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    Section 1: U.S. Cabinetwork and Countertop Industry Trends
    • Executive Summary
    • Overall Cabinetwork Shipment Trends
    • Changing Industry Shipment Mix
    • Growth Led by Residential Construction Markets
    • Sluggish Industry Profit Margins
    • Industry Consolidation
    • Outlook
      • Table 1-1 Value of U.S. Kitchen Cabinet and Other Cabinetwork Shipments: 1972-2004 (dollars)
      • Figure 1-1 Value of U.S. Kitchen Cabinet and Other Cabinetwork Shipments: 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2004 (dollars)
      • Table 1-2 Kitchen Cabinet and Other Cabinetwork's Share of U.S. Building Materials Shipments: 1972-2004 (dollars and percent): U.S. Building Material Shipments, Share of Gross Domestic Product, and Kitchen Cabinets Percent Total Building Materials
      • Table 1-3 Real U.S. Shipments of Kitchen Cabinets and Other Cabinetwork: 1972-2004 (1982 dollars)
      • Table 1-4 Comparative Growth Analysis of Real U.S. Cabinetwork Shipments, Residential Construction Activity, Real Disposable Personal Income, and Mortgage Interest Rates: 1980-1999 (dollars, number, and rate)
      • Table 1-5 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Kitchen Cabinets and Other Cabinetwork: 1972-2004 (index)
      • Table 1-6 U.S. Quantity Cabinetwork Shipments: 1977-2004 (number)
      • Table 1-7 Value of U.S. Stock and Custom Kitchen Cabinet and Other Cabinetwork Shipments: 1972-2004 (dollars)
      • Table 1-8 Distribution of U.S. Cabinet Shipments by Type of Order: 1989-1997 (percent): Stock, Semi-Custom, and Custom
      • Figure 1-2 Distribution of U.S. Cabinet Shipments by Type of Order: 1989, 1993, 1997 (percent)
      • Table 1-9 Distribution of U.S. Cabinet Shipments by Type of Order by Size of Company: 1997 (percent): Stock, Semi-Custom, and Custom; Large, Medium, and Small Companies
      • Table 1-10 Value of U.S. Wood Kitchen Cabinet Market Supply: 1989-2004 (dollars): Total Market Supply, Shipments, and Imports
      • Figure 1-3 Domestic and Import Shares of U.S. Market Supply: 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 (percent)
      • Table 1-11 Comparison of Gross Profit Margins for U.S. Cabinetwork Plants and the U.S. Manufacturing Average: 1977-1999 (percent)
    • Scope and Methodology

    Section 2: U.S. Cabinetwork Industry Shipment Mix

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Stock Line Kitchen Cabinets
    • Custom Kitchen Cabinets
    • Vanities and Other Cabinetwork
    • Wood Versus Laminated Products
    • Frame-Less Products
    • Kitchen Cabinet Imports
      • Table 2-1 Value of U.S. Cabinetwork Shipments by Major Market Sector: 1972-2004 (dollars): Stock Line Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Vanities and Other Cabinetwork, and Cabinets Not Specified by Kind
      • Table 2-2 U.S. Quantity Cabinetwork Shipments by Market Sector: 1982-2004 (number): Stock Line Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, and Vanities and Other Cabinetwork, and Cabinets Not Specified by Kind
      • Table 2-3 Value of U.S. Stock Line and Custom Kitchen Cabinet Shipments: 1972-2004 (dollars)
      • Table 2-4 U.S. Quantity Kitchen Cabinet Shipments by Type: 1972-2004 (number): Total, Stock Line, and Custom
      • Table 2-5 Average Value per U.S. Factory Shipped Cabinet Unit by Type: 1982-2004 (dollars): Stock Line Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, and Vanities and Other Cabinetwork
      • Table 2-6 Value of U.S. Kitchen Cabinet Shipments by Material: 1972-2004 (dollars): Wood, Plastic Laminated, and Cabinets Not Specified by Kind
      • Table 2-7 Value of U.S. Shipments of Stock Line Kitchen Cabinets by Material: 1972-2004 (dollars): Total, Wood, Plastic Laminated, and Not Specified by Kind
      • Table 2-8 Value of U.S. Custom-Made Kitchen Cabinet Shipments by Material: 1972-2004 (dollars): Total, Wood, Plastic Laminated, and Not Specified by Kind
      • Table 2-9 Value of U.S. Vanities and Other Cabinetwork Shipments by Type: 1972-2004 (dollars): Total, Stock Line, Custom, and Not Specified by Kind
      • Table 2-10 U.S. Distribution of Wood Cabinet Door Material Usage: 1991-1997 (percent): Oak, Maple, Cherry, Hickory, Birch, and Other
      • Table 2-11 Value of U.S. Metal Kitchen Cabinet Shipments: 1972-1999 (dollars)
      • Table 2-12 Sales Distribution for Twenty Top U.S. Cabinetmakers by Cabinet Type: 1995 and 1998 (percent): Kitchen, Bath, Other Room
      • Table 2-13 Frame-Less Products' Share of Total Sales for Twenty-Four Top U.S. Cabinetmakers: 1993-1998 (percent)
      • Table 2-14 Value of U.S. Wood Kitchen Cabinet Imports and Share of the Total Domestic Supply: 1989-2004 (dollars)
      • Table 2-15 Value of U.S. Wood Kitchen Cabinet Imports by Major Country of Origin: 1992-1999 (dollars)
      • Table 2-16 U.S. Producer Price Trends by Cabinetwork Product Type: 1987-1999 (index): Wood and Plastic Laminated Stock Line Kitchen Cabinets, Wood and Plastic Laminated Custom Kitchen Cabinets, and Stock Line and Custom Vanities and Other Cabinetwork

