Architectural & Structural Metals Manufacturing Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 7/24/2017
SIC Codes: 3441, 3442, 3443, 3444, 3446, 3448, 3449
NAICS Codes: 3323
Chapters Include:
Industry Overview Trends & Challenges Industry Forecast
Quarterly Industry Update Call Prep Questions Website & Media Links
Business Challenges Financial Information Glossary & Acronyms
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Excerpt from Architectural & Structural Metals Manufacturing Industry Profile

Companies in this industry manufacture metal framed windows and doors, sheet metal work, ornamental or architectural metal products, prefabricated metal buildings, and structural metal and metal plate work products. Major companies include Gibraltar Industries, NCI Building Systems, and Valmont Industries (all based in the US), as well as units of integrated metal producers such as Arconic, Nucor, and US Steel (US); Arcelor Mittal (Luxembourg); JFE Holdings and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal (Japan); HBIS Group (China); and Tata Steel (India).

Demand for structural and architectural metals is driven by global construction activity. Worldwide construction is expected to grow nearly 4% per year through 2030, which should outpace global average GDP growth of about 3%, according to a report by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics sponsored by PwC.

The US architectural and structural metals manufacturing industry consists of about 11,500 companies with combined annual revenue of about $85 billion.


Demand depends primarily on the level of construction activity, particularly nonresidential. The profitability of individual companies depends on manufacturing efficiency and effective supply management. Large companies have economies of scale in purchasing materials and equipment. Smaller producers compete by focusing on specialized product offerings and responsive customer service to local markets. The US industry is fragmented: the 50 largest companies account for about a quarter of sales.

Producers of architectural and structural metals compete with producers of other building materials, primarily wood, for ...

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