Economic Indicators en DISC’s Flash Update: Soft Finish for 2016 but Good Growth for 2017 <div class="node-body article-body">DISC’s new monthly flash update points toward a soft electrical market for the rest of 2016, but Herm Isenstein, DISC’s president, sees solid growth for 2017.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators DISC Herm Isenstein Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:34:00 +0000 36111 at NEMA’s EBCI Index for Current Conditions Jumps 4.7 Points in August <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators National Electrical Manufacturers Association NEMA Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:16:00 +0000 36101 at National Electrical Manufacturers Association Dodge Momentum Index Inches Higher in July <div class="node-body article-body">The Dodge Momentum Index moved slightly higher in July, increasing 0.5% to 134.7 (2000=100) from its revised June reading of 134.1. 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.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators Dodge Momentum Index Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:49:00 +0000 35861 at The 15 Fastest Growing Towns & Cities in the Whole Darn Country <div class="node-body article-body">Some towns and cities are growing like crazy. And if you live in Texas you might know a whole bunch of them. Here are the 15 places seeing most moving vans between 2014 and 2015.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators Market Planning Texas U.S. Census Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:51:00 +0000 35441 at <p>It&#39;s no surprise that Sunbelt States dominate the list of town&#39;s and cities with the most new residents. Texas&nbsp;and Arizona have several towns on the list.</p> U.S. Census Bureau - Population Division 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