    Section 3: U.S. Cabinetwork End-Use Markets and Distribution Channels

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • New Residential Construction Markets
    • Residential Remodeling Markets
    • Manufactured Housing Markets
    • Nonresidential Construction Markets
    • Distribution Channels
    • Export Shipments
      • Table 3-1 U.S. Purchases of Kitchen Cabinets, Vanities, and Related Cabinetwork by End-Use Market: 1982-1999 (dollars): New Single-Family Homes, Other New Residential Construction, Residential Remodeling and Repair, New and Remodeling Nonresidential Construction, Manufactured Building Plants, Kitchen Cabinet Plants, and Other Markets
      • Table 3-2 Percent Distribution of U.S. Kitchen Cabinet, Vanity, and Related Cabinetwork Purchases by End-Use Market: 1982-1999 (percent): New Single-Family Homes, Other New Residential Construction, Residential Remodeling and Repair, New and Remodeling Nonresidential Construction, Manufactured Building Plants, Kitchen Cabinet Plants, and Other Markets
      • Table 3-3 Kitchen Cabinet, Vanity, and Related Cabinetwork Purchases per New Housing Unit by Type of Structure: 1982-1999 (dollars): Single-Family Homes and Multi-Family Housing
      • Table 3-4 Share of U.S. Home Builders' Kitchen Cabinet Purchases for the Top Twenty-Five Brands Used: 1992-1998 (percent)
      • Table 3-5 Share of U.S. Home Builders' Kitchen Cabinet Purchases for the Top Six Brands Used by Region, Cost of Housing Unit, Number of Units Built, and Home Type: 1998 (percent)
      • Table 3-6 U.S. Adults Purchasing Kitchen Cabinets, Countertops, and Vanities and Percent Distribution by Amount Spent and Installer, Spring 1998 (number and percent): Less Than $100, $100-$199, $200-$499, $500-$999, $1,000-$1,999, and $2,000 or More; Household Member, Contractor, and Other Person
      • Table 3-7 Sales Distribution for Twenty-Three Top U.S. Cabinetmakers by Type of Market: 1993-1998 (percent): New Construction and Remodeling
      • Table 3-8 U.S. Cabinet Distribution Channels: 1987-1997 (percent): Dealers, Builders, Distributors, Home Centers, and Direct to Consumers
      • Table 3-9 Distribution of U.S. Cabinet Shipments by Distribution Channel by Size of Company: 1997 (percent): Distributors, Dealers, Home Centers, Builders, Consumers, Interior Designers, and Architects
      • Table 3-10 Kitchen Cabinet Sales by U.S. Lumber and Building Material Retailers: 1972-1999 (number and dollars): Number of Dealers Carrying Line, Kitchen Cabinet Sales, Percent Total Sales, and Sales per Dealer Carrying Line
      • Table 3-11 Distribution of Cabinetwork Sales by Channel for Twenty-Two Top U.S. Cabinetmakers: 1995 and 1998 (percent): Contractors/Home Builders, Kitchen and Bath Stores, Home Centers, and Wholesale/Stocking Distributors/Other
      • Table 3-12 Kitchen Cabinet Purchases by U.S. Mobile Home and Prefabricated Wood Building Plants: 1982-1999 (dollars and percent): Plant Purchases, Percent Total Material Costs, and Purchases per Plant
      • Table 3-13 Value of U.S. Wood Kitchen Cabinet Exports and Percent of Total Domestic Shipments: 1989-2004 (dollars)
      • Table 3-14 Value of U.S. Wood Kitchen Cabinet Exports for the Top Eight Countries of Destination: 1992-1999 (dollars)

