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Sept Trends Report - 9% Growth in 2017?

Industry Trends Report

Quarter-to-date sales and orders are roughly in line with calendar 2Q trends with generally broad-based end-market strength. Despite the solid near-term activity we remain cautious on the medium-term outlook as sales and order growth appears to be plateauing and we are beginning to hearing more negative commentary on the automotive end market

Sales growth in our survey accelerated to 13% following 7% growth in July, which was impacted by the timing of the July 4 Holiday. Quarter-to-date sales growth of 10% is in line with growth in 2Q.

Orders improved to 14% growth in August, following 11% in July. Orders, quarter-to-date, are trending roughly in line with the 12% growth in 2Q. Distributors and manufacturers have raised their 2017 outlook to 9% growth on average, up from 8% prior. This is up from an initial outlook of 3% and follows a decline of ~5% in 2016.

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NAHAD Announces New Executive V.P.

Molly A Mullins

The NAHAD Board of Directors recently announced the successful conclusion of a multi-year transition of the association’s executive leadership with the appointment of Molly Alton Mullins to the position of NAHAD Executive Vice President. Joseph Thompson, who has served as NAHAD’s E.V.P. since 1990 will continue to support the association as General Manager through June, 2018.

In 2015, the NAHAD Board enthusiastically agreed to the leadership succession plan as proposed by Mr. Thompson, which included his eventual replacement. Ms. Mullins joined the association soon afterward as Associate Executive, immediately assuming numerous program oversight and strategic leadership responsibilities. Over the past two years, she has shepherded the successful start of NAHAD’s Social Cause initiative; Charity:Water, the implementation of the new Women in NAHAD and Emerging Leaders programs, and has worked closely with the Board and committees on a variety of projects and strategic matters.

Weekly NAM Economic Report

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This week's Economic Report and the latest Global Manufacturing Update, provided by the National Association of Manufacturers are available below:

 NAM Econ Report 9.18.2017
 Global Manufacturing Econ Report September

Talent Value: Building High Performance Organizations

A NAHAD Member Benefit Webinar Invitation

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  • Google is partnering with recruitment giants like CareerBuilder, Monster, LinkedIn, Glassdoor & more.
  • At this time Google for Jobs is not partnering with Indeed, rather views them as a competitor.
  • Employers job advertising strategies need to adapt to Google's search engine algorithms.

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NAHAD Markets Monitor Report - 2Q17

Markets Monitor




NAHAD's quarterly Markets Monitor Reports, produced in partnership with MDM Analytics, provide pricing trends and market data for five common industrial product groups sold by NAHAD members: hydraulic hose, industrial hose, conveyor belts, transmission belts, and seals and o-rings. The Reports provide a national benchmark and comparisons of the latest quarterly data with the previous quarter and also the same quarter of the previous year.

During the second quarter of 2017, most core NAHAD-member product categories showed a mild increase in selling prices at the domestic producer level. Following a large pricing spike at the beginning of 2017, Conveyor Belt pricing moderated in the second quarter.

More information about this Report, and special NAHAD-member pricing for MDM Analytics' services is available here.

NAM Update - Health Care Reform

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NAM - the National Association of Manufacturers - offers this latest update on efforts in Washington, DC to address Health Care Reform.

NAHAD's Newest Value Partner

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APPI Energy provides NAHAD members with data-driven energy procurement solutions, helping to reduce operational expenses and create budget certainty. Through NAHAD’s Value Partners Program, APPI Energy offers NAHAD members competitive electricity and natural gas supplier prices at no up-front cost or obligation to purchase. With over 21 years of industry experience, and a network of over 51 vetted energy suppliers, APPI Energy can help NAHAD members save time and reduce costs on their next contract or renewal.

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Members Made All the Right Connections at NAHAD's 33rd Annual Convention

2017 BrochureOver 930 industry professionals from around the world joined together at the spectacular JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX for NAHAD's 33rd Annual Meeting and Convention. The event featured engaging educational sessions, exceptional networking events, and a powerful Showcase of Hose Solutions, all of which provided invaluable business opportunities for the attendees.

Mark your calendar for NAHAD's 34th Annual,Convention, scheduled for April 28 - May 2, 2016 at the all-new JW Marriott Resort on Marco Island, Florida.




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 September 2017 
September 21-24, 2017

NAHAD Board of Directors Meeting

JW Marriott Marco Island

Marco Island, Florida

October 31 - November 2, 2017

Sales Professionals Training Camp

Don Buttrey - Coach & Trainer

Dayton, OH

March 11-14, 2018

University of Innovative Distribution

JW Marriott Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN