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Published May 1, 1998 | 187 Pages | Pub ID: SB336

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The $8-billion plumbing fixtures and fittings industry has outpaced growth of total U.S. construction materials and is a profitable sector of the domestic economy. This report from Specialists in Business Information provides quantity and value shipments for over 50 types of fixture products and over 50 types of fitting products. It also includes a discussion of end-use markets, distribution channels, Global market potential, the competitive environment, and includes profiles of 16 major U.S. competitiors. Individual sections are available.

U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Industry Trends

  • Executive Summary
  • Overall Industry Growth Analysis
  • Opportunities in Higher-End Plumbing Fixtures
  • Growing Plumbing Fittings Product Lines
  • Surging Residential Remodeling Markets
  • Changing Distribution Channels
  • Healthy Industry Profit Margins
  • Industry Outlook
  • Table 1-1 U.S. Supply of Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings: 1992- 2003 (dollars)
  • Table 1-2 U.S. Supply of Plumbing Fixtures by Material: 1992-2003 (dollars): Total Supply, Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous Plumbing Fixtures, and Plastics Plumbing Fixtures
  • Table 1-3 U.S. Shipments of Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings and Share of Construction Materials: 1972-2003 (dollars and percent)
  • Table 1-4 Analysis of U.S. Plumbing Fixture Volume Shipments and Construction Materials Output: 1987-1998 (index)
  • Table 1-5 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings: 1987-1998 (index): Vitreous Plumbing Fixtures, Metal Sanitary Ware, Plastic Plumbing Fixtures, and Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings
  • Table 1-6 Gross Profit Margins for U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Plants Compared to the U.S. Manufacturing Average: 1987-1998 (percent)
  • Scope and Methodology