    Section 4: Demographics of U.S. Do-It-Yourself and Buy-It-Yourself Cabinet and Countertop Purchasers

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Kitchen Cabinet Purchaser Demographics
    • Kitchen Countertop Purchaser Demographics
    • Bathroom Vanity Purchaser Demographics
    • Demographics of High-End Purchasers
    • Do-It-Yourself Demographics
      • Table 4-1 Likelihood of U.S. Adults to Purchase Kitchen Cabinets, Countertops, and Vanities by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 4-2 Number of U.S. Adults Purchasing Kitchen Cabinets and Their Likelihood to Purchase by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (number, percent, and index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 4-3 Number of U.S. Adults Purchasing a Kitchen Countertop and Their Likelihood to Purchase by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (number, percent, and index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 4-4 Number of U.S. Adults Purchasing a Bathroom Vanity/ Cabinet/Sink and Their Likelihood to Purchase by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (number, percent, and index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 4-5 Likelihood of U.S. Adults to Purchase Kitchen Cabinets by Amount Spent by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (index): Less Than $200, $200-$499, $500-$999, $1,000-$1,999, and $2,000 or More; Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 4-6 Likelihood of U.S. Adults to Purchase Kitchen Countertops by Amount Spent by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (index): Less Than $200, $200-$499, $500-$999, $1,000-$1,999, and $2,000 or More; Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 4-7 Likelihood of U.S. Adults to Purchase a Bathroom Vanity/ Cabinet/Sink by Amount Spent, by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (index): Less Than $200, $200-$499, $500-$999, $1,000-$1,999, and $2,000 or More; Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 4-8 Likelihood of U.S. Adults to Purchase Kitchen Cabinets, Countertops, and Bathroom Vanities/Cabinets/Sinks for a Do-It-Yourself Project by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 4-9 Percent of U.S. Adults Purchasing Kitchen Cabinets and Likelihood to Purchase Index for Do-It-Yourself Projects and Contractor Installed Units by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (percent and index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 4-10 Percent of U.S. Adults Purchasing Kitchen Countertops and Likelihood to Purchase Index for Do-It-Yourself Projects and Contractor Installed Units by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (percent and index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 4-11 Percent of U.S. Adults Purchasing a Bathroom Vanity/ Cabinet/Sink and Their Likelihood to Purchase for Do-It-Yourself Projects and Contractor Installed Units by Demographic Characteristic, Spring 1998 (percent and index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region

    Section 5: U.S. New and Remodeled Residential Kitchens and Bathrooms

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • New and Remodeled Kitchens and Bathrooms
    • Kitchens and Bathrooms in New Housing Units
    • Kitchen Remodeling Jobs
    • Bathroom Remodeling Jobs
      • Table 5-1 U.S. New and Remodeled Residential Kitchens and Baths: 1990-1999 (number)
      • Table 5-2 Number of Kitchens and Bathrooms in New U.S. Housing Units by Type of Structure: 1990-1999 (number): Single-Family Home, Multi-Family Buildings, and Mobile Homes
      • Table 5-3 Total Bathrooms in New U.S. Housing Units and by Type of Unit and Region: 1990-1999 (number): Single-Family Homes, Multi-Family Buildings, and Mobile Homes
      • Table 5-4 New U.S. Privately Owned Single-Family Homes by Number of Bathrooms and by Region: 1985-1999 (number and percent): 1½ Bathrooms or Less, 2 Bathrooms, 2½ Bathrooms, and 3 Bathrooms or More
      • Table 5-5 New U.S. Housing Units in Multi-Family Buildings by Number of Bathrooms and by Region: 1985-1999 (number and percent): 1 Bathroom, 1½ Bathrooms, and 2 Bathrooms or More
      • Table 5-6 U.S. Spending on Kitchen and Bath Remodeling and Number of Jobs: 1990-1999 (number and dollars): Total Spending, Kitchen Remodeling, and Bath Remodeling
      • Table 5-7 Number of U.S. Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Jobs by Region: 1996-1999 (number)
      • Table 5-8 U.S. Residential Spending on Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling and Percent of Total Residential Remodeling and Repair: 1972-1999 (dollars and percent)
      • Table 5-9 U.S. Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Spending by Ownership of Residential Property: 1993-1997 (dollars): Owner and Renter Property and Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling
      • Table 5-10 Likelihood of U.S. Adults to Remodel a Kitchen, Remodel a Bathroom, and Add a Bathroom From the Spring of 1998 to the Spring of 1999 by Demographic Characteristic (index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children by Age, Kind of Residence, and Region
      • Table 5-11 Top U.S. Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Job Retailers: 1998 (number and percent)

