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Pneumatic Tube and Fittings Market

The U.S. market for pneumatic tubes and fittings represents about $1.23 billion, according to estimates from MDM Analytics, Boulder, Colo.

This recent article in Industrial Supply Weekly includes charts showing the top 10 industries, by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, consuming these products in the manufacturing, construction and mining/utilities industries, plus annual end-user consumption by geographic region.

Weekly Economic Report

This week's Economic Report and the latest Global Manufacturing Update, provided by the National Association of Manufacturers are available below:

     NAM Econ Report 6 29 2015

    Global Manufacturing June 2015

NAHAD Industry Trends - May Update

March weakness carried forward into April despite a modestly easier comparison. This is consistent with our base case expectation which was for a full quarter of March type weakness. However, order deterioration, weaker manufacturer activity, another reduction to the full year outlook and increasingly difficult comparisons all suggest the magnitude of the declines will increase as we progress through the remainder of the quarter.


The April NAHAD Index produced a reading of 59.6 up from 48.0 in February. The broader ISM moderated to 51.5, down from the 52.9 reading last month.

The full year outlook was cut another 200-300 basis points in April following a 50-100 bp cut last month. Growth is now forecast up 1% for the full year 2015, down from 3-4% previously.

Sales in our April survey declined 2%, relatively in line with March (adjusted for selling days – down 1-2%) as continued weakness in oil / gas markets, as well as the broader industrial economy, remains a drag.

Want Full Report Details?

The monthly NAHAD Industry Trends Report is a free member service, available to all participating distributor and supplier members. Simply respond to the monthly survey request; it’s quick, easy and packed with valuable information. Questions? Contact Amy at aluckado@nahad.org.

NEW! NAHAD Employee Development Roadmap


NAHAD’s Education Committee is pleased to offer the new Employee Development Roadmap to assist members with supporting the professional development of their most valuable asset - their employees.

Proper onboarding and training of new employees and the ongoing education of current employees is critical to their success, and that of your business. It’s no secret that the cost of finding new hires is an expensive and time-consuming chore; keeping qualified and enthusiastic employees is so much better for your company and so much more rewarding for the individuals who keep your business running.

This Roadmap provides several important purposes:

  1. Provide you with important and timely Human Resource updates, policies and templates, as provided by Executive Consultant, Nancye Combs and other HR and legal experts;
  2. Identify the key positions within the typical NAHAD distribution company, by title, with sample Job Descriptions for each, and;
  3. Connect you with various educational courses, training resources and professional development opportunities as provided by NAHAD and its partner organizations.

Please note that NAHAD’s University of Innovative Distribution, which has served the industry since 1994 with exceptional education courses, is a key component of the Roadmap. The courses noted herein were offered at the record-breaking UID program held on March 8-11, 2015, attended by 42 NAHAD members. Mark your calendar now for the 2016 UID, scheduled for March 6 - 9 in Indianapolis, IN. Full course descriptions will be posted in the Roadmap in October.

More details available here.

NAHAD Convention Sets Record Attendance

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April 23 - 27, 2015 - Loews Miami Beach Hotel

NAHAD's 31st Annual Convention set a new record, with 1,100 attendees from around the world enjoying an exciting program of business presentations, workshops, face-to-face business networking, the annual Showcase of Hose Solutions exhibition program, the annual George Carver Award and exciting social events, all designed to build stronger trading partner relationships and deliver new product introductions and hose solutions.

The 2015 Convention in exciting Miami Beach provided a tremendous opportunity to connect with industry leaders, business partners and friends. 

Mark your calendar for NAHAD's 32nd Annual Convention, scheduled for April 30 - May 4 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. Details available soon.

NAHAD 2015 Attendee Lists

   Nahad Distributor Attendees    Nahad Supplier Attendees


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 July 2015