Market Forecasts en DISC’s Latest Flash Update – Look for Better Growth in 2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp., Orange, Conn., and the electrical market’s leading economist, has updated his forecasts for 2016-2017 on his new Flash Update, a monthly forecasting service launched earlier this year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts DISC forecast Isenstein Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:14:00 +0000 34921 at Electrical Industry on Hold <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">Electrical industry sales were down more than 1.5% in the first quarter, and we view first quarter performance as history, not a forecast. But let’s try to put this in some context. Few if any industries can thrive against the tide of a slow-growing economy.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Gold Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:47:00 +0000 34411 at The 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Management Solar Gold Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:45:00 +0000 31821 at Frank Peters/iStock/Thinkstock Weak Ending to 2015 Should Be Followed By Better Growth in First Half of 2016 - IHS Global Forecast <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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts forecast IHS Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:50:00 +0000 30061 at The 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="" /><a href="" 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> Market Forecasts Gold Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:41:00 +0000 29131 at 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Silver Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:28:00 +0000 29121 at <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 Pacific Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Alaska - California - Hawaii - Oregon - Washington </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction cranes pierce the sky all over San Francisco and the growth of tech companies in Silicon Valley and throughout the Bay Area are supporting a healthy construction scene that’s cooled a little bit since last year but is still the envy of many other metros. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pacific Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28391 at Image copyright Thinkstock 2016 Mountain Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Arizona - Colorado - Idaho - Montana - Nevada - New Mexico - Utah - Wyoming </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Colorado’s Front Range is growing fast and Nevada’s construction industry will enjoy new data centers being built in Reno and Las Vegas, the Tesla plant near Reno, a large casino project and a 230-mile high speed rail link to Los Angeles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mountain Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28381 at Image copyright Thinkstock 2016 West South Central Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Arkansas - Louisiana - Oklahoma - Texas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Texas economy is being fueled not only by the energy boom but a hiring binge by tech firms in the Austin area, and rapid residential growth in the Dallas, Houston and San Antonio markets.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> West South Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28371 at 2016 West North Central Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Iowa - Kansas - Minnesota - Missouri - Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While North Dakota’s booming Bakken oil and gas business gets much of the attention, other interesting projects broke ground in the past year. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> West North Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28361 at Photo by Tony Webster, CC-by-2.0