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SAIA Third Quarter Business Trends Show 43% Increase in New Bookings

The Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) Business Trend Report is a 48-page report that covers scaffold and access manufacturers, distributors, rental/rental fleet and contractor trends in the commercial and industrial industry.

The SAIA Business Index is a survey modeled after the widely followed ISM Purchasing Manager’s Index. The resulting output is a seasonally adjusted diffusion index which measures the quarter-to-quarter change in the following categories: Billing, Pricing, New Bookings, Backlog, Outlook, Supplier Deliveries, Employment, and Accounts Receivable. A reading of 50 indicates no change.

SAIA member participants predict a 7% growth for 2014. Additionally, participation showed, compared to the third quarter 2012, contractor sales grew from a 13% growth in the second quarter of 2013 to 18% in the third quarter and that new bookings rose 43% year-over-year, similar to the second quarter.

To find out how to get the complete SAIA Business Trend Report, contact Brandi Murr, SAIA marketing director, at 816.595.4860 or by email at


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