U.S. Plumbing Fixture Shipments

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Overall Plumbing Fixture Shipments
  • Plumbing Fixture Shipments by Material
  • Lavatories and Related Fixture Shipments
  • Sink Shipments
  • Bathtub and Whirlpool Bath Shipments
  • Shower Stall and Wall Surround Shipments
  • Hot Tub and SpA Shipments
  • Table 2-1 Value of U.S. Plumbing Fixture Shipments: 1967-2003 (dollars)
  • Table 2-2 Value of U.S. Plumbing Fixture Shipments by Major Product Type: 1967-2003 (dollars): Lavatories, Sinks, Bathtubs, Showers, Hot Tubs, and All Others
  • Table 2-3 Quantity U.S. Plumbing Fixture Shipments by Major Product Type: 1967-2003 (number): Lavatories, Sinks, Bathtubs, Showers, Hot Tubs, and Drink Fountains
  • Table 2-4 Value of U.S. Plumbing Fixture Shipments by Material: 1987-1998 (dollars): Vitreous China, Enameled Cast Iron, Steel and Other Metal, Gelcoat, Acrylic, Cultured Marble, and Other Plastics
  • Table 2-5 Value of U.S. Lavatory and Related Fixture Shipments by Product Type: 1967-2003 (dollars): Lavatories, Water Closet Bowls, Flush Tanks, Urinals, and Bidets
  • Table 2-6 Quantity U.S. Lavatory and Related Fixture Shipments by Product Type: 1967-2003 (number): Lavatories, Water Closet Bowls, Flush Tanks, Urinals, and Bidets
  • Table 2-7 Average Value per U.S. Lavatory and Related Fixture Shipped by Product Type: 1967-2003 (dollars): Lavatories, Water Closet Bowls, Flush Tanks, Urinals, and Bidets
  • Table 2-8 U.S. Shipments of Lavatories by Material: 1987-1998 (dollars and number): Enameled Steel, Stainless Steel, Vitreous China, Cultured Marble, and Other Materials
  • Table 2-9 U.S. Shipments of Vitreous China Water Closet Bowls by Type: 1987-1998 (dollars and number): Low Consumption, Flushmeter, One Piece, and Other Types
  • Table 2-10 U.S. Shipments of Urinals by Material: 1987-1998 (dollars and number): Metal and Vitreous China
  • Table 2-11 Value of U.S. Sink Shipments by Product Type: 1967-2003 (dollars): Kitchen, Bar, and Other Sinks
  • Table 2-12 Quantity U.S. Sink Shipments by Product Type: 1967-2003 (number): Kitchen, Bar, and Other Sinks
  • Table 2-13 Average Value per U.S. Sink Shipped by Product Type: 1967-2003 (dollars): Kitchen, Bar, and Other Sinks
  • Table 2-14 U.S. Kitchen Sink Shipments by Material: 1993-1998 (dollars and number): Enameled Steel, Stainless Steel, and Other Materials
  • Table 2-15 U.S. Shipments of Wash and Service Sinks by Material: 1987-1998 (dollars and number): Metal, Vitreous China, and Other Materials
  • Table 2-16 Value of U.S. Bathtub and Whirlpool Bath Shipments: 1967-2003 (dollars)
  • Table 2-17 Quantity U.S. Bathtub and Whirlpool Bath Shipments: 1967-2003 (number)
  • Table 2-18 U.S. Bathtub Shipments by Material: 1987-1998 (dollars and number): Enameled Steel, Fiberglass Gelcoat, Fiberglass Acrylic, Cultured Marble, and Other Materials
  • Table 2-19 U.S. Whirlpool Bath Shipments by Material: 1992-1998 (dollars and number): Fiberglass Gelcoat, Fiberglass Acrylic, Cultured Marble, Other Plastics, and Other Materials
  • Table 2-20 Value of U.S. Shower Stall and Wall Surround Shipments: 1967-2003 (dollars)
  • Table 2-21 Quantity U.S. Shipments of Shower Stalls and Wall Surrounds: 1967-2003 (number)
  • Table 2-22 U.S. Shipments of Shower Stalls by Material: 1993-1998 (dollars and number): Fiberglass Gelcoat, Fiberglass Acrylic, Other Plastics, and Other Materials
  • Table 2-23 U.S. Shipments of Shower Receptors Sold Separately by Material: 1993-1998 (dollars and number): Plastics and Other Materials
  • Table 2-24 U.S. Wall Surround Shipments by Type: 1993-1998 (dollars and number): Showers and Bathtubs
  • Table 2-25 U.S. Shipments of Noninstitutional Hot Tubs and SpAs: 1987-2003 (number and dollars)
  • Table 2-26 U.S. Drinking Fountain Shipments: 1987-2003 (number and dollars)
  • Table 2-27 Value of U.S. Shower Door and Tub Enclosure Shipments: 1967-1998 (dollars)