    Section 6: U.S. Countertop Market Trends

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Plastic Laminate Countertop Shipments
    • Residential Countertop Markets
    • Home Builder Laminate Countertop Brand Preference
    • Home Builder Solid-Surface Countertop Usage and Brand Preference
      • Table 6-1 Value of U.S. Plastic Laminated Countertop Shipments: 1972-2004 (dollars)
      • Table 6-2 Real U.S. Plastic Laminated Countertop Shipments: 1984-2004 (dollars)
      • Table 6-3 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Plastic Laminated Countertops: 1984-2004 (index)
      • Table 6-4 Kitchen Countertops and Vanity Tops Used in New Residential Construction and Remodeling Markets: 1996-1999 (number)
      • Table 6-5 U.S. Plastic Laminated Countertop Shipments by Major End-Use Market: 1977-1999 (dollars): New Residential Construction, Residential Remodeling and Repair, and Nonresidential Construction
      • Table 6-6 Share of U.S. Home Builders' Countertop Purchases by Material by Brand Used: 1998 (percent): Laminate and Solid-Surface
      • Table 6-7 Share of U.S. Home Builders' Laminate Material Countertop Purchases for the Top Six Brands Used by Region, Cost of Housing Unit, Number of Units Built, and Home Type: 1998 (percent)
      • Table 6-8 Share of U.S. Home Builders' Solid Material Countertop Purchases for the Top Six Brands Used by Region, Cost of Housing Unit, Number of Units Built, and Home Type: 1998 (percent)

    Section 7: Factors Affecting U.S. Cabinetwork and Countertop Demand

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • New Residential Construction Markets
    • Residential Remodeling Markets
    • Manufactured Housing Markets
    • Nonresidential Construction Markets
      • Table 7-1 Real U.S. Spending on Building Construction: 1977-1999 (dollars): Total Building, Residential Buildings, and Nonresidential Buildings
      • Table 7-2 Real U.S. Spending on Construction Put in Place by Market and Building Type 1995-1999 (dollars): Residential, Nonresidential, and Public Buildings
      • Table 7-3 Total U.S. Housing Demand by Sector by Region: 1994-1999 (number): Existing Home Resales, New Housing Units Completed, and Mobile Home Placements
      • Table 7-4 New U.S. Privately Owned Housing Units Started and by Type of Structure: 1980-1999 (number): Total Starts, and in Structures With 1 Unit, 2 Units, 3 and 4 Units, and 5 Units or More
      • Table 7-5 Monthly Private U.S. Housing Units Authorized by 19,000 Building Permit Places by Region: 1998 and 1999 (number)
      • Table 7-6 U.S. Residential Property Owner Expenditures for Improvements, Additions, Alterations, and Repairs and Spending by Single-Family Homeowners: 1985-1999 (dollars)
      • Table 7-7 Monthly U.S. Building Materials Dealers' Sales: 1996-1999 (dollars)
      • Table 7-8 Number of U.S. Households and Average Household Size: 1975-2004 (number)
      • Table 7-9 Distribution of U.S. Households by Demographic Characteristic: 1985-1998 (percent): Household Income, Household Size, Age of Household Head, Region, and Total Households
      • Table 7-10 U.S. Home Mortgage Interest Rates and Personal Income: 1980-1999 (percent and dollars)
      • Table 7-11 U.S. Recreation Vehicle Shipments: 1982-1998 (number): Total Shipments, Motor Homes, Towables, and Conversion Vehicles
      • Table 7-12 Number of U.S. Manufactured Building and Recreational Vehicle End-Use Market Plants by State: 1996: Mobile Homes, Prefabricated Wood Buildings, Prefabricated Metal Buildings, Motor Homes, and Travel Trailers and Campers; Total Plants and Those With 20 or More Employees

