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Electric Vehicles Podcast

Automotive
Podcast: Outlook for Electrification of the Auto Industry

Guest Keith Spacapan, Steve Katz (host)

Keith Spacapan, Vice President of Hilco's Automotive Practice, discusses plans by global auto manufacturers for continued aggressive expansion of their electric offerings, as well as the technologies that are competing for dominance in the market right now.

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Forestry Podcast

Forestry
Podcast: Forestry Product Demand and Industry Challenges

Guest Jesse Marzouk, Steve Katz (host)

Jesse Marzouk, Senior Vice President and Forestry Product Specialist at Hilco Global, discusses how pandemic driven changes in consumer preferences and behavior are impacting demand across forestry product markets and how an industry challenged by continued resource limitations is now responding.

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Home Furnishings Podcast

Home Furnishings
Podcast: The Reshaping of Home Furnishings Demand and Purchase Behavior

Guest Matt Perry, Steve Katz (host)

Matt Perry, Senior Valuation Director at Hilco Valuation Services, speaks about how the pandemic has shaped demand and consumer purchase behavior in the home furnishings market and how expected developments across the supply chain are likely to impact the industry for the final two quarters of 2021.

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Bankruptcy Case Study Podcast
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Transportation
Class 8 Truck Values Remain Strong Amid Supply Chain Constraints but Warrant Close Lender Monitoring

By Bryan Courcier

In this article we take a look at how factors including the current semiconductor chip manufacturing shortage and COVID-19 restrictions, requiring changes in auction practices, have impacted the Class 8 truck market. We also discuss steps lenders can take in the months ahead to ensure limited portfolio exposure when industry production ultimately catches up with demand.

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