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8/20/2013 - SAIA Releases 2nd Q Scaffold & Access Business Trends Result

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

SAIA Releases 2nd Q Scaffold & Access Business Trends Results

Kansas City, Mo. – At the close of 3Q 2011 the Scaffold & Access Industry Association introduced the SAIA Business Trend Survey to their members. For almost two years the SAIA has been collecting scaffold & access trends.  The SAIA Business Trend Report is a 48-page report that covers scaffold & 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.

Contractor Index 2Q13 highlights showed that the SAIA Contractor Index produced a reading of 64.7, up from the 59.8 reading in 1Q13. This indicates that the contractor business expanded at a quicker pace in the first quarter compared to the prior 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

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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