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.


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: US-China Trade War Escalation to Impact Market for Wood Building Products

Tariff Tracker: US-China Trade War Escalation to Impact Market for Wood Building Products

Rising trade tensions between the US and Chinese governments - including new 10% tariffs from the US on $200 billion in Chinese goods - threatens to further impact US imports of wood products. Find out why this has significant implications for the US building materials industry.


Tariff Tracker: Congressional Testimony Reveals Divide Among Flooring Manufacturers

Tariff Tracker: Congressional Testimony Reveals Divide Among Flooring Manufacturers

Will the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration help or hurt the US flooring industry? Testimony by key industry participants shows that companies are divided.

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Tariff Tracker: Will US Raw Materials Tariffs Give Prospective Fence Buyers Pause?

Tariff Tracker: Will US Raw Materials Tariffs Give Prospective Fence Buyers Pause?

Several of the most popular fencing materials in the US are subject to new tariffs of more than 20%. How will this affect demand for fencing going forward?


Tariff Tracker: Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs Impact Windows & Doors Industry

Tariff Tracker: Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs Impact Windows & Doors Industry

In July, the Canadian government retaliated against the Trump administration's initial steel and aluminum tariffs with a slew of its own new taxes on US-produced steel and aluminum products. Now, manufacturers and consumers alike in both countries are suffering the consequences.


Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

The Trump administration's latest round of 25% tariffs on Chinese imports will hit the foamed plastic insulation market particularly hard. With prices set to rise, are other types of insulation next?


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.