Sky High: Innovative Elevator Technologies Enable More Efficient Tall Buildings

Sky High: Innovative Elevator Technologies Enable More Efficient Tall Buildings

Elevator technology and skyscraper architecture have a symbiotic relationship, with improvements in one encouraging new developments in the other. In recent years, elevator manufacturers have developed (or are currently testing) new technologies, to increase the speed, and travel distance of elevators, and to allow multiple cabs to operate in the same shaft, all in the name of allowing skyscrapers to grow even taller.


Mexican HVAC Equipment Imports: A Hot Topic Faces a Cold Reality

Mexican HVAC Equipment Imports:  A Hot Topic Faces a Cold Reality

The issue of American companies relocating production to Mexico has become a hot-button issue, with images of closed-up factories used as potent political symbols of a changing US economy. However, in the United States HVAC industry, imports from Mexico remain a small portion of the overall market, and "made in USA" predominates. A Freedonia analyst explains this polemical issue.


Millennials are Changing the Power Lawn & Garden Equipment Industry

Millennials are Changing the Power Lawn & Garden Equipment Industry

Owning a home was once the embodiment of the American Dream, but the Great Recession made buying a house a risky proposition, particularly for young people still trying to find their footing after college. Although the recession has long since ended, first-time mortgages among 29- to 34-year-olds remain low. And fewer first-time home buyers means fewer first-time homes -and fewer lawns to mow. Find out what this means for the market for power lawn and garden equipment

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Lithium-ion Batteries Take Off, And Catch Fire

Lithium-ion Batteries Take Off, And Catch Fire

Lithium-ion batteries offer many powerful advantages over other types of batteries when used in personal electronic devices. However, they remain a relatively new and developing technology, a fact that yields occasionally explosive results.