Tag Archives: National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Members of Congress visit NEMA plants

Von Roll, Siemens, GE, others give tours to elected officials Several members of NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) have recently seen elected officials pay visits to their facilities. Jonathan Roberts, COO of Von Roll USA, Inc. told EA about having a member of Congress visit his company’s Schenectady, NY location, saying “Congressman Tonko visited our […]

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The electrical industry in the economic recovery

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor An evaluation of the health of the U.S. electrical manufacturing industry was provided by Timothy Gill, deputy chief economist at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, during the recent Coil Winding, Insulation, and Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition and Conference in Rosemont, Ill. Gill said he expects economic growth to be “solid” […]

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Growth pace slows for industrial supply index

The February ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association indicated that growth slowed in January for both manufacturers and distributors. The ISA Manufacturer Index decreased from 61.3 in December to 58.9 in January, while the ISA Distributor Index fell from 66.6 in December to 57.8. “While both Indexes decreased for the month, […]

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North American business conditions rebound in September

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions rose to 42.1 in September, up from 35.7 and 38.6, respectively, in August and July. Despite rising to a three-month high, the index remained short of the 50 point level indicating that an equal number of panelists see conditions improving […]

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Motors shipments climb in second quarter

Demand for motors increased for a third straight quarter during the second quarter of 2012 as the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) Motors Shipments Index increased 5.3% from the previous quarter. This surge follows on the heels of a 5.9% (revised) gain posted in the first quarter of this year and a 3.6% gain recorded […]

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Business conditions deteriorated in August, but EBCI panel sees possible improvement

The latest Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) results suggest the North American electroindustry remained in a “soft patch” in August, according to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Rosslyn, Va. association of electrical equipment manufacturers who produce power transmission and distribution equipment. The EBCI for current North American conditions slipped to 35.7 from 38.6 […]

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Business conditions declined in July but improvement expected in second half of year

According to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the same “downdraft afflicting the broad economy appears to be spilling into the electrical manufacturing sector as the industry pulls back from its earlier rebound.” NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions fell to 38.6 in July from 52.4 in June. The index […]

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Motors shipments stable in first quarter of 2012

Demand for motors remained stable for a second straight quarter during the first quarter of 2012 as the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Motors Shipments Index increased 0.8% from the previous quarter. This follows on the heels of a 4.1% gain posted in the fourth quarter of last year. Since bottoming out in the second quarter […]

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Demand for industrial control equipment rises

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Primary Industrial Controls Index increased 11.3% on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the first three months of 2012. The index stands 12% above its year-ago level and 52% above the cyclical trough observed in mid-2009. The Primary Industrial Controls and Adjustable Speed Drives Index, a broader measure of industrial control demands, […]

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NEMA Confidence Index for business conditions slips slightly but remains positive in March

Following a run-up of more than 20 points in January and February to its highest level in more than six years, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions retreated slightly in March, slipping 0.5 points to 72. The survey’s measure of the degree of change in current […]

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