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White paper: Opportunities to Gain With Ethanol-Blended Fuel in the Outdoor Power Equipment Industry

How manufacturers can increase revenue, while better serving dealers and end-users: the topic has been open for discussion for several years and industry leaders have continued to debate the use of ethanol-blended fuel in outdoor power equipment. Many end-users have been experiencing issues with their equipment including: corrosion of metal parts, clogging of fuel systems and even permanent damage to engines. While end-users struggle with the performance of their new equipment, there are both positive and negative implications on manufacturers. 

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Ducker Worldwide Partners with International Powered Access Federation to Conduct Market Report

For over five years the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has partnered with Ducker Worldwide to conduct a detailed analysis of the rental equipment market.  This rather stable yet growing industry presents several opportunities as well as barriers for key industry players.  Ducker examines these market dynamics within both Europe and the U.S., providing key facts and figures in which decisions can be based on.

Automotive Megatrends Magazine Q2 2014: Autonomous Cars, Driven By Safety

In the recent Automotive World Megatrends Magazine Q2 2014 – The Connected Car issue discusses the implications of increasingly autonomous, increasingly connected cars? This issue explores a wide range of connected car topics, from highly automated driving to cloud technology, via Ethernet, Big Data and voice recognition – all of which help to shape the connected future.

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White Paper: Aging Debate of Latin American Business Expansion - Brazil or Mexico...What About Neither?

As the world draws its attention to Brazil this month for the World Cup, the primary countries of focus for businesses looking for market development and expansion in Latin America, have been Brazil and Mexico. 

The Wall Street Journal: Detroit's Appetite for Aluminum Keeps Growing

Auto makers plan a broad shift to aluminum from steel in larger vehicles over the next decade in North America, and 18% of all vehicles will have all-aluminum bodies by 2025, compared with less than 1% now, according to an industry study released this week.

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Building and Construction: The Performance of U.S. Single-family Construction Faces Challenges Within the Industry

 Historically, single-family housing has been the backbone of the United States housing market and a key metric of the nation’s GDP.  But since the market crashed, single-family housing has struggled to maintain steady growth. The sector currently faces a number of challenges, including cumbersome new mortgage reform, a job market that is heavily part time in nature, builder land positions that aren’t well aligned and a shift in home buyer demographics. Industry players need to consider the headwinds facing new home construction and be prepared for a new dynamic in housing – resulting in a slower/uneven growth rate.

Automotive News: Stamping bottleneck squeezes boron-steel supply

Faced with increasingly tough federal collision standards, automakers are turning to boron steel -- which is six times stronger than conventional steel -- to reinforce the body-in-white without adding pounds.  Boron steel is increasingly used for door pillars, door beams, body sills, roof rails and bumpers -- components that must protect the passenger cabin during a collision.  But as demand grows, suppliers are short of presses that can heat the steel to the proper temperature for stamping.  In the 2015 model year, a typical vehicle will have about 24 pounds of boron steel, according to an estimate by Ducker International, a consulting firm based in suburban Detroit. That's up from 15 pounds in 2012.

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Ducker Worldwide to present at upcoming aluminium events located in Hong Kong

CRU's World Aluminium Conference attracts influential delegates involved in smelting, recycling, rolling, extruding, trade, raw materials, purchasing, technology and finance. The event is valued for the quality of the presentations, the excellent networking and the business opportunities that arise from important industry meetings.


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