Commodities, Shortages and Inflation: What’s the Impact on Industrial Real Estate?

            Record industrial real estate demand combined with aging building inventory has helped the sector maintain a record-level industrial construction pipeline. The recent commodity shortages and increased pricing could, however, slow down real estate developers, potentially driving already low vacancy rates down even further. These shortages are also making it[…]

Transforming the Supply Chain for Shifting Channel & Product Demands

How has COVID-19 Impacted eCommerce, Logistics & Manufacturing?     Join a panel of logistics and retail experts for a discussion about pandemic-driven shifts in supply and demand. Find out what changes are happening now and how industries may be impacted in the coming months/years. The conversation will include the eCommerce multiplier, acceleration of technology[…]

Thinking Outside the Box: How SafeTraces Tracks Food, Not Packages

During a 2011 listeria outbreak involving cantaloupe, 33 people died and 137 were sickened. While Anthony Zografos was not one of them, the story caught his eye. And the thing that concerned him the most was the weeks it took to pinpoint the source of contamination. Many consumers may have had those melons in their[…]

Acting Fast to Slow Machinist Turnover

A.R.E. Manufacturing Inc. is a family-owned contract machine shop located in Newberg, Oregon. What started out of a garage as a two-person business has grown into an established company with nearly 50 employees that specializes in the manufacture of machined components using high precision CNC equipment: vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers with pallet systems[…]

U.S. Economy Positioned to Perform Well in 2018

There is renewed confidence in the economy, higher levels of real discretionary income are anticipated, and stronger global growth is expected to support U.S. economic expansion. For the fourth quarter, job gains averaged 204,000 per month. For all of 2017, U.S. firms created nearly 2.1 million new jobs. In addition, tax reform should bolster the[…]

U.S. Steelmakers Decide to Bet on Themselves

Steelmakers are boosting production capacity in the U.S. again in a bet that they can break the grip that cheap imports have on American industrial supply chains. Large steel manufacturers such as Nucor Corp., Tenaris SA and Big River Steel LLC are building mills and accelerating output as steel imports into the U.S. continue to[…]

Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks

  HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla has aimed to reinvent the automobile and the way electricity is generated for homes. With those efforts still in progress, it is setting out on another quest: to remake the multibillion-dollar trucking industry. In an elaborately produced nighttime presentation by its chief executive, Elon Musk, Tesla on Thursday unveiled a[…]

Last Mile: Devouring the Consumer

Cushman & Wakefield pulled together a graphic highlighting why Florida is the ideal location for e-commerce business. E-commerce and the growth of online shopping is changing the retail landscape and the development of the last mile supply chain strategy is driving efficiences and disrupting traditional business models. Florida is a prime location for e-commerce tenants.[…]

Manufacturing Adds 17K Jobs In December; Warehousing Up 1,600

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its December employment report on Friday, showing that total nonfarm employment increased by 156,000 while the national unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a point to 4.7 percent from November as the labor force grew. Factory jobs jumped by 17,000 during December, following a loss of 4,000 in[…]