Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Distributors' November Sales Strong, but 2011 Challenges Loom

"The latest numbers from HARDI distributors is very encouraging, however a word of caution is worthwhile given the outlook for housing, end of the [full] tax credit, and the outlook for the commercial industry," said HARDI Chief Economist, Alan Beaulieu. "Banks are beginning to lend more commercially but housing will be an ongoing lending issue. We would suggest that too much not be read into the numbers. A straight-line projection at this point could be disastrous."

See the full release here. HARDI will be releasing a down-graded forecast for Q1 2011 next week and hosting a webinar with Beaulieu on January 18 exclusively for HARDI members. Go to for more information.

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