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A Year of Decelerating Growth

2019 will see slowing growth across the board ITR Economics CEO Brian Beaulieu will be presenting at the MHEDA Convention on Monday, May 6, 2019, from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. His presentation, “The 2020-2023 Business Cycle” will discuss the current business cycle status of the United States and how, though we ...

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Markets Continue Their Robust Pace. Where Do We Go From Here?

BY BRIAN FEEHAN, PRESIDENT, ITA The expression “elections have consequences” will certainly be put to the test in 2019. The dust is still settling on the recent mid-term elections with some races remaining to be decided. However, we do know that 2019 will bring us a divided US Congress with (as of 11/14/2018) Republican control of the Senate having 51 ...

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Conveyor Industry Shipments Rise

BY ROBERT REINFRIED, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CEMA The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first 6 months of 2018 increased 43.2% compared to the same period in 2017, with total orders of $8.85 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first 6 months of 2018 increased 22.29% compared to the same ...

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MHI Predicts Slower Growth for Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing in 2019

The U.S. economy and Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) enjoyed solid growth in 2018, but the outlook for 2019 and 2020 is not as strong. After one of the longest U.S. expansions in history, slower growth appears likely in coming quarters. The potential for a tighter U.S. monetary policy, rising levels of U.S. debt, and risks associated with the US-China ...

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MHEDA Suppliers Forecast Strong Growth in 2019

MHEDA Suppliers expect continued growth in 2019 MHEDA Suppliers continue to be optimistic going into 2019. With many coming off of record years in 2018, suppliers expect the good times to continue into the new year. While the overall expectations are slightly higher than the distributor projections, suppliers are, by and large, much more concerned with the impact of steel ...

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How the DiSC Report Changes Have Benefited MHEDA Members

The MHEDA Distributor Statistical Comparisons (DiSC) Report provides some key insights into exactly how the high-profit firms generate better profit numbers. It focuses intently on the key profit drivers – growth, gross margin, expenses, inventory turnover and accounts receivable collections. The report provides a roadmap for any firm wanting to improve its financial performance. Recently, MHEDA partnered with the Mackay ...

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Decelerating Growth Expected in 2019

MHEDA dealers expect growth to continue in 2019, though not at the record pace of previous years Each year in the 1st Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal, we survey the industry to try to determine what can be expected from the economy in the coming year. To do this, we solicit forecasts from our partner associations like MHI (page ...

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Ask a MHEDA-NET Group: Economic Trends

“2019 Material Handling Business Trend Number 6 says: While there has been an unprecedented run of positive economic growth and business optimism is at a peak, members must be prepared and plan for a softening of the economy and pay attention to economic forecasts as to its timing. What are the benchmarks you’re using within your company to monitor any ...

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2019 Material Handling Business Trends

The following 2019 Material Handling Business Trends were defined by MHEDA’s Executive Committee. They are defined as “critical” in that they are significant challenges or opportunities that have recently emerged or become pervasive and should be considered as members develop their internal business plans. Members must have a comprehensive and flexible strategy to respond quickly to cost fluctuations. This is ...

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