The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2015 - (Page 30)

INDUSTRY PULSE: 3 For years, The MHEDA Journal has done forecasting in the 1st Quarter Issue of the magazine. It's one of the most popular features in the magazine. However, over the course of the year, things change and trends emerge. We decided that it didn't make sense to only forecast once per year. So with that in mind, we are debuting a new feature called the "Industry Pulse" where we talk to MHEDA members and Board Members each quarter to get a status update on the industry. What has changed and what has remained the same? We found that since the 1st Quarter, nearly 60% of respondents have actually changed their projection for 2015. Why? A myriad of issues such as: Low oil prices What are the trends driving growth in your region or company? Tweet us @MHEDA_Journal using the hashtag #trendsdrivinggrowth to tell us what you're seeing. Increased capital spending Uptick in rental activity Automation projects BY THE NUMBERS Overall Results: 9.4% of cumulative growth expected by respondents Nearly 40% of those surveyed have revised their projections up! n 62% of respondents' projections have remained the same since October n 38% of respondents have revised their projections up since October Potential growth industries: Food and Beverage themhedajournal.org Home Construction Automotive Retail Natural Gas RD http://www.themhedajournal.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2015

President’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
Ask Your Board
In Memory
MHEDA University Calendar
MHEDA Member Profile
@ Work
Industry Pulse
Happy Anniversary!
Best of the Best
Celebrating Material Handling Rock Stars
An Interactive Experience
The Trend Toward Automation
Automation and Labor
How to Talk to Someone Significantly Younger or Les Experienced Than You
Integrating Your Online Presence into a Mobile Market
The Other Competitive Advantage
Hack-Proof Your Company’s Social Media
MHEDA Convention Recap
Turning Sales into Profit
Ten Reasons Why You Can’t Fill Jobs
Sucesion Planning
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index to Advertisers by Product Category
The Last Word

The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2015

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