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Morris R. Beschloss

Veteran industry analyst and writer Morris R. Beschloss is the industrial PVF columnist for Supply House Times and the American Supply Association’s industry analyst. Beschloss, whose career in the industrial pipe, valve and fittings sector spans more than five decades, was the recipient of the 2012 ASA Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Looking into the future of fracking

Fracking spurs more than $1 trillion in capital spending.
March 13, 2014

Although hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has engendered the possibility of shale-produced oil and natural gas, vaulting the United States into the world’s No. 1 spot in fossil-fuel production (oil, coal, natural gas), prestigious financial weekly Barron’s now estimates up to $1 trillion in capital-goods spending will be generated to make this happen by 2025.


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Why 2014 has the makings of a banner U.S. economic year

All systems go.
February 11, 2014

While the 2014 economic year is in its infancy, there are a number of positive factors indicating the current year will be the strongest comeback year since the end of the recent Great Recession and have the makeup of strong diversified economic elements.


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Gaining momentum

Global U.S. refinery derivatives eye record-high levels.
January 16, 2014

This column often delves deep into all aspects of the United States’ energy revolution as it carves a path to practical independence in the next decade. But we seem to have been relatively isolated by other analysts who ignore the massive upward climb in refined derivative exports, which surged past 3 million barrels a day in 2013. That output is expected to reach an incredible 5 million barrels a day by the end of the decade.


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The 2014 economic forecast still is convalescent

On the mend.
December 16, 2013

In the wake of the arm wrestling between President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on one hand and House Speaker John Boehner and the GOP on the other, this exaggerated government “shutdown crisis” will have little, if any influence on the 2014 U.S. economy.


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Accelerating energy boom cloaks flat-line U.S. industrial activity

To the rescue.
November 26, 2013

What is becoming increasingly clear is that the nation’s booming fossil-fuel energy activity is not only exceeding all recent records in this arena, but cloaking general industrial activity (manufacturing, mining, utilities) shortfalls at levels still well under the degree of industrial production and capacity utilization reached prior to the 2008-10 Great Recession.


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U.S. returns to 2014 economic global growth leader

Back on top.
October 1, 2013

 For most of the past decade, the well-being of the global economy, especially in the wake of the Great Recession, has been expected due to the presence of the BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and lately South Africa. 


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Concern grows over shrinking wholesale inventories

What’s the cause?
September 1, 2013

 According to the latest statistics relating to the nation’s wholesale inventory values, there has been a notable shrinkage in the amount and value of stock retained by this critical factor in the United States’ distribution channel, considered the outstanding network of its kind anywhere in the world. 


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Will infrastructure networks catch up with rebounding U.S. economy?

Get with the times.
August 19, 2013

For a nation that carries the greatest net worth ever generated by a historically dominant economic entity, the United States’ dilapidated overall infrastructure comes close to resembling that of second-tier countries struggling to catch up with the 21st century by leapfrogging the 20th. 


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Gaining momentum with the U.S. independent distribution network

America’s independent distribution network key to world-leading GDP.
July 12, 2013

America’s amazing outburst as the potential global energy leader already is becoming the surprising success story in an otherwise drab economic scenario.  


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Oil/natural gas bonanza looks unstoppable despite continued environmental opposition

The oil/natural gas boom is an industrial juggernaut.
June 19, 2013
Based on reliable reports from knowledgeable observers, the oil/natural gas boom continues to expand and will not be severely inhibited in the indeterminate future.
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March 2014

2014 March

In the March issue of Supply House Times, read about the ASA-sanctioned group Women in Industry and their goals to help promote, gain and retain women in the distribution industry. Make sure you read about the Winter PVF Roundtable and their attendance record, and read about the top products of 2013. Also read up on the latest news from the ASA, and see what will be changing at Design & Construction Week.

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