ADP Jobs Report is a Shocker, Seen as a Red Flag

On Wednesday, the country’s largest payroll processor, ADP, announced that private-sector employers hired 27,000 people in May. This number was a dramatic reversal from their report on April hiring, which said employers added a remarkable 271,000 people. Many economists and … Continue reading

Angling at Auction for a Deal on Thiel? Heed This Warning

Last week’s Strata-gee story on the final liquidation of what remains of Thiel not only drew a huge number of readers, it also sent a big chunk of them on to the auctioneer’s website (McLemore Auctions). Many of those readers … Continue reading

Apple Supplier Foxconn Hit Hard by iPhone Sales Drop

Taiwan’s GDP Declines Due to Apple Cuts Photo: Nikkei We have followed Foxconn for years now, first picking up on them in 2012 when news had emerged that a significant Apple supplier was having problems with employees committing suicide – … Continue reading

Gibson Says, Sorry Memphis, We’re Outta Here

Just a matter of months ago, Gibson Brands management assured the town elders of Memphis, TN that the company remained committed to the vibrant music community in Memphis and that they were looking for new digs somewhere within that community. … Continue reading

Foxconn’s Double Dose of Bad News

A Negative Financial Report & a New Wisconsin Governor Add to Headaches No doubt about it, Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn has had a really bad week. First, last Tuesday Wisconsin voters kicked Republican Governor Scott Walker out of office, replacing … Continue reading

Expanding Local Presence, SnapAV Acquires Volutone

BREAKING NEWS SnapAV, a leading provider of custom integration brands and products, announced today that it has acquired Volutone, a respected California-based distributor with seven locations throughout California and Nevada. The move expands SnapAV’s local touch points in a key … Continue reading

Melrose Talks of Disposing of Nortek

Are Elan, Speakercraft, Niles, Proficient, etc. In Play Again? Melrose PLC, owner of Nortek, including Nortek Security & Control, is openly talking to U.K. media about the likelihood of selling off Nortek – saying, in essence, their work is done, … Continue reading

Onkyo Targets OEM Business to Beef Up Results

Onkyo Corporation, parent of the Onkyo, Integra, and Pioneer AV brands, is expanding its OEM business unit to help build its business and offset losses it has experienced over the last five years, according to a report by the Nikkei … Continue reading

Krell’s Comeback Commences, See How Here

At CEDIA Expo 2018, I had the opportunity to meet with Krell Industries executives Walter Schofield and Gordon Shackelford to learn more about the steps the company is taking to address market concerns in the wake of a lot of … Continue reading