SIC 3400 | NAICS 332000
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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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:
Monthly trade publication features news and information for the metal fabrication industry, with topics covered in each issue including industry news and issues, business practices, shop operations, and new products and technologies. Selected articles from current and previous issues are available free online, with free print or digital magazine subscriptions available with registration for qualified parties.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Monthly trade publication features news and information for the metal fabrication and cutting industry, with a primary focus on the various aspects of metalworking manufacturing operations (e.g., forming, fabricating, cutting, welding, tooling, workholding, measurement, inspection, material handling, safety, maintenance, and environmental health and safety technology). Digital edition is available free online.
Market research report analyzes demand and shipments at the manufacturers' level, with information provided including historical and forecast market size by product type (e.g., structural metal products, forging and stamping, containers, hardware and fasteners, hand tools and cutlery, springs and wires, coating, plating, and heat treating, machine shops, and other products such as bearings and valves).
Comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of the metal fabrication market on a global basis, with information provided for the U.S. including market size and forecast by service type (e.g., cutting, forming, folding, machining, punching, rolling, shearing, stamping, and welding) and end-use industry (e.g., automotive, construction, manufacturing, electronics, energy and power generation, and other).
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.
Annual benchmarking survey allows users to compare their financial and operating performance with other manufacturers in terms of type of company, annual gross sales volume, number of employees, plant square footage, and geographic region, with measures covered in the survey including liquidity, profitability, and asset and debt management. Sample page from the survey is available free online.
Annual salary survey provides compensation and benefits information for salaried, hourly production, hourly non-production, and union employees, with mean, median, minimum, and maximum salary or wage data for each job position broken out by annual company sales volume, number of employees, metro area population, and geographic region. Sample page from the survey is available free online.
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as plant manager, production manager, mechanical engineer, production supervisor, machinist, CNC operator, laser operator, fabricator, and TIG welder, with employers for which wage data is provided including Defiance Metal Products, Inc., Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, and Matcor-Matsu Group, Inc.
Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as structural engineer, mechanical engineer, project manager, shop foreman, steel detailer, structural fabricator/fitter, and welder, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Harris Rebar Inc., NCI Building Systems, Inc., Schuff Steel Incorporated, and Valmont Industries, Inc.