Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Having made it through the recession and its aftermath, glass and glazing contractors now have a recovery to look forward to. Both the residential and nonresidential building markets are forecast to grow over the coming years, and demand for glass and glazing services will consequently follow. Demand from institutional buildings like hospitals and educational facilities will continue to be solid, while renewed demand from the residential sector will significantly benefit the industry's many small contractors, which were hard-hit by the housing slump... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Glass and Glazing Contractors industry is small-scale and localized by nature, with low market concentration and geographically dispersed operations. As a result, establishment presence generally corresponds to two interrelated factors across regions: population distribution and economic, especially construction, activity. Areas with highly developed commercial hubs and healthcare facilities are prime locations for industry operators, since these structures often make use of internal glass walls and exterior curtain walls.
The Southeast region, home to about a quarter of the US population, houses the most industry establishments of any region at 24.6% of the total... purchase to read more