Industrial Heating Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for thermal processing professionals, with a primary focus on products, processes, and technology used in high-temperature thermal processing and heat treatment applications, and with special features including the "Economic Indicators" report described below. Current and prior issues of the magazine are available free online with registration.
IH Economic Indicators
Monthly economic indicators report published in "Industrial Heating" magazine provides index values for the change in number of requests for quotes, number of orders, and backlog from the prior month and the expected change in the health of the industry through the following month, with values above 50 signaling increased activity and below 50 indicating a decrease. Reports are available free online.
Monthly Sales Forecasting Program
Monthly sales forecasting program allows users to compare their sales to MTI member national and regional sales for the most recent month and on a cumulative year-to-date basis for the current year with comparisons to the same periods in the prior year for year-over-year trending purposes. Report is available free to members that provide their monthly sales data; sample report is available online.
Quarterly Forecast Report
Quarterly forecast report provides sales forecasts for total MTI member sales by quarter on a three- month moving average and twelve-month moving average basis over a three-year period along with rate of change figures expressed in terms of the annual percent change in the moving averages for the corresponding periods. Forecast is available to members only; sample report is available online.
Comprehensive research report provides a detailed analysis of this market on a global and regional basis, with information provided in the report for the U.S. market including market size and forecast by material (e.g., steel, cast iron), equipment (e.g., fuel-fired, electric), process (e.g., hardening and tempering, case hardening, normalizing), and application (e.g., aerospace, metalworking, machine).
Market research study provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this service sector on a global basis, with information provided in this report including market size and forecast by end-user market (e.g., aerospace, automotive, and industrial) and vendors profiled including Thermex Metal Treating, Ltd., W.P. Keith Co., Inc., General Metal Heat Treating, Inc., and Bluewater Thermal Solutions LLC.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Semiannual operational cost report provides information on sales per employee, operating expenses (e.g., labor, utilities, transportation, maintenance, health benefits, and general and administrative) as a percentage of sales, and net profit as a percentage of sales by company size and type (e.g., batch, continuous, or both). Report data is available to members only; sample report is available free online.
Annual wage and benefits survey provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage information for executive, management, and hourly personnel, with compensation data and benefits information broken out by company's union status (e.g., union, nonunion) and geographic location (e.g., CAN, NE, SESW, GL, MW, and WC). Survey results are available to members only; sample report is available free online.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for production employees who set up, tend, or operate high-temperature processing equipment (e.g., heat-treatment furnaces, flame-hardening equipment, soaking pits, induction machines, and vacuum equipment) used to anneal, harden, or temper metal or plastic items. All data is available free online.