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Hardware and Fastener Manufacturers

SIC 3429 & 3450 | NAICS 332510 & 332720

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

Hardware Manufacturing  (view report)
Screw, Nut, and Bolt 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 trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Fastener Industry News, Inc. / FIN Magazine

Online news source and monthly print publication feature news and information for fastener industry executives, with special features including the annual "FIN Survey" which surveys readers on recent trends and their expectations for the year ahead with regard to company sales, prices, overall costs, inventory turnover, profitability, employment changes, production capacity, and capital expenditures.

Hardware & Fastener 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

Precision Machined Products Association
Business Trends Report

Monthly business trends survey provides current and historical sales trend information and includes a summary of participants' comments on their expectations over the next three months for net sales of machined products, lead times, prospects for employment, and profitability. Summary trend data the PMPA Business Trends Index is available free online, with full report available to members only.

Freedonia Group
Research reports available from this organization include:

Hardware: United States
Freedonia Focus report analyzes U.S. hardware demand and shipments at the manufacturers' level, with information provided including historical and forecast demand by market segment (e.g., builder, motor vehicles, furniture, other transport equipment, and appliances, caskets, hand trucks, and other markets) and firms profiled including Assa Abloy AB, Allegion Plc., and Strattec Security Corporation.

Industrial Fasteners: United States
Comprehensive report analyzes demand and shipments at the manufacturers' level, with information provided including historical and forecast demand by product type (e.g., aerospace grade; standard - externally threaded, internally threaded, non-threaded, and application-specific) and market segment (e.g., OEM - motor vehicle, machinery, and other; maintenance/repair/operations; and construction).

GIA Research
Builders' and Cabinet Hardware

Comprehensive market research report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided in this report including historical and forecast sales by product segment for builders' hardware (e.g., door locking devices, door hinges and closers, window hardware, other) and cabinet hardware (e.g., locks, knobs, pulls and catches, hinges, other).

Catalina Research
Fasteners and Nails

Catalina Research report analyzes the U.S. market for this product sector, with topics covered in the report including sales trends and growth analysis, product mix, price trends, factors driving demand, manufacturer shipments by product (e.g., externally/internally threaded, non-threaded, and steel and nonferrous nails, staples, and tacks), imports and exports, and market outlook and five-year forecast.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Hardware and Fastener Manufacturers  Search for "3325" and "33272"

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 sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Hardware / Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for companies that manufacture metal hardware for builders, motor vehicles, cabinets, furniture, and other uses, precision-turned fasteners custom made for a specific customer or project, and generic fasteners fabricated to an industry standard and intended for a wider market.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Precision Machined Products Association
Compensation Surveys and Reports

Compensation surveys available from this trade organization include the annual "Hourly Wage Shop Survey", biennial "Administrative, Professional, and Clerical Compensation Survey and Report", and periodic "Executive Compensation Survey and Report". All compensation surveys are available free of charge to participating members; contact trade association for more information on these surveys.

PayScale, Inc.
Fastener Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as manufacturing engineer, mechanical engineer, sales engineer, production supervisor, tool and die maker, and CNC machinist, with employers for which salary or hourly rate data is provided including Acument Global Technologies Inc., Interstate Threaded Products, and Alcoa Fastening Systems Ltd.

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Hardware & Fastener Distributors
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