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 Investment Chapter
The Sheet Metal, Window and Door Manufacturing industry is characterized by a medium level of capital intensity. On average, operators spend $0.13 on machinery, equipment and other capital expenses for every dollar spent on wages. The nature of production requires investment in a large amount of machinery and equipment, although the actual metalworking process requires a high level of manual labor.
Some of the sheet metal machinery that industry operators purchase and use include power presses, arbor presses and shearing, decambering and swaging machines. Power presses are typically used to bend and process large sheets of metal while arbor presses are used to process smaller or more delicate pieces of metal... purchase to read more