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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Could the Decline in Railcar Coal Freight Impact Rail Tie Replacement Demand?

As one of the largest suppliers of creosote in North America, we’re keenly interested in trends that may impact (positively or negatively) the demand for this important wood preservative. In today’s blog post, we look at whether the decline in coal shipped by railcar may affect long-term replacement demand for the millions of creosote-treated wooden […]

Tax Extension Will Benefit Rail Tie Production

Earlier this month, the U.S. Congress and President Obama hammered out a so-called “fiscal cliff” budget agreement, narrowly averting a significant tax increase on most taxpayers. Unless you’re a member of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), you probably weren’t aware that the deal contained an important tax provision – known as […]

Global Semiconductor Market Poised for Growth in 2013

Following a challenging year in 2012, the global semiconductor industry is poised for a recovery in 2013, according to several published forecasts. Industry analysts peg 2013 global semiconductor revenue growth in the 4%-6% range, representing a marked improvement from the flat-to-minus 3% year/year decline estimated for 2012. Because the industry continues to work down the […]

Welcome to the official KMG Blog!

Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of our official KMG Chemicals blog. Here we’ll be discussing and commenting on notable news and industry developments related to our two main businesses: Electronic Chemicals and Wood Treating Chemicals. We hope our commentary will provide some additional color on events, news and trends that influence our businesses […]