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Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (December 6, 2019)

Taken all together, the reports during the past two weeks have been mixed. Consumer confidence declined again but remains elevated and with strong job gains, consumers continue to spend as evidenced by higher light vehicle sales. The consumer side...


Greenbuild 2019: Embracing the Human Impacts of Sustainability

This year’s Greenbuild Conference & Expo, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), highlighted the benefits that sustainable buildings can have on occupants and their communities, with much...


What is USMCA?

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a proposed new trade agreement between the U.S. chemical industry’s top two trading partners. This agreement builds upon the success of the North...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (November 22, 2019)

The reports were fairly positive this week. This is especially the case for the housing reports which exceeded expectations. This end-use market may very surprise to the upside during the coming quarters. The Philly Fed business survey indicated...

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The Power of Partnership

Throughout my career, I’ve been driven by a strong belief in the importance of collaboration and partnerships. For the past several years, ACC’s partnership with the U.S. Green Building...