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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing

Overview of the U.S. Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing by state

Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 8%
Construction Trades Workers 7%
Sheet Metal Workers 5%
Sheet Metal Workers 5%
Production Occupations 55%
Assemblers and Fabricators 15%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 7%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 7%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 8%
Team Assemblers 7%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 29%
Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers 14%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 12%
Other Production Occupations 8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Legacy Building Solutions trademarks "EXXOTEC" - Architectural fabrics for building materials - 11/09/2017
  • Terra Universal trademarks "CLEANMOUNT" - Environmental control apparatus - 10/27/2017
  • Mission Critical Solutions trademarks "MCS" - Construction elements made of metal - 09/12/2017
  • Project Frog raises $4 million in funding. - 03/15/2017
  • Project Frog patents Smart Multifunctioning Building Panel - 04/15/2010
  • PMFG raises $21 million in funding. - 09/14/2009

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Bluescope Buildings North America57
    Xtreme Manufacturing8
    Vantem Modular
    Nci Group

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

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    • How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now - Yvonne Schmittenberg holds a tray of weld nuts produced by Schmittenberg Metal Works. They're used in the ... He says he thinks it would be a good thing if the U.S. had more manufacturing jobs and could provide work for people who aren't highly educated ... (01/03/2018)
    • Research and Markets: Updated Report on the $6.0 Billion Plate Work Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and Its International Trade [2010 Edition] - This 6-digit NAICS industry (332313) is under the hierarchy of Plate Work and Fabricated Structural Product Manufacturing Industry (33231), Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing Industry Group (3323), Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing ... (06/21/2010)
    • Apple looks towards structural bonding for thinner, lighter notebooks - "Although current enclosure designs work well," said Apple ... the glue is a two-part catalytic epoxy that forms a strong structural bond between the plastic top frame and the metal top plate [and can be] used to structurally attach the carbon fiber ... (05/17/2007)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $248,834,617 on Plate Work & Structural Metal Manufacturing. It has awarded 2,599 contracts to 754 companies, with an average value of $330,019 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount