Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Exasperated by volatile input prices, industry revenue fluctuated during the past five years. Revenue shrunk as a result of the housing market slump, then rebounded in the following years as housing starts surged amid economic recovery. Consequently, the recovering US housing market, the rising value of nonresidential construction and renewed downstream demand is expected to boost revenue growth during the five years to 2020. Additionally, industry consolidation is forecast to improve overall profit margins... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Sheet Metal, Window and Door Manufacturing industry was challenged by significant ebbs and flows in input prices and downstream demand over the five years to 2015. The price of primary inputs, such as aluminum and steel, fluctuated by double digits and many operators were unable to pass on price increases, limiting profit margins. Furthermore, the postrecession slump in housing starts and nonresidential renovation activity led to lackluster downstream demand within the construction market, which accounts for the majority of industry sales.
After solid gains throughout the mid-2000s, construction began to contract, and new construction fell by double digits immediately prior to the current five-year period... purchase to read more