    Section 8: Cost Structure of U.S. Cabinetwork and Countertop Plants

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Cabinetwork Plant Profit Margins
    • Labor and Material Cost Situation
    • Capital Spending Programs
    • Outsourcing of Countertop Output
      • Table 8-1 U.S. Cabinetwork Plant Operating Ratios and Profit Margins: 1972-1999 (percent): Payroll, Other Labor Costs, Material Costs, Total Operating Costs, and Gross Profit Margins Percent Plant Shipments
      • Table 8-2 U.S. Cabinetwork Plant Material Purchases by Kind: 1987-1999 (dollars): Lumber, Plywood, Hardwood, Particleboard, Fiberboard, Plastic Products, Builders' Hardware, Paperboard Containers, and Others
      • Table 8-3 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Major Material Inputs: 1987-1999 (index): Lumber, Plywood, Hardwood Dimension and Parts, Wood Particleboard, Laminated Plastic Shapes, and Builder's and Cabinet Hardware
      • Table 8-4 U.S. Cabinetwork Plant Labor Situation: 1972-1999 (number, dollars, and percent): Total Employees, Shipments per Employee, Percent Production Workers, Average Hourly Wages, and Average Weekly Hours
      • Table 8-5 Real U.S. Cabinetwork Plant Shipments per Employee: 1972-1999 (dollars)
      • Table 8-6 New U.S. Cabinetwork Plant Capital Expenditures: 1972-1997 (dollars and percent): Total Capital Expenditures, 5-Year Moving Average, Percent for New Buildings, New Buildings and Additions, New Machinery and Equipment, and Percent and Machinery, and Percent Value Added
      • Table 8-7 U.S. Cabinetwork Plant Inventory/Shipment Ratio: 1972-1996
      • Table 8-8 Operating Ratios by U.S. Cabinetwork Plant Product Specialization: 1972-1992 (number, dollars, and percent): Number of Plants, Plant Shipments, Shipments per Plant, and Payroll and Material Costs Percent Plant Shipments; Stock Line Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, and Vanities and Other Cabinetwork
      • Table 8-9 Number of U.S. Cabinetwork Plants by State: 1987-1996 (number): Total Plants and with 20 or More Employees
      • Table 8-10 U.S. Plastic Laminated Countertop Plant Operating Ratios and Gross Profit Margins: 1972-1999 (percent): Payroll, Material Costs, Total Operating Costs, and Gross Profit Margin Percent Total Plant Shipments
      • Table 8-11 U.S. Plastic Laminated Countertop Plant Labor Situation: 1972-1999 (number, dollars, and percent): Total Employees, Shipments per Employee, Production Workers Percent Total Employees, Average Hourly Wages, and Average Weekly Hours
      • Table 8-12 New Capital Expenditures by U.S. Plastic Laminated Countertop Plants, 1972-1997 (dollars and percent)

    Section 9: U.S. Cabinetwork and Countertop Industry Competitive Environment

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Number of Manufacturers and Plants
    • Share by the Top Four Manufacturers
    • Consolidation through Acquisitions
      • Table 9-1 Number of U.S. Cabinetwork Companies, Plants, and Facility Revenues: 1972-1999 (number and dollars)
      • Table 9-2 Number of U.S. Cabinetwork Manufacturers by Product Type and Average Shipments per Company: 1982-1992 (number and dollars): Stock Line Wood and Plastic Laminated Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Wood and Plastic Laminated Kitchen Cabinets, and Vanities and Other Cabinetwork
      • Table 9-3 Distribution of U.S. Cabinetwork Plants, Plant Shipments, and Operating Ratios by Facility Employee Size: 1987-1996 (number, dollars, and percent)
      • Table 9-4 Number and Revenues of U.S. Plastic Laminated Countertop Plants: 1972-1999 (number and dollars)
      • Table 9-5 Share of Cabinetwork Industry Plant Shipments by Company Group Category: 1972-1998 (percent): Share by the 4, 8, 20, and 50 Largest Companies
      • Table 9-6 Share of U.S. Cabinetwork Shipments for Twenty-Five Top Manufacturers: 1998 (percent)
      • Table 9-7 Sales and Profit Trends for Five Worldwide Cabinetwork Manufacturers: 1993-1998 (dollars and percent)

