Courtesy of The New York Times Rumors of the economic expansion’s death appear to have been greatly exaggerated. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the economy, rose at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, the Commerce … [Read more...] about 2019 First Quarter Economy Results
by Scott Lenz, PCC Marketing Manager The NBA Playoffs are more wide open than they've been in years, with multiple teams having a legitimate shot at dethroning the 2-time defending champion Warriors... annnnd absolutely none of that is true. The Dubs will win their fourth crown in 5 years, and … [Read more...] about Our 2019 NBA Playoff Preview!
Do ya like chalk? Brightly colored chalk that’s maybe slightly brittle but holds up in the end? (This is our extremely weak metaphor for Duke barely holding on to beat UCF by inches…) We’ve got all four 1’s, all four 2’s, all four 3’s, a 4 and a 5 (and yes, a 12 – but one that shoulda been seeded … [Read more...] about Chalk, Chalk, Chalk! Our Sweet 16 Predictions!
by Scott Lenz, Marketing Manager, PCC Thomas Wolfe said, “You can’t go home again.” But with all due respect to the iconic author: after 26 years of living in Los Angeles – a tenure that included gaining two amazing children and losing one questionable marriage – I am returning to Northern … [Read more...] about With Apologies to Thomas Wolfe
Courtesy of pemnet.com Many of the recent innovations in fastening technology owe much to marketplace directives for smaller and lighter packages produced quickly and cost-effectively. These demands dictate that fasteners work harder, smarter — and in more ways to advance product design and … [Read more...] about Trends in Fastening Tech: New Forms & Functions
by Quentin de Carvalho, Head of Nylon/Polyamide Research, Wood Mackenize (courtesy of woodmac.com) Following a period of turmoil, the nylon industry has enjoyed particularly favorable conditions over the past couple of years. All of that is about to change, however, as 2019 is already proving to … [Read more...] about 2019: A Make or Break Year for Nylon
by Scott Lenz, PCC Marketing Manager Hello there! Since we did SO WELL last week (1 our of 4!), we carry on with our DIVISIONAL ROUND “predictions”… Buckle up! AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND: The Chiefs are arguably been “the story” of the NFL this year, but there are a lot of fun facts mitigating the … [Read more...] about Exclusive NFL Divisional Round “Predictions”!
by Scott Lenz, PCC Marketing Manager (Deep breath): OK… looking back at the ghost of blogs past, we predicted 7 teams’ W-L records exactly right – out of 32! Um, yay? And we picked a whopping 5 out of the 12 playoff teams! And to top it all off, we crowned the ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9) as Super Bowl … [Read more...] about Our Exclusive NFL Wild Card Weekend “Predictions”!
Courtesy of Bloomberg Businessweek Europe will have more than Brexit to worry about in 2019. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who saved the euro in 2012 by vowing to do “whatever it takes,” will complete his term in October, and the jockeying to succeed him is fierce. In Italy, a … [Read more...] about A Look Ahead at the Global Economy 2019: Part Two
Courtesy of Bloomberg Businessweek Judging by recent headlines, the global economy is on a wild roller coaster that’s going mostly downhill. There are Brexit, trade wars, Italy’s fight with the European Union, renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran, a Chinese debt bomb, jittery stock markets, … [Read more...] about A Look Ahead at the Global Economy 2019: Part One