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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

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NAHAD Markets Monitor Report - 2Q17

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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.

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.

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.

August Report: Short Term, Solid; Long Term, Moderating

Industry Trends Report

Distributors and manufacturers have left their 2017 outlook unchanged at 8% growth on average. This is up from an initial outlook of 3% and follows a decline of ~5% in 2016. Although near-term activity remains solid we are growing more conservative on the medium-term outlook as business optimism appears to be moderating and both sales and orders are plateauing.

July sales growth of 7% was slower than the 11% growth in June. We believe July sales were impacted by the timing of the U.S. July 4 holiday, which fell on a Tuesday this year vs Monday in 2016. Sales growth was in line with expectations in July, compared with a net 36% of participants that beat plan in June. Orders improved to 11% in July following 9% growth in June. Although orders improved in the month, they are trending below the 2Q average growth of 12%.

Inventories sentiment remains at very low levels from a historic perspective, as distributors and manufacturers categorized inventories as “just right” (equal # of participants too low and too high). This is a slight increase from the 1% net “too low” reading in June, which was the lowest reading since February 2013 and only the 3rd net too low reading in the history of our survey. The average reading over the past four months is net 2% “too high” which is well below the long run average of 32%.

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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 20, 2017

Talent Value: Building High Performance Organizations

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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