A constant grind
Because metal wholesalers and service centers supply metal products to just about every manufacturing industry and construction market, the Metal Wholesaling industry represents one of the largest industries in the United States. In 2010, the manufacturing sector recovered strongly from the economic downturn, while residential and commercial construction projects have experienced ongoing weaknesses.
Companies in this industry primarily engage in the wholesaling of metal products. Service centers maintain inventory and may perform functions, such as sawing, shearing, bending, leveling, cleaning, or edging. Services provided by the Metal Wholesaling industry include cutting-to-length, slitting, shearing, roll forming, shape correction and surface improvement, blanking, tempering, plate burning and stamping.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.