Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Cable and wire are the backbone of the modern information age, providing individuals with power, light and communication. The universal demand for these services has kept demand high for wire and cable. This trend will continue as demand for reliable and efficient energy and data communications will promote demand for the industry. Additionally, expected upgrades in infrastructure and increased capacity of the transmission grid are forecast to further stimulate demand for power and communications cable... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Concentration of industry establishments falls somewhat in line with a region's concentration of customers and suppliers. This is due to high transportation costs and some region-specific product specifications. For example, some magnetic wire manufacturers locate their plants close to automotive manufacturers, which are a major customer base. Electronic wire and cable manufacturing plants are often located close to manufacturers of electronic goods. Building wire manufacturing plants tend to be more geographically dispersed due to the geographic spread of construction activity.
Three of the major industry players are headquartered in the Southeast, which accounts for an estimated 20.8% of industry establishments... purchase to read more