U.S. Plumbing Fittings Shipments

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Overall Plumbing Fitting Shipments
  • Single-Lever Control Fittings Shipments
  • Lavatory Fittings Shipments
  • Bath and Shower Fittings Shipments
  • Sink Fittings Shipments
  • Other Plumbing Fixtures and Trim Product Shipments
  • Table 3-1 Value of U.S. Plumbing Fittings and Trim Shipments: 1967-2003 (dollars)
  • Table 3-2 Value of U.S. Plumbing Fittings and Trim Shipments by Major Product Type: 1967-2003 (dollars): Single-Lever Controls, Bath and Shower Fittings, Lavatory Fittings, Sink Fittings, and Other Items
  • Table 3-3 U.S. Quantity Plumbing Fittings Shipments by Major Product Type: 1967-2003 (number): Total, Single-Lever Controls, Bath and Shower Fittings, Lavatory Fittings, and Sink Fittings
  • Table 3-4 U.S. Shipments of Single-Lever Controls and Traditional Faucets by Major Product Type: 1977-1998 (number): Lavatory Fittings, Sink Fittings, and Bath and Shower Fittings
  • Table 3-5 Value of U.S. Single-Lever Control Shipments by Product Type: 1967-2003 (dollars): Lavatory, Kitchen, Shower/Shower-Tub Combination, and Antiscald Valves
  • Table 3-6 U.S. Quantity Shipments of Single-Lever Controls by Product Type: 1967-1998 (number): Lavatory, Kitchen, Shower/Shower-Tub Combination, and Antiscald Valves
  • Table 3-7 U.S. Shipments of Kitchen Single-Lever Controls by Type: 1977-1998 (dollars and number): With Spray and Without Spray
  • Table 3-8 U.S. Shipments of Shower Combination Single-Lever Controls by Type: 1987-1998 (dollars and number): Shower Combination and Shower-Tub Combination
  • Table 3-9 Value of U.S. Bath and Shower Fittings Shipments by Product Type: 1967-2003 (dollars): Bathtub Fillers, Shower Fittings, Shower Heads, Bathtub and Shower Fittings, Hand-Held Personal Showers, and Other Types
  • Table 3-10 U.S. Quantity Bath and Shower Fittings Shipments by Product Type: 1967-1998 (number): Bathtub Fillers, Shower Fittings, Shower Heads, Bathtub and Shower Fittings, Hand-Held Personal Showers, and Other Types
  • Table 3-11 U.S. Shipments of Bathtub and Shower Fittings by Type: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): Diverter Spout and Three Valve Diverter
  • Table 3-12 Value of U.S. Lavatory Fittings Shipments by Product Type: 1967-2003 (dollars): 4-Inch Center-Set Fittings and Greater Than 4-Inch
  • Table 3-13 U.S. Quantity Shipments of Lavatory Fittings by Product Type: 1967-1998 (number): 4-Inch Center-Set Fittings and Greater Than 4-Inch
  • Table 3-14 U.S. Shipments of Lavatory Fittings by Drain Type: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): With Pop-Up Drain and Without Pop-Up Drain
  • Table 3-15 U.S. Shipments of Lavatory Fittings by Fitting Type and by Drain Type: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): 4-Inch Center-Set Fittings and Greater Than 4-Inch Fittings; With Pop-Up Drain and Without Pop-Up Drain
  • Table 3-16 Value of U.S. Sink Fittings Shipments by Product Type: 1967-2003 (dollars): Wallmount Combination Sink Faucet, Deck Faucet, Single Sink Faucet, Other Sink Fittings
  • Table 3-17 U.S. Quantity Shipments of Sink Fittings by Product Line: 1967-1998 (number): Wallmount Combination Sink Faucet, Deck Faucet, Single Sink Faucet, and Other Sink Fittings
  • Table 3-18 U.S. Deck Faucet Shipments by Type: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): Exposed Deck Faucets and Concealed Deck Faucets
  • Table 3-19 U.S. Shipments of Exposed Deck Faucets by Type: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): 3-Inch to 4-Inch, 6-Inch to 8-Inch With Spray, and 6-Inch to 8-Inch Without Spray
  • Table 3-20 U.S. Shipments of Concealed Deck Faucets by Type: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): With Spray and Without Spray
  • Table 3-21 U.S. Shipments of Drains and Overflows: 1977-1998 (number and dollars)
  • Table 3-22 U.S. Average Value per Unit Shipped by Sector and Product Type: 1982-1998 (dollars): Single-Lever Controls, Bath and Shower Fittings, Sink Fittings, and Other Items
  • Table 3-23 U.S. Shipments of Other Plumbing Fittings and Trim by Product Type: 1977-1998 (dollars): Ips Mechanical Connecting Fittings, Compression Stops, Sediment and Related Faucets, P-Traps, S-Traps, Lawn Hose Nozzles and Lawn Sprinklers, Flushometer Valves and Flush Valves, and Other Items and Accessories

U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Imports

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Import Penetration Levels
  • Imports by Product Type
  • Major Countries of Origin
  • Table 4-1 U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Imports by Sector: 1977-1998 (dollars and percent): Imports of Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures, Plastics Plumbing Fixtures, and Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trim; and Share of U.S. Market Sales
  • Table 4-2 Imports' Share of the U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Supply by Sector: 1977-1998 (percent): Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures, Plastics Plumbing Fixtures, and Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trim
  • Table 4-3 U.S. Plumbing Fixture Imports by Material and Product Type: 1990-1995 (number and dollars): Metal, Vitreous China, and Plastics Plumbing Fixtures; Lavatories, Sinks, Bathtubs, and Other Products
  • Table 4-4 U.S. Imports of Plumbing Fittings by Product Line: 1992-1998 (number and dollars): Bath and Shower Faucets, Sink and Lavatory Faucets, Supply Stops, and Other Faucets and Fittings
  • Table 4-5 U.S. Metal Sanitary Ware Imports for the Top Eighteen Countries of Origin: 1992-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 4-6 U.S. Vitreous China Plumbing Imports for the Top Twenty-Two Countries of Origin: 1992-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 4-7 U.S. Plastics Plumbing Fixtures Imports for the Top Ten Countries of Origin: 1992-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 4-8 U.S. Plumbing Fittings Imports for the Top Twenty Countries of Origin: 1992-1997 (dollars)

End-Use Markets and Factors Affecting Plumbing Product Demand

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • New Residential Construction Markets
  • Residential Remodeling Markets
  • Nonresidential Markets
  • Recreation Vehicle and Other Transportation Equipment Markets
  • Table 5-1 U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Market Sales by End-Use Market: 1992-1998 (dollars)
  • Table 5-2 Real U.S. Spending on Building Construction: 1977-1998 (dollars): Total Building, Residential Buildings, and Nonresidential Buildings
  • Table 5-3 Real U.S. Spending on Building Construction by Type of Structure: 1994-1998 (dollars): Residential and Nonresidential Buildings by Type, Private and Public Buildings by Type
  • Table 5-4 Total U.S. Housing Demand by Sector and by Region: 1993-1998 (units): Existing Home Resales, New Housing Units Completed, and Mobile Home Placements
  • Table 5-5 Monthly Private U.S. Housing Units Authorized by 19,000 Building Permit Places and by Region: 1997 and 1998 (number): Total U.S., Northeast, Midwest, South, and West
  • Table 5-6 U.S. New and Remodeled Residential Kitchens and Baths: 1990-1998 (number)
  • Table 5-7 Number of Kitchens and Bathrooms in New U.S. Housing Units by Type of Structure: 1990-1998 (number): Single-Family Home, Multi-Family Buildings, and Mobile Homes
  • Table 5-8 Total Bathrooms in New U.S. Housing Units by Type of Unit and Region: 1990-1997 (number): Single-Family Homes and Multi-Family Buildings
  • Table 5-9 New U.S. Privately Owned Single-Family Homes by Number of Bathrooms and by Region: 1985-1997 (number and percent): 1½ Bathrooms or Less, 2 Bathrooms, 2½ Bathrooms, and 3 Bathrooms or More
  • Table 5-10 New U.S. Housing Units in Multi-Family Buildings by Number of Bathrooms and by Region: 1985-1997 (number and percent): 1 Bathroom, 1½ Bathrooms, and 2 Bathrooms or More
  • Table 5-11 U.S. Residential Spending on Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling: 1972-1998
  • Table 5-12 U.S. Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Spending by Ownership of Residential Property: 1993-1996
  • Table 5-13 U.S. Spending on Kitchen and Bath Remodeling and Number of Jobs: 1987-1997 (number and dollars): Total Spending, Kitchen Remodeling, and Bath Remodeling
  • Table 5-14 Number of U.S. Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Jobs by Region: 1996-1998 (number)
  • Table 5-15 U.S. Homeowner Spending on Plumbing Supplies and Equipment by Demographic Characteristic: 1988-1995 (dollars): Household Income, Age of Household Head, Size of Household, and Region
  • Table 5-16 Average Annual U.S. Homeowner Spending on Plumbing Supplies and Equipment by Demographic Characteristic: 1988-1995 (dollars): Household Income, Age of Household Head, Size of Household, and Region
  • Table 5-17 Distribution of U.S. Housing Units by Number of Bathrooms, Total Number of Residential Bathrooms, and Average Bathrooms per Unit: 1980-1997 (number)
  • Table 5-18 U.S. Housing Units by Year Built and by Region: 1995 (number)
  • Table 5-19 U.S. Home Mortgage Interest Rates and Personal Income: 1980-1998 (percent and dollars): New Home Mortgage Interest Rates and Real Disposable Personal Income
  • Table 5-20 Distribution of U.S. Households by Demographic Characteristic: 1975-1996 (number and percent): Household Income, Household Size, Age of Household Head, Region, and Total Households
  • Table 5-21 U.S. Consumer Water Rate Price Trends: 1985-1998 (index)
  • Table 5-22 Number of U.S. Hotels and Motels, Number of Guest Rooms, and Lodging Industry Construction Spending: 1982-1997 (number and dollars)
  • Table 5-23 U.S. Population in Other Institutions and Group Quarters by Type: 1980-1995
  • Table 5-24 U.S. Food Service Establishments by Industry Segment: 1987-1995 (number): Restaurants, Fast Food Outlets, Schools and Colleges, Retail Hosts, and Twelve Other Establishments
  • Table 5-25 U.S. Recreational Vehicle Shipments: 1982-1997 (number): Total Shipments, Motor Homes, Towables, and Conversion Vehicles

Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Distribution Channels

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Wholesaler Sales
  • Retailer Sales
  • Home Center Channel
  • Table 6-1 Plumbing Fixture Sales by Plumbing and Heating Equipment Wholesalers: 1992 and 1997 (number and dollars): Number Carrying Line and Plumbing Fixture Sales
  • Table 6-2 U.S. Retail Plumbing Supplies Sales by Type of Outlet and Stores Selling Line: 1987-1997 (number and dollars): Building Material Dealers and Home Centers, Paint and Wallpaper Stores, and Hardware Stores
  • Table 6-3 Monthly U.S. Sales of Building Materials Dealers and Home Centers: 1995-1998 (dollars)
  • Table 6-4 Number of U.S. Plumbing Fixture Wholesalers, Major Retailers, and Contractors by State: 1995 (number) Table 6-5 Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Jobs by Type of Retailer, Retail Chain, and Plumbing Products Used: 1998 (number and percent)

U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Exports and the Canadian Market Situation

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Importance of Export Shipments
  • Exports by Product Type
  • Major Countries of Destination
  • Canadian Market Trends
  • Table 7-1 U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Exports by Sector: 1977-1998 (dollars and percent): Exports of Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures, Plastics Plumbing Fixtures, and Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trim; and Share of U.S. Shipments
  • Table 7-2 Exports' Share of U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Shipments by Sector: 1977-1998 (percent): Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures, Plastics Plumbing Fixtures, and Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trim
  • Table 7-3 U.S. Plumbing Fixture Exports by Material and Product Type: 1993-1997 (number and dollars): Metal, Vitreous China, and Plastics Plumbing Fixtures; Lavatories, Sinks, Bathtubs, and Other Products
  • Table 7-4 U.S. Exports of Plumbing Fittings by Product Type: 1990-1997 (dollars): Copper Faucets, Other Faucets, and Other Plumbing Fittings
  • Table 7-5 U.S. Metal Sanitary Ware Exports for the Top Twenty-One Countries of Destination: 1992-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 7-6 U.S. Vitreous China Plumbing Fixture Exports for the Top Twenty Countries of Destination: 1992-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 7-7 U.S. Plastic Plumbing Fixture Exports for the Top Twenty Countries of Destination: 1992-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 7-8 U.S. Plumbing Fittings Exports for the Top Twenty-One Countries of Destination: 1992-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 7-9 Value of Canadian Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings Shipments: 1991-1997 (Canadian dollars): Metal Sanitary Ware, Ceramic Plumbing Fixtures, Plastic Plumbing Fixtures, and Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trims
  • Table 7-10 Value of Canadian Plumbing Fixture Market Sales: 1992-1997 (Canadian dollars)
  • Table 7-11 Value of Canadian Plumbing Fixture Market Sales by Material: 1992-1997 (Canadian dollars): Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures, and Plastics Plumbing Fixtures
  • Table 7-12 Canadian Imports of Plumbing Fixtures by Material and Product by Major Country of Origin: 1992-1997 (Number and Canadian Dollars): Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures, and Plastics Plumbing Fixtures Table 7-13 Canadian Exports of Plumbing Fixtures by Material and Product by Major Country of Destination: 1992-1997 (Number and Canadian Dollars): Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures, and Plastics Plumbing Fixtures

