Morris Beschloss

Morris Beschloss

Morris R. Beschloss is a veteran of the industrial PVF business and a longtime industry observer. His career in the industrial pipe, valves and fittings sector spans more than five decades.

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U.S. cumulative wealth reaches all-time high

Big bucks.
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In comprehending a nation’s total value, it must be understood that it encompasses the totality of tangible household values comprising America’s population of 320 million.


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Higher interest rates could weaken housing starts

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac rebound.
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In the wake of four postrecession years, it is obvious that the long love affair with homeowning as the key asset of America’s middle class is over.


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U.S. sees narrower budget gaps and stronger banks

U.S. banks are getting stronger.
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CBO predicts narrower budget gaps


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Global inflation or deflation?

Tax offsets for individuals, small businesses.
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After 25 years of this high interest rate reversal, goods prices dropped precipitously.


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Infrastructure investment could increase this sector

Nonbuilding construction surprise.
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It’s becoming increasingly apparent the residential sector is in a strong comeback mode.


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2014: Off to a running start

Construction, manufacturing jobs on the rise.
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Two simultaneous revelations right after the first of the year have magnified our predictions of industrial manufacturing and construction expansion, as the first quarter of 2014 gets off and running.


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Industrial construction to rise

Trend continues of renting or leasing homes.
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In analyzing the 2014 industrial construction take-off quarter, we consulted industrial components expert Steve Letko regarding the geographical regions’ growth and the intensity of the product components comprising anticipated overall end-use growth.


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Residential construction on an upswing

Lack of skilled labor is an issue for many industries.
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Although single-family housing starts have continued their comeback climb from under 100,000 annually in early 2009, they have significantly rebounded over that figure well into 2013. Much of the recovery on home sales has been concentrated on the reduction of over-extended existing home inventories.


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Commercial building loans on a roll

Solar energy projects also on the rise.
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As mentioned in previous columns, commercial building loans and their supporting activity are edging toward pre-recession levels. As of mid-year 2013, U.S. banks had issued just short of one trillion dollars in commercial real-estate loans, up almost 4% from a year earlier, according to official sources.


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U.S. housing recovery continues

Previous residential boom will not be replicated.
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With recent statistics noting “air pockets” in the post-recession, stuttering economic recovery, new doubts are being cast on the future of America’s housing comeback. On a year-to-year basis, the expansion of additional residential construction seems to have plodded ahead at a low double-digit rate with expectations of a forthcoming pickup, even if that rate is modest by previous standards.


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