Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Revenue for the Fire and Smoke Alarm Manufacturing industry nearly went up in flames as construction levels severely decreased during the recession. Luckily for the industry, a decreasing relative value of the US dollar created a growth in export values, dampening the blow of the recession. As the economy recovered, construction levels rose, bringing the industry back to steady revenue growth, which is expected to continue through 2019.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Capital intensity within the Fire and Smoke Alarm Manufacturing industry is moderate. For every dollar spent on labor, the typical operator dedicates $0.13 to capital equipment purchases. Labor in this industry is required for hands-on manufacturing processes, such as welding and soldering electrical components, and for design, engineering, development and marketing activities. Capital expenditures include the purchase and maintenance of heavy machinery used to assemble components and computer hardware and software.
Capital intensity has increased over the past five years. As industry revenue declined, operators vied to remain profitable by cutting costs. Employment and wages were reduced drastically to aid in this effort. As a result, the capital-to-labor ratio grew... purchase to read more