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 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