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Machine Shops and Tool & Die Shops

SIC 3599 & 3544 | NAICS 332710 & 333514


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


Machine Shop Services  (view report)
Metalworking Machinery 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


Gardener Business Media, Inc.
Modern Machine Shop Magazine
https://www.mmsonline.com/

Monthly trade magazine provides news and information for shop owners and managers, with special features including highlights from the annual "Top Shops Survey" conducted by Gardner Intelligence which allows shops of all types and sizes to see how they compare with leading U.S. machine shops in four different categories. Current issue and selected articles from prior issues are available online.



Machine Shops
http://www.firstresearch.com

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


National Tooling & Machining Association
Business Conditions Report
https://ntma.org/

Semiannual report provides insights on current business conditions and expectations for the next six months by industry segment and region based on a survey of NTMA members, with sectors covered including tools, dies, and fixtures, molds, aerospace machining and fabrication, metal fabrication and stamping, non-aerospace precision machining, and special machines. Report is available free online.


Gardener Intelligence
Surveys available from this organization include:

Top Shops Survey
https://www.gardnerintelligence.com / exec-summary
Annual benchmarking survey lets shop owners and managers compare their operations with leading U.S. machine shops in four different categories (e.g., machining technology, shopfloor practices and performance, business strategies and performance, and human resources/workforce development). Executive summary and a sample custom shop report from a recent survey are available free online.

Capital Spending Survey
https://www.gardnerintelligence.com/
Annual reports analyze historical and projected capital spending trends for the metalworking industry by market segment (e.g., machine tool, inspection/measurement, software, tooling, and workholding) with survey data broken out by machine/product type, industry, region/state, and plant size. Excerpts and sample pages from various market segment reports can be downloaded and viewed free online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Machine Shops and Tool & Die Shops
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "332710" and "333514"

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


National Tooling & Machining Association
Operating Cost Report
https://members.ntma.org / online-store

Annual survey provides detailed financial and operating performance measures for precision custom tooling and machining manufacturers, with performance data reported by industry classification (e.g., tool and die, molds, general precision machining, aerospace machining, special machine, production operations, and diversified) based on reported sales volume. Sample excerpt is available free online.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


National Tooling & Machining Association
Compensation surveys available from this trade association include:

Executive Compensation Report
https://members.ntma.org / online-store
Annual survey provides compensation data for 18 executive positions in the precision custom tooling and machining industry, with data for executive job positions reported by industry classification (e.g., tool and die, molds, general precision machining, aerospace machining, special machine, production operations, and diversified), sales volume, and U.S. region. Sample pages can be viewed free online.

Wage & Fringe Benefit Report
https://members.ntma.org / online-store
Annual survey provides wage and fringe benefits data for hourly job positions employed by precision custom tooling and machining manufacturers, with survey results reported by line of business, sales volume, and region and positions covered including foreman/supervisor, punch press operator, lathe operator, machinist, moldmaker, toolmaker, and diemaker. Sample pages can be viewed free online.


PayScale, Inc.
Compensation data available from this organization includes:

Machine Shop
https://www.payscale.com/
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, mechanical engineer, manufacturing engineer, CNC operator/programmer, and machinist, with employers for which wage data is provided including Allied Tool & Die Company LLC, Applegate Inc., Central Valley Machine, Inc., C&A Tool Engineering Inc., and Tristate Machinery, Inc.

Tool and Die Manufacturing
https://www.payscale.com/
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as plant manager, tooling engineer, manufacturing engineer, tool and die maker, and toolmaker, with employers for which wage data is provided including Rotometrics (Roto-Die Company Inc.), Nordson Corp., OSG Tap & Die Inc., Oberg Industries Inc., Die-Tech Industries Inc., and L.H. Industries Corp.


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