CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—There is plenty of room for growth in the hose industry, especially with the adoption of autonomous and electric automotive technology. These growth opportunities were at the forefront of the Hose Manufacturers Conference, which returned to Ohio Nov. 12.
The biannual event is hosted by Rubber & Plastics News and organized in conjunction with Continental ContiTech and Beaver Manufacturing Co. Inc.
The first day of the two-day conference featured 11 presentations, including a keynote address that focused on the strength of the U.S. economy and the immediate economic outlook for the U.S.
Here are 5 takeaways from the first day of the event.
1. The economy looks good