Market Forecasts en Dodge Expects 2016 Construction Starts to Grow 6% to $712 Billion <div class="node-body article-body">Economists at the 2016 Dodge Construction Forecast spoke with measured optimism about the construction industry’s 2016 economic fortunes, but the bottom-line message was a slow-growth scenario.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Bob Murray Dodge Construction Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:37:00 +0000 27621 at A 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Market Forecasts Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:37:00 +0000 27081 at <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/ The Fallacy of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Gold Mon, 01 Jun 2015 19:37:00 +0000 26231 at The Numbers Tell Our Story: Economics and the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electrical History Market Forecasts Fri, 01 May 2015 16:04:00 +0000 25301 at Dallas, Denver, Seattle and Houston Metros Lead U.S. in Year-Over-Year Construction Employment Gains <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts AGC Associated General Contractors Dallas Denver Houston Seattle Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:47:00 +0000 24061 at <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 DISC's Herm Isenstein on How Oil Prices Impact the Electrical Market <div class="node-body video-body">In his second video interview for Electrical Whoelsaling, Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp., discusses the impact of oil prices on the electrical market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Mon, 09 Feb 2015 04:42:00 +0000 22711 at Herm Isenstein on DISC's 2015 Electrical Industry Forecast <div class="node-body video-body">Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp., sat down with Electrical Wholesaling at the recent NEMRA Conference to discuss his 2015 Electrical Industry Forecast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:25:00 +0000 22541 at <p>Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp.</p> 2015 Market Planning Guide <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lucy, Chief Editor; Kristin LeTourneau, PhD, Penton Associate Director of Market Research; and Doug Chandler, Executive Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Distributors see another year of average business conditions. But if you’re in the right market area, you may enjoy much better growth. The Market Planning Guide will teach you how to get some of that new business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As you develop your market forecast for 2014, factor in another year of steady growth. Pump the growth up a point or two if Congress gets its act together and business owners start investing in their businesses again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Resources Gold Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:52:00 +0000 20931 at Electrical Forecast 2015: Outlook Mostly Sunny <div class="field-deck"> Growth in industrial and construction markets served by distributors should provide some lift and a golden opportunity to concentrate on productivity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The key segment driver for overall industry sales growth this year is the distributor-served contractor market, up better than 6.5%. Next year we expect total industry sales to top $100 billion, a milestone. Industry growth at 8.9% will be the best since 2011.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Gold Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:17:00 +0000 21331 at 2015 Pacific Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Alaska - California - Hawaii - Oregon - Washington </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="margin: 3px; width: 115px; height: 134px; float: right;" />There seems to have been an explosion of construction activity on all fronts in the Pacific region.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pacific Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:02:00 +0000 21291 at <p>The multi-billion dollar expansion of the Port of Long Beach involves both expanded docks and a new intermodal rail hub. / Port of Long Beach</p>