Two-Wheel Diversification: The E-bike & Scooter Revolution

Two-Wheel Diversification: The E-bike & Scooter Revolution

The recent entries of GM and Ford into the e-bike market could be a catalyst for an industry-wide “automotive invasion". Will this spur other big automakers to follow suit?

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Syama: The Mine of the Future

Syama: The Mine of the Future

Resolute’s Syama gold mine in southern Mali will become the world’s first fully automated mine by the end of 2018. What are the advantages to mining automation, and how will it affect the mining equipment industry going forward?


2 Key Ways Commercial Construction Spending to Drive Commercial Roofing Demand

2 Key Ways Commercial Construction Spending to Drive Commercial Roofing Demand

After several years of depressed demand following the Great Recession, commercial roofing sales reached a high level in 2017, fueled in part by reroofing activity in the wake of above average storm activity and gains in commercial construction. Find out which market segments are expected to post the highest gains going forward.


Smart Neighborhoods Show Virtually Limitless Potential of IoT Solutions

Smart Neighborhoods Show Virtually Limitless Potential of IoT Solutions

Imagine a home that consumes 35% less energy than average. Now, multiply those savings across a whole neighborhood – or even an entire city – and consider the potential outcomes.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Security    

AO Smith Flowing into New Markets: 3 Water Treatment Markets to Watch

AO Smith Flowing into New Markets: 3 Water Treatment Markets to Watch

AO Smith, a leading producer of water heaters, has increased its share of the global consumer water treatment systems market in recent years. Check out these three markets where the company has positioned itself for growth.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Water Treatment    

Kigali Amendment to Have Net Positive Impact on HVAC Industry

Kigali Amendment to Have Net Positive Impact on HVAC Industry

While the hole in the ozone layer appears to be on the road to recovery, nations demonstrated their commitment to addressing anthropogenic climate change in 2016, when the landmark Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol was passed.


How Will Cremations Affect the Market for Precast Concrete Cemetery Products?

How Will Cremations Affect the Market for Precast Concrete Cemetery Products?

In general, the popularity of precast concrete products in the US is on the rise. However, there is one funereal exception to this growth trajectory.


Tariff Tracker: Power Lawn & Garden Suppliers Brace for Tariffs, Plead for Reversal

Tariff Tracker: Power Lawn & Garden Suppliers Brace for Tariffs, Plead for Reversal

The first three rounds of the Trump administration’s trade war with China have included tariffs on a range of power lawn and garden equipment, in addition to engines and other OEM components, replacement parts, and attachment accessories.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Not Just a Fad: Taking Smart Lighting from Niche to Necessity

Not Just a Fad: Taking Smart Lighting from Niche to Necessity

Silicon Valley has a vision for the future, and it starts with the Internet of Things – an algorithm-based, data-centric world in which electronic devices communicate with each other and even determine for their users the best course of action to lasting health, happiness, and overall wellbeing.


Tariff Tracker: Another Day, Another Dodged Tariff

Tariff Tracker: Another Day, Another Dodged Tariff

Importers and exporters have long taken advantage of free trade agreements to circumvent tariffs using such methods as transshipments, outsourcing production, and internal supply chain shifts. Increasingly, however, Chinese manufacturers are taking a simpler – if more ethically dubious – approach to avoiding US-imposed tariffs: code misclassification.

  Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Tariffs