Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, the construction and manufacturing sectors recovered, thus spurring demand for safety equipment and supplies. Additionally, the number of work-related deaths has fallen slowly as a result of increased safety regulations, which will in turn maintain consistent demand for industry products. In the five years to 2019, the recovery in these key downstream sectors is forecast to continue, leading to industry growth.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The number of establishments in the industry coincides with the population, and establishment locations are generally near key markets, particularly those in the manufacturing sector. The majority of manufacturing activity takes place in the Southeast, Great Lakes and West regions. Likewise, the industry's establishments are concentrated in these regions. States with the greatest numbers of establishments and employment include California, Texas and Illinois.
The Southeast has many downstream customers, from canneries to mines. The Southeast makes up about 24.0% of industry establishments. In this region, Florida has the most establishments with 4.3%. This state has a large amount of manufacturing activity, food processing and ports of trade... purchase to read more