Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Report Summary

SIC Codes: 3211 3221 3229 3231 3241 3251 3253 3255 3259 3261 3262 3264 3271 3272 3273 3274 3275 3281 3291 3295 3296 3297
NAICS Codes: 327110 327120 327211 327212 327213 327215 327310 327320 327331 327332 327390 327410 327420 327910 327991 327992 327993 327999

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Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Industry Overview

Excerpt from Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Report

Companies in this industry manufacture clay products and refractories, glass and glass products, cement and concrete products, lime and gypsum products, and abrasives and other nonmetallic mineral products. Major companies include 3M, Ash Grove Cement Company, Guardian Industries, Kohler, and USG Corporation (all based in the US), as well as Asahi Glass and Noritake (both of Japan), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (France), LafargeHolcim (Switzerland), and RHI Magnesita (the Netherlands).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by industrial production and construction spending. Profitability depends on efficient operations, as many products are essentially commodities that compete primarily on price. Large companies have advantages of scale in purchasing and the ability to invest in equipment and technology that improve efficiency. Small companies can compete by offering specialized products, or by serving local markets. Overall, the industry in the US is fragmented: the top 50 companies account for about 45% of industry revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major product groups include cement and concrete products (about 47% of industry revenue); glass and glass products (21%); abrasives, cut stone, mineral wool, and other nonmetallic mineral products (20%); clay products and refractories (6%); and lime and gypsum products (6%).

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