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12/11/2013 - SAIA 3rd Q Business Trends Show 43% Increase in New Bookings

Contact: Laurie Weber, Executive Director
Scaffold & Access Industry Association 816.595.4860

SAIA 3rd Q Business Trends Show 43% Increase in New Bookings

Kansas City, Mo. – For two years the SAIA has been collecting scaffold and access trends. The 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 3rd quarter 2012, contractor sales grew from a 13% growth in 2Q13 to 18% in 3Q13 and that new bookings rose 43% year-over-year, similar to 2Q13.

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

About the SAIA

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, shoring, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard, SAIA ASC A92 standards. For more information, call 816 595.4860 or visit us at

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