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3 Major Engineering & Construction
If you’re involved in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry, there are three major trends coming your way that you need to be prepared... (read more)
Heating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors Industry Outlook
It’s almost summer, so things outside are hot, hot, hot—and cold inside our buildings. This time of the year is a booming industry for HVAC... (read more)
Top Technologies Disrupting
Supply Chain Industry
Last month, 4,000 movers and shakers from the manufacturing and supply chain world attended the ProMat show in Chicago, Ill. Hosted by MHI, a... (read more)
Solar Power: Bright Future in U.S.
A few weeks ago, Inc. Magazine Editor-at-Large Kimberly Weisul highlighted the 6 most profitable industries of 2017. For our industry report this... (read more)
Not Just in the Lab Anymore
Recently, The Economist issued a great video and an in-depth article highlighting how scientists and businesses are applying quantum physics to growing... (read more)
Craft Hot Sauce is Truly Heating Up
If you open one of our refrigerators here at COACT, you’ll learn a lot about our company: we (try) to be healthy (read: lots of fruits and veggies),... (read more)
5 Rising Markets in 2017
Welcome to 2017, everyone! Since the new year is all about the new, I wanted to highlight five emerging markets to watch this year that Andrew... (read more)
IBISWorld Report About Emerging Tech Industries
In a recent IBISWorld report about emerging tech industries, you can explore how disruptive technology has positively impacted four specific sectors... (read more)
Retail Trends for this Holiday Season
With all the changes in the B2C consumer buying process, increased mobility, and more personalized, interactive marketing campaigns, the retail world... (read more)
Blowin’ in the Wind: Cautious, but Positive Growth Outlook for Wind Power
The outlook for wind power throughout the next few years is quite positive, as energy companies and construction firms can expect an almost 75GW total... (read more)
Is Your Business at Risk of a Breach?
During a recent client startup, we had the opportunity to do a lot of research on data breaches and the findings were astounding, to say the least. I... (read more)
Construction Project Management Services
This month, I would like to explore a specialized industry report on the market of Construction Project Management Services. COACT spends a lot of time... (read more)
3D Printers: Prices Down, Demand Up
Per a recent report by IBISWorld research analyst Agiimaa Kruchkin in Manufacturing Tomorrow, the prices for 3D printers are going down while the... (read more)
How the Presidential Election
Will Affect the Market
With the election on the horizon, a question has come to mind: What should we expect from the market during and after a presidential election? As... (read more)
The Resurgence of the Steel Industry in the U.S.
As someone who has worked in the steel industry, witnessing 2015 was nothing less than difficult. The industry was confronted with the largest increase... (read more)
Growth of the Nation
Every month, I have been writing and reporting on a particular industry; however, I believe there is sometimes a different way to break down growth... (read more)
Have you recently been in the market for new software? It can be an overwhelming task to take on. Which one do you buy? Is it a waste of money? Can... (read more)
Let’s Get Building!
This month’s industry article is on the Construction market, specifically focused on Construction Management. Traditionally, in years past, we have... (read more)
How New Year’s Resolutions
Affect Different Markets
I was reading an article this week in the Huffington Post about how much money an individual spends on failed New Year’s resolutions. According to... (read more)
December Industry Report Out – Manufacturing
Manufacturing is an industry that we live and breathe here at COACT. I would say about 90% of clients have prospects in some market segment within... (read more)
This Holiday – Consumers are Optimistic
I can’t believe we are wrapping up the last two months of the year; it's already November! Things are looking very optimistic for those that will... (read more)
EMV Compliance – Does This
Affect You or your Buyers?
At least 25% of our clients currently serve the retail space by providing industry-leading hardware technology, and the biggest topic of discussion is... (read more)
2016’s Top Growth Industries
Most of the time it's not about what you're offering to the market – it's about what market is a good fit for your offering. Determining that... (read more)
Industrial Building Construction
One of the largest industries in the United States is the construction industry. This industry is composed of contractors that are primarily... (read more)
Trade Show Planning Season
It's that time of year – trade show season! We find that the time period between April and September seems to be heavy in trade show exhibition and... (read more)
The E-Commerce Boom
This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, but over the last five years we have experienced quite a boom in e-commerce business. Over the past year, I... (read more)
Growth in 2015
Spring is just around the corner! What a great reminder to us about growth and renewal. As I look at our clients’ strategy in 2015, one of the first... (read more)
Auto Parts — Is this Industry Still Growing?
