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Catalina Research offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in assisting action oriented executives in uncovering industry intelligence. Their research director, Stuart Hirschhorn, has researched construction material, building equipment, and related industries for over three decades.

Catalina Research provides the most in depth, up-to-date, and insightful data on construction materials and building equipment markets. The Reports include pertinent information from government agencies, proprietary research sources, and competitor intelligence. Catalina has relationships with leading business associations and trade publications to deliver the most insightful industry intelligence.

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93 Reports from Catalina Research

   
  • First Look On Wallcoverings

    ...preference for higher-end wallcoverings. The sales increase is a result of rising domestic demand while foreign sales decline. Domestic sales have been led by gains in commercial markets as nonresidential building construction strengthens. Despite these ... Read More

  • First Look On Window Coverings

    ...2016 to $5.4 billion. Sales increased as consumers responded positively to rising employment and personal income. In addition, commercial market purchases increased in importance in recent years as private nonresidential building construction spending increased at ... Read More

  • Floor Coverings Distribution Channels And Regional Markets Analysis

    ...recover. In fact, the U.S. floor coverings market is approaching pre-recession levels. Growth has been led by gains in the builder and commercial markets. Currently, the residential market is strengthening due to sharper gains in ... Read More

  • First Look On Playground Equipment

    ...Manufacturers significantly increased reliance on commercial markets over the past decade. The top four manufacturers capture about 40.0% of the total market. These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look ... Read More

  • First Look On Playground Equipment

    ...Manufacturers significantly increased reliance on commercial markets over the past decade. The top four manufacturers capture about 40.0% of the total market. These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look ... Read More

  • Catalina First Look on Siding

    ...market trends Vinyl siding market trends Brick, concrete, and building stone market trends Fiber cement siding market trends Channel sales Competitive environment and leading manufacturers U.S. SIDING SHIPMENT TRENDS AND PRODUCT MIX Total U.S. shipments ... Read More

  • First Look On Siding

    ...as wood shingles and shakes. Metal siding products include aluminum and steel siding, metal panels, and metal accessories. Nonmetallic products include bricks, precast concrete wall panels, decorative concrete blocks, building stone, and fiber cement. Data ... Read More

  • First Look On Doors

    ...market remains strong since mortgage rates are at historically low levels. However, the number of doors installed per new housing unit has turned downward as builders shifted to the construction of smaller multi-family housing units. ... Read More

  • First Look On Prepackaged Mortar, Grout And Cement Mixes

    ...increased at a 6.8% compound annual rate between 2012 and 2015. During 2016, sales gains will also receive a boost from stronger nonresidential building construction spending and a healthier residential remodeling market. Profit margins also ... Read More

  • First Look On Windows

    ...recent quarters. The upturn in new residential sales also received a boost from an increase in the number of windows installed per new housing unit. However, the numbers of windows installed per new housing unit ... Read More

  • First Look On Manual Hand Tools And Saw Blades

    ...benefited from the recovery in contractor, consumer, and automotive service markets. This upward trend is expected to continue in 2016. However, foreign-sourced products now dominate domestic market sales. These and other industry trends are uncovered ... Read More

  • Catalina Window And Door Market Research Program For 2015-2016

    ...every October, January, April, and July. In addition, Catalina publishes Region and State Market Analyzes on Residential Windows and Doors. CATALINA FIRST LOOK ON WINDOWS The Catalina First Look on Windows analyzes the U.S. market ... Read More

  • Natural And Manufactured Stone Products

    ...The U.S. stone product market has been recovering at double-digit rates since 2011. The recovery is being led by the recovery in new home construction. The residential remodeling market is also benefiting from the increase ... Read More

  • Luxury Vinyl Tile: An Analysis Of Growth, Opportunities And Threats

    ...(shipments plus imports) is estimated to reach $1.1 billion during 2014 or 5.3% of total floor coverings industry sales. This is up from only 1.6% in 2007. LVT is forecast to climb to over 9.0% ... Read More

  • Ceramic Tile

    ...stronger gains in the commercial market. Stronger builder and commercial markets allowed ceramic tile to increase its importance in the U.S. floor coverings industry since the ceramic tile industry relies more heavily on these growing ... Read More

  • Fence Products

    ...began to accelerate in 2014. Nonresidential market growth is expected to lead overall sales trends during 2015. Vinyl fencing products have experienced the sharpest growth. These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date ... Read More

  • Heating Equipment

    ...2011. Demand was sharpest for nonelectric warm air furnaces, oil and gas burners, ventilators, and solar energy collectors. These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Heating Equipment. This ... Read More

  • Plastic Pipe and Fittings

    ...rates over the previous two years. The strong growth in these years was partially due to sharp price increases. Price gains weakened over the past two years and prices could decline during 2015 due to ... Read More

  • Sheet Metal Ducts, Flumes, Grills, and Pipe

    ...remain some one-third below pre-recession levels. In recent years, sales have recovered along demand for HVAC equipment as residential and nonresidential construction activity turned upwards. These trends are expected to continue during 2015. These and ... Read More

  • Building Wire and Cable

    ...4.0% annually between 2010 and 2014. However, quantity sales have been growing some 3.5% per year. Demand has been growing due to the upturn in residential and nonresidential building construction spending. These and other industry ... Read More

  • Current-Carrying Wiring Devices

    ...2014 as residential and nonresidential construction activity recovered from the deep 2009 recession. The recovery was initially sharpest in residential markets as housing starts soared. However, growth is expected to be led by nonresidential market ... Read More

  • Residential Lighting Fixtures & Ceiling Fans

    ...housing market. Builder demand surged in 2012 and 2013. This was followed by stronger gains in residential replacement sales. A sharp increase in ceiling fan imports in the fourth quarter of 2014 could indicate that ... Read More

  • Solar Panels

    ...more than five times the levels seen as recent as 2009. The surge in demand over the past five years has been primarily satisfied by foreign-sourced products. Foreign-sourced products are price competitive and have made ... Read More

  • Switchgear, Low Voltage

    ...upturn was led by gains in the panelboard and distribution board sectors. These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Low Voltage Switchgear. This First Look also provides data ... Read More

  • Cement

    ...cement sales remain 42.0% below pre-recession levels. Part of the decline reflects weak prices. Prices did increase in 2013 and 2014 as demand rose, however, cement prices remain below pre-recession levels. On the other hand, ... Read More

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