Weekly Poll (16)


An analysis on industries with the happiest workers in the U.S. found that construction workers had the highest levels of self-reported happiness of any other major industry category, due in part to sign wages and greater job opportunities. Do you see this success within the construction industry, particularly with the labor shortage?


A year-end report from Dodge Construction Network shared that the construction industry could remain positive in 2023, despite economic uncertainty. Do you believe that the industry will continue to maintain growth this year?


A recent research report found that epoxy is the fastest-growing segment by binder type in the global floor coating market, followed by acrylic, polyurethane, methyl methacrylate and others, respectively. When coating industrial floors, which type of coating do you prefer?


The November Construction Backlog Indicator from the Associated Builders and Contractors reported that the CBI was at its highest since the second quarter of 2019. Is your company witnessing a healthy backlog?


A report from the Associated General Contractors of America found in an analysis of government data that although construction input costs appeared to be decreasing, contractor bid prices remained on the rise for the month of July. Have these numbers been impacting your business?


Several reports have indicated that the construction industry in North America is continuing to undergo challenges related to supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and recruitment. Is your company being impacted by the labor shortage?


Is your company experiencing delays and other issues due to the supply chain, availability of raw materials or inflation?


Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently unveiled a new National Recycling Goal that aims to increase the national recycling rate to 50% by 2030. Do you think the endeavor will successfully create more jobs and help to conserve natural resources?


As the year reaches its halfway point, how has your business fared in 2018?


Many coatings suppliers have reported that increased raw-materials prices hurt their bottom line in 2017. Have rising material costs impacted your business in the past year?


What do you expect will be the biggest story in the protective coatings field in 2018?


How much weight do you give to market-research studies?


U.S. construction activity was up about 7 percent from 2013 to 2014. What do you see for 2015?


How does your 2014 summer work season look, compared to last year’s?


What industry economic indicators do you follow most closely?


What is your prognosis for the health of the coatings industry in five years?


 
 
   

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