I’ve got good news for those of you who actively work with and prospect into the automotive parts industry — it’s still growing! I was recently... (read more)
Where is Growth in 2015?
Are you preparing for a big 2015? What industries should you target and who is going to have a big year? I was recently reading an article online at... (read more)
Growth in South Carolina and Indiana
I have an RSS Feed setup in my email that will pull notable articles regarding new manufacturing starts from Area Development. Area Development is a... (read more)
Naughty or Nice?
December 2014 - Can you believe it is that time of year again? It is hard to believe we are already in December of 2014. You are probably well on your... (read more)
November 2014 - Every year around this time I usually write about trends in Colleges and Universities due to "the best time of year" college football... (read more)
Heavy Construction in the U.S.
October 2014 - Last month our industry report was actually on engineering services and their respective industry as a whole. This month I have... (read more)
Engineering Services on the Rebound!
September 2014 - For some of you out there that are frequent readers to our COACT publication, you may be familiar with how COACT really came to... (read more)
August 2014 - August 2014, Wow, where did you come from? Getting social is taking on a new meaning: social media. What a year this has been for social... (read more)
What Are You Eating for Lunch Today?
July 2014 - If you are like 50% of Americans out there you are probably planning on heading out of the office to get a quick bite at your local fast... (read more)
Rise of the Machines
June 2014 - This month's industry review is on the machine tooling industry. In 2014, and really over the last 4 years, this industry has seen amazing... (read more)
Let’s Build It!
May 2014 - Over the last several months we have noticed a general trend across multiple industries; every plan and initiative is either delayed or... (read more)
2014 Fastest Growing Industries
April 2014 - Here we are already heading into Q2 2014. You may feel like you are just recuperating from 2013 and finally starting to get your... (read more)
May Your Glass Ever Be Full!
March 2014 - This month's industry report is on the U.S. Brewing market in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. According to the Brewers Association,... (read more)
February 2014 - Material Handling is the field concerned with solving the pragmatic problems involving the movement, storage, control and protection... (read more)
Flying into 2014!
January 2014 - For anyone that has been to my profile on www.teamCOACT.com, you will see that my background and education is in Aviation... (read more)
December 2013 - As I was traveling over the holiday weekend, down a major Ohio Interstate, I was amazed at the amount of new distribution facilities... (read more)
What’s Your Role This Coming Black Friday?
November 2013 - It is hard to believe that Black Friday is right around the corner. Despite your enthusiasm or lack thereof that stores are going to... (read more)
Industry Report – Planning Season
October 2013 - Feeling the crunch? Planning season...what are you going to do as a leader to plan for 2014? Where are you going to grow in 2014? ... (read more)
Industry Report – Auto Parts Manufacturing
September 2013 - The auto parts manufacturing and Tier I manufacturers is an industry we are currently prospecting to for many of our clients. This is... (read more)
O-H…I-O! It’s that time of year again!
August 2013 - August! When August comes around in most parts of our land, you find that attitudes change towards the heat of the summer. August... (read more)
Industry Report – Engineering Services
July 2013 - We are often asked what type of companies we work with. Our answer is any organization that sales business-to-business. We launched our... (read more)
Industry Report – A True Growth Industry, Generic Pharmaceuticals
June 2013 - Our work at COACT requires a significant amount of industry research, and as the Operations Manager, I have been directly involved in... (read more)
Pack it up! – Industry Report on Packaging Service Providers
May 2013 - Packaging services providers support the manufacturing industry in multiple ways; this can be by providing materials, equipment, and... (read more)
Industry Report – Industrial Construction
April 2013 - What is industrial construction? Industrial construction includes the building of assembly plants or factories that have a primary... (read more)
Industry Report – Restaurant Chains
March 2013 - Do you currently sell a product or service to the restaurant industry? Then read on… In 2012 the Restaurant Chain industry continued... (read more)