Wells Fargo Construction Quarterly Report

Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

From the corner office

John Crum, National Sales Manager
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance — Construction Group

Well into the second quarter of 2017, the industry is moving along at a very brisk pace. How brisk depends on the particular sector that your business is focused, but on the whole, sales trends are positive for most companies.

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Business sense

Peter Gregory, Senior Vice President and Group Leader,
Inventory Finance and Manufacturer Programs

I wrote an article last fall for our Construction Quarterly newsletter with some comments on the construction market’s recovery since the great recession. Nine months later, and with a new administration in place, we thought it might be a good opportunity to look back on where we saw things then and where we see them now, with a look forward over the next 9 to 12 months.

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Customer spotlight

Rock Road, a customer of Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

Founded in 1913, by William James Kennedy and his brother, the company now known as Rock Road Companies, Inc., began with a wagon and a team of horses, rented out to haul commodities along developing railroads in Kentucky and Indiana. During the Great Depression, with a farm located in Footville, Wisconsin, the company evolved to being a sand and gravel provider for public works projects at the federal and state level, while also boarding workers at the farm.

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2017 Construction Industry Forecast

The 2017 Construction Industry Forecast report shows contractors and equipment distributors have a positive outlook for 2017. View the full report to find out when they expect construction activity — from equipment purchase intentions to rental trends — to pickup.

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