Electrical Economy http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7388/more en Metals Markets Rise Again http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/metals-markets-rise-again <div class="node-body article-body">Most markets rose last week, with some like tin and zinc making new short term highs, while others, notably copper, lead, and crude oil are testing overhead resistance, according to John Gross, president. J.E. Gross & Associates (<a href="http://www.jegross.com" title="www.jegross.com">www.jegross.com</a>).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/metals-markets-rise-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/metals-markets-rise-again#comments Materials Pricing copper metals wire and cable Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:32:00 +0000 31631 at http://ewweb.com The Distributed Future http://ewweb.com/solar/distributed-future <div class="field-deck"> The movement toward widespread use of distributed sources of power, from small rooftop solar systems to community and campus microgrids, is gaining momentum and giving shape to the power systems of the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The future is coming on fast in the world of electric power. We&rsquo;ve talked over the past two years in these pages about the potential disruption to come from distributed energy resources (DER) or distributed generation. Over that time, some of the what-ifs have become real world transitions and new what-ifs have become a little more compelling. Recent news reports and research publications give some hints of what a future rich in distributed generation options might look like.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/distributed-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/distributed-future#comments Market Forecasts Management Solar Gold Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:45:00 +0000 31821 at http://ewweb.com Frank Peters/iStock/Thinkstock February Purchasing Managers Index Still Weak - IHS Global Insight Commentary http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/february-purchasing-managers-index-still-weak-ihs-global-insight-commentary <div class="field-byline"> Michael Montgomery, US Economist, IHS Global Insight </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Check out this insightful and amusing commentary by Michael Montgomery, U.S. economist, IHS Global Insight on the latest Purchasing Managers Index.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/february-purchasing-managers-index-still-weak-ihs-global-insight-commentary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/february-purchasing-managers-index-still-weak-ihs-global-insight-commentary#comments Economic Indicators Global Insight Michael Montgomery Purchasing Managers Index Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:13:00 +0000 31301 at http://ewweb.com Will Copper History Repeat Itself in 2016? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/will-copper-history-repeat-itself-2016 <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, J.E. Gross &amp; Co. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Today’s wild gyrations in copper pricing are nothing new to the metals market. The industry survived an even wilder ride in the 1980s. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Take a look at the long-term relationship of copper prices to the prime lending rate over the past 45 years. Generally speaking, higher interest rates associate with halting market declines, and often accompany rising copper prices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/will-copper-history-repeat-itself-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/will-copper-history-repeat-itself-2016#comments Materials Pricing Community & Opinions Commentary Gold Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:42:00 +0000 30851 at http://ewweb.com (Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images) DISC Corp.’s New Flash Update Points to Sales Decline in 2016 Electrical Wholesaling Industry http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/disc-corp-s-new-flash-update-points-sales-decline-2016-electrical-wholesaling-in <div class="node-body article-body">When the right mix of key economic indicators line up in the wrong constellation the only outcome is bad news for the electrical industry, according to DISC Corp.’s new Flash Update, which offers subscribers a quick monthly summary on the health of the key economic indicators that shape the electrical wholesaling industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/disc-corp-s-new-flash-update-points-sales-decline-2016-electrical-wholesaling-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/disc-corp-s-new-flash-update-points-sales-decline-2016-electrical-wholesaling-in#comments Economic Indicators DISC Isenstein Wed, 17 Feb 2016 16:54:00 +0000 30811 at http://ewweb.com Weak Ending to 2015 Should Be Followed By Better Growth in First Half of 2016 - IHS Global Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/weak-ending-2015-should-be-followed-better-growth-first-half-2016-ihs-global-foreca <div class="node-body article-body">Here's a quick forecast for the overall U.S economy from Nariman Behravesh, chief economist, IHS Global Insight, Lexington, Mass. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/weak-ending-2015-should-be-followed-better-growth-first-half-2016-ihs-global-foreca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/weak-ending-2015-should-be-followed-better-growth-first-half-2016-ihs-global-foreca#comments Market Forecasts forecast IHS Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:50:00 +0000 30061 at http://ewweb.com The Top 50 Electrical Contractors http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/top-50-electrical-contractors <div class="node-body data_table-body"></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/601ewTOP50_DATA.csv" type="text/csv; length=3692">601ewTOP50_DATA.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Off </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/top-50-electrical-contractors#comments Market Forecasts Gold Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:41:00 +0000 29131 at http://ewweb.com Business Boom: 2015 Top 50 Electrical Contractors http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/business-boom-2015-top-50-electrical-contractors <div class="field-deck"> As the market heats up, the 2015 Top 50 electrical contracting firms not only experience a surge in sales, but also increased competition for skilled workers and projects. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The economic expansion has ignited a flame below the electrical construction market, sparking an explosion of opportunities for the nation&rsquo;s Top 50 electrical contractors.</p> <p>&ldquo;When the market appeared to be recovered, our clients held on as long as they could,&rdquo; says John Boncher, president and CEO of Cupertino Electric, Inc. (No. 7), San Jose, Calif. &ldquo;Once they realized that the recovery was real, they released the hounds, and there was a building explosion.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/business-boom-2015-top-50-electrical-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/business-boom-2015-top-50-electrical-contractors#comments Market Forecasts Silver Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:28:00 +0000 29121 at http://ewweb.com <p>A look inside Syracuse University&rsquo;s new School of Law, Dineen Hall. This collaborative working area is adjacent to the school&rsquo;s main library. The luminaires represent flying books that create a unique look hanging over the tables. O&rsquo;Connell Electric was the electrical contractor for the project, which spanned all of 2014. The 200,000-square-foot facility features an open architecture design, collaborative learning spaces, and state-of-the-art technology.</p> (Photo courtesy of O’Connell Electric) 2016 New England Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2016-new-england-region-forecast <div class="field-deck"> Connecticut - Maine - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Rhode Island - Vermont </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New England is enjoying a nice recovery from the economic doldrums, and as usual it’s been led by the Boston metropolitan area, which Moody’s says has “the strongest commercial real estate market in the country since the 2008 recession.” In the past few years,the city has enjoyed a major redevelopment of its waterfront, the opening of thousands of square feet of new office and retail space and billions of dollars in construction spending.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2016-new-england-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2016-new-england-region-forecast#comments New England Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28311 at http://ewweb.com 2016 Middle Atlantic Region Forecast http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2016-middle-atlantic-region-forecast <div class="field-deck"> New Jersey - New York - Pennsylvania </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This region is always dominated by New York City, and in 2014 that will be a good thing. The New York Building Congress said a surge in residential building will boost total construction spending in the city 14% this year to $31.5 billion, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the New York area added 5,000 jobs year-to-year through August. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2016-middle-atlantic-region-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2016-middle-atlantic-region-forecast#comments Middle Atlantic Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28321 at http://ewweb.com <p>The development of Hudson Yards will create more than 23,000 construction jobs to build more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops, a collection of restaurants, approximately 5,000 residences and a 175-room luxury hotel, along with acres of public space.</p>