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WSTDA Quick Pulse Survey:
2016 1st and 2nd Quarter Analysis
2016 1st and 2nd Quarter “Quick Pulse Survey” responses reflect the
continuing trend of even-keel demand for web slings, roundslings, and
tie downs, and a higher rate of rising demand for components and
material supplies during the first half of 2016. Profit margins on web
slings show an uptick while roundsling profit margins reflect a slight
downward trend. Exports of web slings, roundslings and tie downs are all
performing solidly, with 85% of respondents reporting even performance
compared to the prior year and the remainder reporting an uptick in
These are just some of the insights provided by WSTDA’s quarterly Quick
Pulse survey, which helps business owners gauge the current and future
business environment to compare to their own operations and help guide
their business forecasting and planning. WSTDA’s quarterly Quick Pulse
Survey is the only source for the overall outlook for growth,
employment, demand, margin expansion/contraction, supply shortages
(labor, goods) and exporting activity in the web sling and tie down
industry. It is a useful tool for analysis by business owners who need
to gauge the current and future business environment to help guide their
business forecasting and planning.
Broad participation in the quarterly Quick Pulse survey is paramount, so
that results truly reflect the industry as a whole. Following the end of
each calendar quarter, WSTDA emails a survey request to one person at
each member organization. No company’s individual responses are
released; only an aggregated report is provided to WSTDA members.
Be sure to participate in this free service provided by WSTDA by
responding to the 3rd quarter survey, coming in early October.
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