Manufactured Housing Industry Continues to Consolidate

Manufactured Housing Industry Continues to Consolidate

The manufactured housing industry makes up about one-tenth of new single-family housing in the US. In recent years, a competitive environment for new units has destabilized many small manufacturers. Consequently, the industry has become increasingly concentrated as small producers close or are acquired by larger manufacturers. A Freedonia analyst weighs in on recent industry restructuring.


Plant Openings Help Flooring Producers Cover New Markets

Plant Openings Help Flooring Producers Cover New Markets

Expansion has always been key to the global floor covering industry. Most flooring products are fairly heavy and expensive to ship, and prompt delivery to project sites is extremely important. As a result, more companies have been expanding in developing areas in recent years, where production costs are typically lower and the less mature markets have greater growth potential.


Synthetic Roofing Underlays Gain Market Share

Synthetic Roofing Underlays Gain Market Share

How have new technologies and product lines in synthetic roof liners impacted the roofing underlay market?


Exterior Housing Trim on the Rise

Exterior Housing Trim on the Rise

An improving housing market will continue to boost molding and trim demand. But some types of decorative trim will see stronger improvements than others.