Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the five years to 2014, revenue and profit were volatile for the Sheet Metal, Window and Door Manufacturing industry, due to significant ebbs and flows in input prices and downstream demand. The price of primary inputs such as aluminum and steel fluctuated by double digits, challenging profit margins for industry operators, since they were unable to pass on price increases. The industry however, is poised for solid growth over the five years to 2019, due to increasing demand from downstream industries and stabilizing input prices... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Establishments in this industry tend to be located near sellers of key inputs, such as aluminum and steel, areas with extremely high construction levels or densely populated regions. Heavily populated regions have a greater demand for the construction and renovation of residential dwellings and commercial buildings, the primary sources of revenue for metal sheet, window and door manufacturers. The top four regions are home to nearly three-quarters of establishments in this industry.
An estimated 22.2% of establishments in this industry are located in the Southeast, which has a larger housing market and population share than any other region in the United States. Florida is the highest-concentrated state in the region, with 5.6% of establishments... purchase to read more