Architectural & Structural Metals Manufacturing Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 10/23/2017
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); ArcelorMittal (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 structural steel sales are expected to rise 4% per year through 2025, reaching a value of more than $140 billion, according to Grand View Research.

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

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Architectural and structural metals manufacturers face competition not only from peers within the industry, but also from makers of competing materials, chiefly concrete and wood. Key competitive differentiators include establishing a global presence to take advantage of strong construction spending growth in emerging markets and offering value-added design services. Companies are also tweaking their marketing messaging to better showcase steel's advantages in civil, commercial, and residential construction applications.

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 ...

 
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