    Section 10: Canadian Cabinetwork and Countertop Industry Trends

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Kitchen Cabinet Market Trends
    • Cabinetwork and Countertop Shipments
    • Kitchen Cabinet Export Shipments
    • Cabinetmaker Plant Operating Situation
      • Table 10-1 Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Market Sales: 1991-1999 (Canadian dollars)
      • Table 10-2 Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Shipments: 1987-1999 (Canadian dollars)
      • Table 10-3 Canadian Wood Kitchen Cabinet Shipments by Configuration of Shipment: 1994-1998 (Canadian dollars): Assembled Upper Units, Assembled Lower Units With Countertops, Assembled Lower Units Without Countertops, Complete and Prefinished, Complete and Unfinished, Knock Down Upper Units, and Others
      • Table 10-4 Canadian Shipments of Vanities and Other Cabinetwork: 1994-1998 (Canadian dollars): Unfinished Vanities, Other Wooden Cabinets, and Metal Cabinets
      • Table 10-5 Canadian Exports and Imports of Kitchen Cabinets and Other Wood Kitchen Furniture by Major Trading Country: 1992-1998 (Canadian dollars)
      • Table 10-6 Canadian Kitchen Cabinet and Bathroom Vanity Industry Structure: 1990-1996 (number and Canadian dollars): Number of Plants, Plant Revenues, Employees, and Operating Ratios
      • Table 10-7 Number of Canadian Kitchen Cabinet and Bathroom Vanity Plants and Manufacturing Revenues by Province: 1990 and 1996 (number and Canadian dollars)
      • Table 10-8 Total Canadian Counter and Table Top Product Shipments: 1987-1998 (Canadian dollars): Unfinished and Finished
      • Table 10-9 Value of Canadian Building Permits and Housing Starts: 1994-1998 (Canadian dollars and number)

    Section 11: Competitor Intelligence: Company Profiles and Recent Developments

    • Sources, Methodology, and Objectives
    • American Woodmark Corp.
      • Products and Brands
      • Distribution and Markets
      • New Products
      • Sales Trends and Market Share
    • Armstrong World Industries
      • Triangle Pacific Products and Markets
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Bertch Cabinet Manufacturing, Inc.
      • Cabinet Products and Markets
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Canyon Creek Cabinet Co.
      • Products and Markets
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Cardell Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry
      • Cabinet Products and Markets
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.
      • Cabinet Products and Markets
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Elkay Manufacturing Co.
      • Elkay Cabinet Group
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Fortune Brands, Inc.
      • Masterbrand Cabinet Companies
      • New Products
      • Growth Through Acquisitions
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Haas Cabinet Co., Inc.
      • Cabinet Products and Markets
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Harston-Kennedy Cabinet Top Company, Inc.
      • Countertop Products and Sales
      • New Manufacturing Facility
    • Kitchen Kompact, Inc.
      • Cabinet Products and Markets
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Kohler Co.
      • Canac Kitchen Subsidiary
      • Distribution
    • Les Care Kitchens
      • Cabinet Products and Distribution
      • Capacity Expansion
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Masco Corp.
      • Cabinet Products and Markets
      • Expansion of Texwood Facilities
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Mill's Pride
      • Cabinet Products and Sales
    • Omega Cabinets Ltd, Inc.
      • Cabinet Products and Markets
      • Custom Cabinetry
      • Semi-Custom Cabinetry
      • Stock Cabinetry
      • Bathroom Vanities and Other Products
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Patrick Industries, Inc.
      • Cabinet Door Products and Markets
      • Sales and Profit Trends
    • Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.
      • Cabinet Products and Markets
      • Sales and Market Share

The $8 billion U.S. cabinetwork and countertop market strengthened in 1998 and 1999 due to a surge in new single-family how construction and strong gains in homeowner remodeling spending. This Specialists in Business Information report offers an in- depth analysis of the U.S. cabinetwork and countertop industry. The market is segmented by stock, custom, and semi-custom product lines and whether cabinets are all wood or plastic laminated. SBI analyzed the cost structure of U.S. cabinetwork and countertop plants, plant profit margins, and the competitive environment. SBI calculated market share for the top 25 U.S. cabinetmakers. The Canadian market is analyzed as well including shipments, exports, imports, and plant cost structure.


