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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.