Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Though the housing construction market's struggles caused demand for drywall contractors to plummet, a recovery is on the way. Housing starts are anticipated to rise in the coming years, stimulating demand for industry services. Continuing government subsidies for energy-efficient home insulation projects will also keep operators busy. Demand from the commercial building market will accelerate as well... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The small-scale and localized nature of operations for this industry results in a geographically dispersed structure, which largely corresponds to the distribution of population. However, one factor that does alter the distribution of industry establishments is regions that have climate extremes and increased demand for thermal insulation.
The Southeast region has the greatest share of industry operators, housing about 23.4% of establishments in 2013. This percentage is line with the regions share of population, which is about 25.4%. Florida has the greatest number of industry operators in the region, with an estimated 7.5% of the nation's total... purchase to read more