. 2015, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dallas-denver-seattle-and-houston-metros-lead-us-year-over-year-construction-employ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dallas-denver-seattle-and-houston-metros-lead-us-year-over-year-construction-employ#comments Market Forecasts AGC Associated General Contractors Dallas Denver Houston Seattle Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:47:00 +0000 24061 at http://ewweb.com <p>The Dallas metro led all U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)&nbsp;in year-over-year (YOY)&nbsp;construction employment gains through Feb. 2015 with 12,800 new construction jobs and an estimated&nbsp;1,664 new electrical contractor jobs.</p> Photo credit: Ultima_Gaina/istock/Thinkstock Has Copper Pricing Bottomed Out? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/has-copper-pricing-bottomed-out <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The analysts in this <a href="http://copperinvestingnews.com/"><em>Copper Investing News</em></a> say copper pricing may have finally bottomed out.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 16px;">Says the article:</span></p> <p><em>Despite a lackluster start to 2015, copper prices started to creep back up following the end of Lunar New Year celebrations in China, and analysts have reiterated their positive outlook for the red metal.&quot;&nbsp;</em><a href="http://copperinvestingnews.com/23317-analysts-predict-copper-price-higher-stock-picks.html">Details</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/has-copper-pricing-bottomed-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/has-copper-pricing-bottomed-out#comments Materials Pricing copper Copper Investing News wire and cable Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:15:00 +0000 23111 at http://ewweb.com Photo Credit - Wikimedia Commons Construction Starts Climb 9% in January http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/construction-starts-climb-9-january <div class="node-body article-body">The value of new construction starts climbed 9% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $621.0 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, but giant construction projects continue to prop up the gains to some degree.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/construction-starts-climb-9-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/construction-starts-climb-9-january#comments Economic Indicators Dodge Data Analytics Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:37:00 +0000 23081 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: Getty Images North America DISC's Herm Isenstein on the 2015 Office Market http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/discs-herm-isenstein-2015-office-market <div class="node-body video-body">While the 2015 office market is on an upswing and will be a solid business niche for many electrical distributors, DISC Corp.'s Herm Isenstein says a diverse business portfolio is still better for the long run.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/discs-herm-isenstein-2015-office-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/discs-herm-isenstein-2015-office-market#comments Economic Indicators Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:53:00 +0000 22911 at http://ewweb.com DISC's Herm Isenstein on How Oil Prices Impact the Electrical Market http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/discs-herm-isenstein-how-oil-prices-impact-electrical-market <div class="node-body video-body">In his second video interview for Electrical Whoelsaling, Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp., discusses the impact of oil prices on the electrical market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/discs-herm-isenstein-how-oil-prices-impact-electrical-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/discs-herm-isenstein-how-oil-prices-impact-electrical-market#comments Market Forecasts Mon, 09 Feb 2015 04:42:00 +0000 22711 at http://ewweb.com Herm Isenstein on DISC's 2015 Electrical Industry Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/herm-isenstein-discs-2015-electrical-industry-forecast <div class="node-body video-body">Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp., sat down with Electrical Wholesaling at the recent NEMRA Conference to discuss his 2015 Electrical Industry Forecast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/herm-isenstein-discs-2015-electrical-industry-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/herm-isenstein-discs-2015-electrical-industry-forecast#comments Market Forecasts Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:25:00 +0000 22541 at http://ewweb.com <p>Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp.</p> Follow That Moving Truck http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/follow-moving-truck <div class="node-body article-body">Want to know which cities are growing the fastest? Follow that moving truck. Atlas Van Lines has released data on the origins and destinations of interstate (or between states) moves throughout the previous calendar year for the past 22 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/follow-moving-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/follow-moving-truck#comments Economic Indicators Atlas Van Lines Migration Study Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:13:00 +0000 22371 at http://ewweb.com 2015 National Factbook http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-national-factbook <div class="node-body gallery-body">Few countries on the planet now enjoy such a perfect storm of positive economic indicators. Indeed, one of the few negatives in the 2015 U.S. economic outlook is that key trading partners are wrestling with reduced growth rates (China), or are worried about falling back into recession (Europe). It really is pretty amazing how far the overall U.S. economy has come back since the Great Recession of 2007-2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-national-factbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-national-factbook#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Guide 2015 Market Planning Guide electrical economy Thu, 01 Jan 2015 19:44:00 +0000 22861 at http://ewweb.com 2015 Market Planning Guide http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-market-planning-guide <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lucy, Chief Editor; Kristin LeTourneau, PhD, Penton Associate Director of Market Research; and Doug Chandler, Executive Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Distributors see another year of average business conditions. But if you’re in the right market area, you may enjoy much better growth. The Market Planning Guide will teach you how to get some of that new business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As you develop your market forecast for 2014, factor in another year of steady growth. Pump the growth up a point or two if Congress gets its act together and business owners start investing in their businesses again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-market-planning-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2015-market-planning-guide#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Resources Gold Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:52:00 +0000 20931 at http://ewweb.com Electrical Forecast 2015: Outlook Mostly Sunny http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-forecast-2015-outlook-mostly-sunny <div class="field-deck"> Growth in industrial and construction markets served by distributors should provide some lift and a golden opportunity to concentrate on productivity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The key segment driver for overall industry sales growth this year is the distributor-served contractor market, up better than 6.5%. Next year we expect total industry sales to top $100 billion, a milestone. Industry growth at 8.9% will be the best since 2011.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-forecast-2015-outlook-mostly-sunny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-forecast-2015-outlook-mostly-sunny#comments Market Forecasts Gold Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:17:00 +0000 21331 at http://ewweb.com