Industry Insights

NAHAD provides access to industry insights and programs offering unique opportunities for members to engage in the industry and the community.

Industry Insights

Dedicated to providing industry leaders with the latest news, innovations, trends, and information about the hose and hose accessory industry. 

NAHAD Issue Alert

NAHAD is pleased to announce NAHAD Issue Alerts, a series of issue briefs on key regulatory topics affecting the hose and hose accessories industry. This month’s brief discusses trucking and transportation and how distributors across the country are dealing with increasing freight costs and the further burden of additional regulations.

Have a government affairs topic you’d like to have considered for a future NAHAD Issue Alert? Email NAHAD Executive Vice President Molly Alton Mullins at

NAHAD’s Issue Alerts are written by Alex Ayers, Vice President, Public Policy with Schoening Strategies, LLC. Alex also serves as the Executive Director of the Family Business Coalition where he previously served for seven years as director of public policy. Alex has published papers and studies in various policy areas including taxes, energy, agriculture, and economics and has testified on tax policy.

NAHAD Industry Trends Report

In partnership with Cleveland Research Company, the Industry Trends Report provides a monthly snapshot of NAHAD member sales activity, new orders, market trends and business forecasts, as compiled from NAHAD member input on a simple, quick, completely confidential online survey. Please note that all answers are anonymous and all information supplied is averaged, with no mention of individual or company names. 

Contact to participate in the survey.

National Association of Manufacturers Report

 The National Association of Manufacturers weekly report contains the latest economic and global manufacturing news and information. NAHAD members are given access as these reports become available.

NAHAD Markets Monitor

NAHAD’s quarterly Markets Monitor Reports, produced in partnership with MDM Analytics, provides pricing trends and market data for five common industrial product groups sold by NAHAD members: hydraulic hose, industrial hose, conveyor belts, transmission belts, and seals and o-rings. The Reports provide a national benchmark and comparisons of the latest quarterly data with the previous quarter as well as the previous year.

NAHAD Public Policy

NAHAD’s U.S. public policy efforts focus on legislation and regulations that impact the competitiveness of wholesaler­distributors and manufacturers and the costs of product to their customer base.

NAHAD Industry Trends Report

NAHAD is pleased to announce that members will begin receiving NAHAD Industry Updates from Cleveland Research. Cleveland Research is an independent research firm focused on ground-level intelligence within industrial industries and the field of distribution. Via email, NAHAD Research Partner Owen Flanagan will provide timely and relevant business updates focused on everything from tariff developments to economic forecasts to Industrial Sentiment Index (ISM) analysis. Look for these updates to hit your inbox soon as well as when pertinent developments occur. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Molly Alton Mullins at

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