News & Opinions
The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
Jeffry Bartash / Market Watch / August 1, 2013
The U.S. has regained more than four-fifths of the 8.8 million jobs lost in the private sector during the last recession, but peak won’t be matched until early 2014 at the current pace of hiring. Here’s a MarketWatch snapshot from Jeffrey Bartash of over-achiever sectors with comment on their importance in the big scheme of things.Read More
Hallie Busta / PROSALES / April 5, 2013
Expert advice from Meagan McCoy Jones • Dennis Stine • Peter Alexander • Jeff Rea • David Luck
Keeping pace with the housing market’s upswing requires more than a larger inventory and new technology. You’re likely to need a few more hands on deck—and not just any old pair. We asked owners and managers of leading LBM operations—many of whom spoke at this year’s ProSales 100 Conference—to describe what post-recession growth will mean for their hiring and management practices. We found they’re focusing not just on bringing in the right people but also on how they plan to mobilizeRead More
John Caulfield / BUILDER / April 23, 2013
The country’s business activity in the first quarter of 2013 grew at its strongest pace in a year, according to the assessment of 58 business economists (11 of whom work for companies in an industry group that includes construction) polled by the National Association of Business Economics, which released its April report on Monday.
The survey also found increases in businesses’ profit margins and capital spending at the economists’ firms. And expectations for hiring and further investment strengthened in April, despite the economists’ consensus that the nation’s GDP wouldRead More