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Leaders from across our platform of companies share their industry, asset, operations and financial insights regularly here, in our Smarter Perspectives series of articles.

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Looking For a Few More Positive Signs
Automotive
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Looking For a Few More Positive Signs
April 20, 2024 Sales volumes in January are always the lowest of the year, and...
Aftermarket Replacement Parts, a Counter Cyclical Industry
Automotive
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Aftermarket Replacement Parts, a Counter Cyclical Industry
March 26, 2024 – The Hilco Parts Index (HPI or the Index) is a graph...
Manufacturer “Productivity Improvements” Translate to “Plant Closures”
Automotive
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Manufacturer “Productivity Improvements” Translate to “Plant Closures”
In 2022, a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 15 million for U.S. light-duty vehicles...
A Return to More Normal Market Growth is a Window for Change
Automotive
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A Return to More Normal Market Growth is a Window for Change
For the five companies that comprise the Hilco Parts Index (HPI or the Index) net...
UAW Trades Assembly Lines for Picket Signs
Automotive
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UAW Trades Assembly Lines for Picket Signs
UPDATE! – This article includes information about the UAW strike and its impact on the...
Tire Industry Treads Carefully Forward in 2023
Automotive
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End of Year Tire Industry Outlook
This 2023 industry update is a follow up to our 2022 examination of a number...