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Glass Products Manufacturers and Distributors

SIC 3211 & 5039 | NAICS 327211 & 423390

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Glass Products Manufacturing  (view report)
Lighting & Bulb Manufacturing  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

Publications available from this trade association include:

Glass Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for all segments of the industry, with special features including the annual "Forecast" issue (January) which addresses anticipated trends for the coming year by industry segment (e.g., manufacturing, fabrication, contract glazing, and residential) and the "Fabrication" issue (March) which ranks the top fabricators based on annual gross revenue.

Top Fabricators Report
Annual report provided in an Excel spreadsheet format ranks the top fabricators by estimated gross annual sales and also includes information on company contacts (e.g., name, title, address, phone number, e-mail, and website), description of products offered, certifications held (e.g., SGCC, NSG, IGCC), number and location of all U.S./Canadian fabrication plants, and total number of employees.

Key Communications, Inc.
USGlass Magazine

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for flat glass manufacturers, fabricators, and glazing contractors, with special features including the annual "Glass Usage Report" (January issue) which provides historical and forecast usage statistics by construction segment (e.g., housing, hotel, office, retail, warehouse, manufacturing, education, amusement/recreation) in millions of square feet.

Quartz Business Media, Ltd
Glass International Magazine

International trade journal features news and information for the flat, hollow, container, and specialty products industries, with topics covered in each issue including global news and events, economic, industrial, and environmental issues affecting industry firms, latest developments and challenges in product manufacturing, company and country profiles, and important trade conferences and events.

Freedonia Group
World Flat Glass

Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the global market for this product sector, with data provided including historical demand and forecast by market (e.g., architectural, nonresidential construction, residential construction, OEM motor vehicle, aftermarket motor vehicle, solar energy, consumer products, and all other products), global geographic region, and for selected countries.

Glass Packaging Institute
Shipment Reports

Quarterly shipment report provides historical production and shipment data for containers by product category (e.g., beer, food, wine, liquor, non-alcoholic beverage, ready-to-drink beverage, medicinal glass, and pharmaceutical/toiletries), with data available on a quarterly basis for the past ten years. Annual reports which summarize the percentage of shipments by category are available free online.

GIA Research
Glass Products  Search for specific products

Comprehensive research reports provides in-depth analysis of the markets for these products in the U.S. and other countries, with product categories analyzed in individual reports including flat, smart, cover, flexible, LCD substrates, packaging, bottles, containers, rolled, automotive, antibacterial, and insulation. Summary description and detailed table of contents for each report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Glass Products Manufacturers and Distributors  Search for "3272" and "423390"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Glass Products Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provide an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for firms that manufacture flat, laminated, tempered, rolled, and wired products used in building components, automotive parts, and appliances; packaging containers such as bottles and jars; and pressed or blown products such as optical fiber, lens blanks, and glassware.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Glass Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this sector such as mechanical engineer, process engineer, production supervisor, and production worker, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Ardagh Group, Owens-Illinois Inc., Corning Incorporated, Guardian Industries Corp., and Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis for personnel employed by firms that manufacture flat, laminated, tempered, sealed, rolled, and wired products used in automotive parts, appliances, and building components; packaging containers such as bottles and jars; and pressed or blown products such as lenses, glassware, and optical fiber.

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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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