Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
After demand for masonry and bricklaying services crumbled during the housing market collapse, the residential construction market will begin rebuilding again in the next five years, outweighing slower growth in demand from the non-residential construction market. Industry revenue and profit in both markets will be further stimulated as competitive pressures ease up and allow operators to raise prices... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of industry activity broadly corresponds with the distribution of population and economic activity across the United States, and it also reflects regional variations in the preference for brick housing construction, and refractory installation for heavy industrial applications. The current distribution of industry activity by region has been derived from the Census Bureau's annual survey of County Business Patterns.
The Southeast region accounts for an estimated 24.1% of industry establishments. This representation partly reflects the concentration of several of the nation's largest clay brick manufacturing operations in Georgia and North Carolina, which are close to raw material deposits... purchase to read more