Economic Indicators en The 2016 Top 200: Analysis <div class="field-deck"> Most of the largest electrical distributors in North America expect growth in 2016, despite challenges in the energy and industrial markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At a time when many distributors would be happy with growth somewhere in the industry’s historical range of 4% to 8%, a surprising number of respondents to this year’s survey expect double-digit sales growth in 2016.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators Top 200 Gold Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:03:00 +0000 34401 at 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators Global Insight Michael Montgomery Purchasing Managers Index Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:13:00 +0000 31301 at DISC Corp.’s New Flash Update Points to Sales Decline in 2016 Electrical Wholesaling Industry <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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators DISC Isenstein Wed, 17 Feb 2016 16:54:00 +0000 30811 at Top 10 Housing Markets for 2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Washington, D.C., is expecting big things for the residential market in 2016 with a 23% national increase to 877,000 housing starts.These metros will be amongst next year's housing hotbeds.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators building permits Housing starts NAHB National Association of Home Builders Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:54:00 +0000 27971 at Electrical Stocks Hold Up Reasonably Well in 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="" /><a href=" 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="" /> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:22:00 +0000 26651 at Getty Images News The 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators Top 200 Gold Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:03:00 +0000 26261 at NEMA’s EBCI Index Slides Again in 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators EBCI National Electrical Manufacturers Association NEMA Mon, 01 Jun 2015 04:27:00 +0000 24941 at Construction Starts Climb 9% in 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators Dodge Data Analytics Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:37:00 +0000 23081 at Photo credit: Getty Images North America DISC's Herm Isenstein on the 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:53:00 +0000 22911 at Follow That 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators Atlas Van Lines Migration Study Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:13:00 +0000 22371 at