Category: Blog

North American Auto Glass Industry Report, 2020 Market Shares and Demand

The North American automotive glass manufacturer market is valued at well over $3 billion, according to the new U.S. and North American Auto Glass Market Report [2020 Edition] from KMR Research, a division of Key Media & Research (KMR). KMR is the primary provider of information for the automotive glass and related...
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A Look at Key Indicators of OEM and Aftermarket Glass Demand

Key Media & Research (KMR) recently released its U.S. and North American Auto Glass Market Report [2020 edition]. The 35-page report is a comprehensive look at the domestic aftermarket and OEM automotive glass industry, covering manufacturer market shares, annual replacement estimates, market landscape, regional and state-by-state demand, and much...
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How Flat Glass Prices Have Trended Since the Recession

Compared to other major materials used in the construction industry, flat glass is rather mild in its price fluctuations over time. However, glass does have its ups and downs just like everything else. Businesses throughout the supply chain have reported to us cost increases related to glass at various...
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Glass and Glazing Construction Was up in 2018

Spending on glass- and glazing-related construction increased in 2018, though at a moderately lower rate than overall construction, according to Key Media & Research analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Total construction spending increased 1.6 percent in 2018 compared to 2017 on a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate, the Census...
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Architectural Glass Manufacturers’ 2018 Financials: What We Learned

The results are in, and demand for architectural flat glass remains strong. Four of the major float glass suppliers in North America are publicly traded, and net sales among those companies either edged up or remained at high levels in 2018. Mexico-based Vitro Glass, which operates what was previously...
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December Employment: Glass and Glazing at a Glance

The year 2018 finished with a bang in terms of glass and glazing industry-related employment. While employment spiked in December across the U.S. economy in most major sectors, construction and manufacturing were particularly strong, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction employment increased...
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More Positive Jobs Numbers in February

The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was positive for all construction-related sectors on both a monthly and yearly basis. Overall Construction The national construction industry as a whole saw a 3.7-percent increase in employment from February 2017 and 0.9 percent from January 2018. According to...
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