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.

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Tariff Tracker: Consumer Water Treatment Systems & Parts Under Pressure

Tariff Tracker: Consumer Water Treatment Systems & Parts Under Pressure

US suppliers of consumer water treatment systems – including water purification systems and water softeners – have not been able to duck the reach of recent tariffs imposed on China.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs      Water Treatment    

Tariff Tracker: The $1.25 Store? Tariffs to Strike Discount Retailers

Tariff Tracker: The $1.25 Store? Tariffs to Strike Discount Retailers

For many Americans who rely on the low-cost housewares and other goods supplied by dollar and discount stores, new tariffs implemented by the US on Chinese imports could spell bad news.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

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.