Electrical Economy http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7388/more en A More Latin Beat http://ewweb.com/global/more-latin-beat <div class="field-deck"> It takes a special blend of patience, guts and resources to build a business in Mexico and Latin America, but over the long haul this region will provide some intriguing growth opportunities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sluggish world economy, and in particular the fall in oil prices, has put a bit of a damper on the short-term growth prospects for Mexico and the rest of Latin America, but long-term this region of the world will provide good growth opportunities for companies with the patience to wait on their investments in the region. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/global/more-latin-beat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/global/more-latin-beat#comments Global Market Forecasts Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:37:00 +0000 27081 at http://ewweb.com <p>The Latin American market provides some unique challenges. While most of the players are every bit as professional as companies you see elsewhere in the world, you may find the region&rsquo;s electrical infrastructure to occasionally be a bit behind the times.</p> Filipe Frazao/Shutterstock.com Electrical Stocks Hold Up Reasonably Well in Today’s Big Tumble http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/electrical-stocks-hold-reasonably-well-today-s-big-tumble <div class="node-body data_table-body">Most electrical stocks seem to be holding up fairly well in the stock market’s dip on Monday morning.</div> <div class="field-csv-file"> <span>CSV File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-text-csv" alt="text/csv icon" src="http://ewweb.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/text-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/data-tables/stock dip.csv" type="text/csv; length=3028">stock dip.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Disable Right Sidebar Display </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2015/08/gettyimagesnewswallst595.jpg?1440430061" /> </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/electrical-stocks-hold-reasonably-well-today-s-big-tumble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/electrical-stocks-hold-reasonably-well-today-s-big-tumble#comments Economic Indicators Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:22:00 +0000 26651 at http://ewweb.com Getty Images News Copper Culture http://ewweb.com/electrical-history/copper-culture <div class="field-deck"> Instead of dwelling on how much value the wire in your warehouse has lost over the past few months, let’s step back and look at some highlights of the role copper has played throughout human history. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pricing trends may cause some worries about the value of your wire inventory, but it’s worth remembering that copper has played a much bigger role in human culture than the three-month contract on the London Metals Exchange can convey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-history/copper-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-history/copper-culture#comments Electrical History Materials Pricing Gold Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:43:00 +0000 26971 at http://ewweb.com Copyright Evans/Getty Images Is a Copper Crunch Coming? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-crunch-coming <div class="field-byline"> The Visual Capitalist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In his post, “The Looming Copper Supply Crunch,” Jeff Desjardins, a founder of and editor with <a href="http://www.visualcapitalist.com" title="www.visualcapitalist.com">www.visualcapitalist.com</a>, discusses why he thinks there’s a copper shortage on the horizon. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-crunch-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-crunch-coming#comments Materials Pricing cable copper wire Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:07:00 +0000 25771 at http://ewweb.com The 2015 Top 200: Analysis http://ewweb.com/top-200/2015-top-200-analysis <div class="field-deck"> Despite concerns about a dramatic slowdown in the oil and gas market and a sluggish start to the year for the overall U.S. economy, many of the electrical market’s largest distributors still see solid growth for 2015. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Along with providing data on the size of their operations, many respondents take the time to answer questions about business conditions, their internal investments and plans for expansion. One of the more interesting areas of commentary in this year’s responses was the variety of views on exactly where the electrical economy is at right now. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/top-200/2015-top-200-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/top-200/2015-top-200-analysis#comments Economic Indicators Top 200 Gold Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:03:00 +0000 26261 at http://ewweb.com The Fallacy of Composition http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/fallacy-composition <div class="field-deck"> What is true of growth expectations in some specific sub-markets is not necessarily true of the electrical market overall. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For the industry outlook overall, this year is particularly difficult to decipher because we have important indicators moving in opposite directions. We have seen this many times in the past but rarely with such a mixture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/fallacy-composition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/fallacy-composition#comments Market Forecasts Gold Mon, 01 Jun 2015 19:37:00 +0000 26231 at http://ewweb.com NEMA’s EBCI Index Slides Again in May http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nema-s-ebci-index-slides-again-may <div class="node-body article-body">NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined for a second straight month in May, falling to 50 from 54.8 a month ago and from 58.3 in March.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nema-s-ebci-index-slides-again-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nema-s-ebci-index-slides-again-may#comments Economic Indicators EBCI National Electrical Manufacturers Association NEMA Mon, 01 Jun 2015 04:27:00 +0000 24941 at http://ewweb.com Eye on Acquisitions: More Electrical Distributor Mergers Ahead http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/eye-acquisitions-more-electrical-distributor-mergers-ahead <div class="field-deck"> Waves of mergers and acquisitions reshaped the electrical market over the past few decades and HT Capital’s Burk Burkhardt expects to see more in the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Burk Burkhardt has worked on acquisitions of electrical distributors for more than 20 years at HT Capital Advisors. The company is an investment banking firm with a major focus on the electrical wholesaling industry, and over the years it has represented the owners of many electrical distributors in mergers and acquisitions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/eye-acquisitions-more-electrical-distributor-mergers-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/eye-acquisitions-more-electrical-distributor-mergers-ahead#comments Electrical History Mergers & Acquisitions Electrical Economy Gold Fri, 01 May 2015 16:14:00 +0000 25311 at http://ewweb.com Fanatic Studio/Thinkstock The Numbers Tell Our Story: Economics and the Electrical Industry http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/numbers-tell-our-story-economics-and-electrical-industry <div class="field-deck"> Who better to tell EW readers where the electrical economy has been and where it’s going in the future than Herm Isenstein, the electrical market’s pre-eminent economist. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Herm Isenstein has analyzed the electrical wholesaling industry’s economic cycles for 30 years as president of DISC Corp. We recently got Herm’s take on the economic cycles that have the most dramatic impact on the electrical market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/numbers-tell-our-story-economics-and-electrical-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/numbers-tell-our-story-economics-and-electrical-industry#comments Electrical History Market Forecasts Fri, 01 May 2015 16:04:00 +0000 25301 at http://ewweb.com 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