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Glass Products Manufacturers and Distributors

SIC 3211 & 5039 | NAICS 327211 & 423390

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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

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

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth 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.

Glass Product Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment 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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