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Ducker Worldwide in the News: Ford looking to aluminum for pickups?

Ford Motor, which has seen hidebound pickup buyers embrace gas-saving technology, appears to be headed a step further: an F-150 that makes extensive use of aluminum panels instead of steel.

Ducker Worldwide in the News: Ford Plans New F-150 with Aluminum Body

In this suburb just west of Detroit, Ford Motor Co. F -0.11%is working on one of the biggest gambles in its 108-year history: a pickup truck with a largely aluminum body.

Ducker Worldwide in the News: How pickups could lose 800 pounds with aluminum, magnesium

Federal regulators "are pretty confident" that cars will meet CAFE requirements, "but trucks are going to be more of a challenge," says Dick Schultz, an analyst for Ducker Worldwide, a consulting firm based in suburban Detroit.

Ducker Worldwide confirms sentiment strong for nonresidential construction; real growth expected in private funded projects and existing facility renovation

Nonresidential construction industry assessment reveals an increase in sentiment toward both anticipated and realized growth. Many sources concur that the nonresidential construction industry is rebounding. Growth is attributed to an increase in private spending as well as the need to upgrade and renovate existing structures according to industry participants. Healthcare and institutional government buildings are among the identified building categories that present the strongest opportunity for growth. Finally, the industry points to more favorable growth in the Northeast, Midwest and South.

Ducker Worldwide in the News: New Challenge for Rush; Ford-driven Interiors with Faurecia is next big test

Andra Rush has a history of capitalizing on opportunities -- from growing a meager trucking company funded by personal credit cards into a $115 million operation to creating an interiors joint venture with Canadian supplier Magna International Inc.

Ducker Worldwide - Examination Reveals Innovation Derailment is Problematic for Oil & Gas Industry

With the U.S. economy stuck in a slow recovery, the oil and gas industry continues to attract attention.  Crude prices are expected to remain above $100/bbl for the foreseeable future.  Adoption of unconventional natural gas has rapidly transformed the U.S. from an importer to an exporter.  Offshore drilling continues to find success pushing the limits of ultra-deep water, while rig costs soar past $500,000 per day. And in a recent survey of industry executives1, nearly two-thirds plan to somewhat or substantially increase capital spending over the next year, an increase of more than 25 percent.

Ducker Worldwide Presents at Society of Automotive Analysts Event - "Doing Business in India" - Full Presentation Available

Is your company looking to expand overseas – specifically in Russia or India?  Here’s your opportunity to learn first-hand what the challenges and opportunities are when doing business in these two major world markets

Ducker Worldwide in the News: White House brings back funding for lightweight steel

The White House announced this week $14.2 million in grants to aid automakers in advancements in lightweight materials.


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