Scope And Methodology

The SBI Market Profile on Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops is a guide to the growth- and profit-oriented opportunities in these growing sectors of the U.S. building materials industry. This comprehensive database covers U.S. shipments, imports and exports, end-use markets, kitchen and bathroom remodeling data and purchaser demographics, factors affecting domestic demand, the cost structure of kitchen cabinet and countertop plants, the competitive environment, and the Canadian market situation. In addition, major North American manufacturers and marketers are profiled in order to uncover competitor strategies.

The total cabinetwork industry is analyzed on a dollar and unit basis (Section 1). Shipments are provided for custom, semi-custom, and stock product lines. Shipments are for all domestic manufacturers, whether plants are owned by U.S.- or foreign-based companies and whether or not plants specialize (50% or more of total facility revenues) in cabinetwork. Shipment data is compiled from U.S. Department of Commerce surveys. Imports are added to kitchen cabinet shipments to calculate the total U.S. supply. Import data is derived from U.S. Customs records. The Bureau Of Labor Statistics' Producer Price Index is used to track industry pricing.

Section 2 further segments cabinetwork shipments by type and material. Shipments are segmented into stock line and custom kitchen cabinets, and vanities and other cabinetwork. Stock and custom kitchen cabinet shipments are also available by all wood and plastic laminated material. Data from Wood and Wood Products provided the sales mix of the top U.S. cabinetmakers by cabinet type and by frame-less products. Kitchen and Bath Business data provide a distribution of cabinet door materials by wood species. Import data is also supplied by major country of origin.

Section 3 is an analysis of end-use markets and distribution channels. Cabinetwork purchases are provided for residential and nonresidential markets and for new construction and remodeling projects. Manufactured housing producer demand is also covered. Home builder usage is shown by brand based on Professional Builder surveys. Top cabinetmakers' share of sales from new construction and remodeling is shown as well. U.S. cabinet sales by distribution channel is based on Kitchen and Bath Business surveys. Company channel breakdown is compiled from Wood and Wood Products. U.S. exports of kitchen cabinets are included in this analysis.

Simmons Market Research Bureau data supply demographic snapshots of do-it-yourself (D-I-Y) and buy-it-yourself (B-I-Y) purchasers of kitchen cabinets, kitchen countertops, and bathroom vanities (Section 4). Demographics are also provided by spending level and whether the unit was installed by a contractor or as part of a D-I-Y project. Demographic characteristics covered include purchases by sex, age, race, marital status, household income, education and occupation, household size, children by age, homeowners and renters, and region.

A separate section analyzes how the number of new U.S. residential kitchens and bathrooms and the number and spending on kitchen and bathroom remodeling jobs drives domestic demand (Section 5). New kitchen and bathroom data is provided by type of structure and tracks the number of bathrooms in new housing units. New and remodeled kitchens and bathrooms are also tracked by region. The demographics of remodelers as well as where remodeling jobs are purchased are provided. Other factors driving demand are compiled and analyzed in Section 7. Residential housing statistics include data on new housing completions, existing home resales, and mobile home placements. Housing starts and residential building permits further track new residential construction markets. Total homeowner remodeling and repair spending are analyzed as well. In addition, data is provided on household demographics and economic trends.

Countertop market trends are investigated in Section 6. Data trends include shipments and pricing of plastic laminated countertops, kitchen countertops and vanity tops used in new residential construction and remodeling markets, end-use market purchases, and home builder countertop brand preferences.

SBI supplies data on the cost structure and profitability of U.S. plants specializing (50% or more of total plant revenues) in the manufacture and sale of cabinetwork and countertops (Section 8). U.S. Department of Commerce survey data covering these plants are supplemented with individual company sales data in order to calculate company market share (Section 9). Company sales statistics are compiled as part of an exhaustive effort to provide competitive intelligence (Section 11). SEC documents, databases, and trade journals were searched for growth- and profit-oriented strategies.

The Canadian market situation is evaluated from Statistics Canada data (Section 10). Data trends include plant shipments, exports, and imports. The cost structure of Canadian cabinetwork plants is also provided.

Action-oriented executives are urged to use this comprehensive statistical database and competitor information to penetrate growing end-use markets, target key demographics segments, penetrate growing distribution channels, and initiate profitable operating strategies. Executives are urged to compute their own company market share and compare their company's operating ratios to the industry averages as part of this process.

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