SOURCE: Rothman Research

Rothman Research

March 08, 2010 09:13 ET

Spike in the Demand for Industrial Goods Spurred by Recent Natural Disasters & Emerging Economies Growth Rate

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -

Equipment and infrastructure companies are gaining momentum recently as emerging economies continue to grow and many parts of the world suffers from the hand of Mother Nature. There is a tremendous need to replace equipment and infrastructure like roads, rail cars, power lines, refineries and bridges in many regions of the globe, particularly in countries lately ravaged by natural calamities such as earthquakes and storms. "It is not only companies that are responsible for reconstructing ruined residential & commercial areas that are finding business opportunities following the aftermath of such regrettable natural calamities," according to Mathew Collier of, "but also companies supplying the hardware to expand & strengthen the infrastructure of countries that are rapidly growing into major economic superpowers."

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Studies conducted by leading research firm Rothman Research investigates two key players in the industrial goods sector, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV).

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Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines worldwide. The company operates three businesses: Machinery, Engines, and Financial Products.

Countries like China, which are relentlessly investing in infrastructure even when the whole world was holding its breath for the past years following a global recession, have increase their demand for industrial goods. This increase in demand has been beneficial for Caterpillar in recent years... Sign up now on to learn more about this.

Dover Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures industrial products and components, as well as provides related services and consumables in the United States and internationally. The Electronic Technologies segment designs and manufactures electronic test, material deposition and manual soldering equipment, micro-acoustic components, and specialty electronic components.

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