Cost Structure of U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Plants and the Competitive Environment

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Industry Cost Structure
  • Competitive Environment
  • Company Sales Trends and Market Shares
  • Table 8-1 Number of U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Companies, Plants, and Revenues by Plant Product Specialization: 1977-1998 (number and dollars): Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous Plumbing Fixtures, Plastics Plumbing Fixtures, and Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trim
  • Table 8-2 Operating Ratios and Profit Margins for U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Plants by Facility Product Specialization: 1977-1998 (percent): Payroll, Other Labor Costs, Material Costs, and Gross Profits Percent Shipments for Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous Plumbing Fixture, Plastic Plumbing Fixture Plants, and Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trim
  • Table 8-3 U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Plant Labor Situation by Facility Product Specialization: 1977-1998 (number, percent, and dollars): Number of Employees, Shipments per Employee, Percent Production Workers, and Production Worker Average Hourly Wages and Hours for Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous Plumbing Fixture, Plastics Plumbing Fixture Plants, and Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trim
  • Table 8-4 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Major Material Inputs: 1987-1998 (index): Steel Mill Products, Foundry and Forge Shop Products, Copper and Brass Mill Shapes, Plastic Resins, Refractories, and Paperboard Containers
  • Table 8-5 Inventory Trends for U.S. Plumbing Fixture Manufacturers by Product Line: 1982-1997 (number): Lavatories, Sinks, Bathtubs, Shower Stalls and Surrounds, Hot Tubs and SpAs, and Drinking Fountains
  • Table 8-6 New Capital Expenditures by U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Plants by Facility Product Specialization: 1977-1996 (dollars and percent): Capital Expenditures and Percent Value Added
  • Table 8-7 Number of U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Plants by State and by Facility Product Specialization: 1995 (number): Plastic Plumbing Fixtures, Vitreous Plumbing Fixtures, Metal Sanitary Ware, and Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trim
  • Table 8-8 Percent Distribution of U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Plants by Number of Employees and by Facility Product Specialization: 1977-1995 (percent): Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous Plumbing Fixtures, Plastic Plumbing Fixtures, and Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trim; 1-19, 20-99, 100-249, and 250 or More Employees
  • Table 8-9 Share of U.S. Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Plant Shipments by Company Group Category: 1987-1998 (percent): Metal Sanitary Ware, Vitreous Plumbing Fixtures, Plastic Plumbing Fixtures, and Plastic Fixtures and Fittings
  • Table 8-10 Share of U.S. Plumbing Fixture Supply for the Top Twelve Suppliers: 1997 (percent)
  • Table 8-11 Share of U.S. Plumbing Fittings Supply for the Top Six Suppliers: 1997 (percent)
  • Table 8-12 Sales and Profit Trends for Ten Plumbing Fixture and Fittings Manufacturers: 1993-1997 (dollars and percent)

Competitor Intelligence: Company Profiles and Recent Developments

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Water-Saving Plumbing Fixtures
  • New Faucet Products
  • Strengthening Retail Distribution Channels
  • Improving Manufacturing Capabilities
  • Acquisition Activity
  • Expanding in World Markets
  • Sources, Methodology, and Objectives
  • Amcast Industrial Corp
  • American Standard Companies, Inc.
  • The Black & Decker Corp.
  • Falcon Building Products, Inc.
  • Fortune Brands, Inc.
  • Friedrich Grohe AG
  • Gerber Plumbing Fixtures Corp.
  • Kohler Co.
  • Maax, Inc.
  • Masco Corp.
  • Nortek, Inc.
  • Tomkins Plc
  • Toto Ltd.
  • U.S. Industries, Inc.
  • Waxman Usa, Inc.
  • Zurn Industries, Inc.