Tariff Tracker: RV Industry Faces a Steel and Aluminum Fork in the Road

Tariff Tracker: RV Industry Faces a Steel and Aluminum Fork in the Road

Recreational vehicle production - much of which is conducted in the US - is heavily reliant on steel and aluminum. Will the Trump administration's tariffs on these materials derail all of the growth the RV market has achieved since the Great Recession?

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: New Taxes Target Plastics

Tariff Tracker: New Taxes Target Plastics

Plastics are everywhere, and they make up an enormous multibillion-dollar global industry. With the US set to impose 25% tariffs on key plastics imports from China soon, what will the ramifications be?

  Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

This Summer’s 3 Fastest Growing Outdoor Room Elements

This Summer’s 3 Fastest Growing Outdoor Room Elements

Summer is the season for cookouts and al fresco dining, leading some consumers to invest in upgrades to their outdoor living spaces. Check out these 3 high-growth product groups set to propel the outdoor kitchen market through the end of summer and beyond.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Tariff Tracker: China Hits Out at US Polyethylene Manufacturers

Tariff Tracker:  China Hits Out at US Polyethylene Manufacturers

The latest round of retaliatory tariffs from China on US imports includes major commodity chemicals and polymers. Find out what's included in this tax, and how it will affect US manufacturers.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: No End in Sight to US & China Trade Hostility

Tariff Tracker: No End in Sight to US & China Trade Hostility

The US and China are currently trading blows in a battle over tariffs. Who will make the next move, and what will the ramifications be?

  Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Complicate the Kitchen Appliance Market

Tariff Tracker:  Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Complicate the Kitchen Appliance Market

The Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum are set to negatively impact several key kitchen appliance manufacturers with large US manufacturing footprints.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Will Tariffs Wash Away Gutter & Downspout Sales?

Tariff Tracker: Will Tariffs Wash Away Gutter & Downspout Sales?

The Trump administration’s tariffs on aluminum and steel have drawn a mixed reaction from US producers.


Tariff Tracker: Tariffs to Spur Increase of US Production of Solar Panels

Tariff Tracker: Tariffs to Spur Increase of US Production of Solar Panels

Many leading global suppliers of solar panels have announced plans to construct manufacturing facilities in the US in 2018.


Pressure Sensitive Tape: Stuck to Progress

Pressure Sensitive Tape: Stuck to Progress

Pressure-sensitive tape has a long and storied history. Find out how tape got its start, and how it has evolved into a range of products essential not only to high-tech manufacturing but to common day-to-day tasks.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Tariff Tracker: From Basic to Luxury Goods, Proposed Tariffs to Impact Low-Income Households Most

Tariff Tracker: From Basic to Luxury Goods, Proposed Tariffs to Impact Low-Income Households Most

Consumer products made in China are generally less expensive and more basic or lower-quality versions compared to those that are made in the US, Canada, or Europe. Therefore, Chinese consumer products are widely sold at mass merchandise and discount retail outlets.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs