I am anticipating a very good forecast from Alan Beaulieu at the 2014 NFPA Industry & Economic Outlook Conference. What am I basing this on? Last year Alan said that the first half of 2014 would be soft but things will pick up later and heading into 2015.
Alan Beaulieu is from the Institute for Trends Research and a key person for me in terms of understanding the economic condition of the fluid power industry. The Conference will be held at the Westin North Shore in the greater Chicago area on August 11-13.
If you have not yet registered, now would be a good time to reserve your place at the 2014 Conference. You will come away with great information from Alan and many other featured economic speakers who will address the fluid power industry and the many markets that it serves.
I hope that Alan says that he was right last year and that we are heading for good economic times over the next few years. I will get back to you on that.