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............ 39 Feed & Watering..... 222 Nonbuilding Construction Practices.................. 17 Pavement Slabs.... 128 Manufacturing..... 150 World Overview.............................. 120 Pacific.................................................................................................... 226 Improvement & Repair.................................................................. 73 REGIONS Fabcon Incorporated..................................................... 213 Agricultural Outlook................... 217 Historical Trends.............................. 47 Retaining Walls....................... 115 West.................... 55 Mergers & Acquisitions.. 44 Other Precast Concrete Products.......... 134 Other Certification Programs................................... 196 Housing Stock................... 175 (continued on following page) Architectural Building Components......................................................................... 133 Marketing... 241 Demand by Type........................... 148 Foreign Trade...... 145 Act of 2009...... 56 MARKETS Cooperative Agreements............... 247 Structural Supports....... 185 General.................. 78 Regional Demographic & Economic Trends....................................... 167 Gage Brothers Concrete Products................................ 214 Pricing. 221 Building Construction Practices......................... 109 West North Central........................................................................... 152 Residential.. 63 Boral Limited.................................. 229 Utilities....................................... 60 New.......... 248 Underground Structural Products..... 143 American Recovery and Reinvestment Americast Incorporated. 121 Improvements & Repairs................. 118 Mountain... 160 Cretex Companies......................... 61 Amcon Block & Precast............ 62 Ameron International...................................... 32 Cemetery Products....................... 28 Septic Tanks...... 251 Other Structural Building Components........................... 58 Nonresidential Buildings.....................5 Bridges...................................................................... 131 Competitive Strategies.................................... 246 Prefabricated Building Systems................ 20 Other.................... 245 Floor & Wall Units................ 237 Supply & Demand..... 183 Market EnvironmenT Fencing.................. 24 Water & Waste Handling Products.................................... 169 Gate Petroleum.......................... 242 Demand by Product....................................... 112 South Atlantic.............................. 34 Vaults.................. 54 Distribution....................................................................................... 85 Economic Outlook........................ 102 Concrete Products.......... 203 Nonbuilding Construction Stock............... 124 Nonbuilding Construction... 100 Click here to purchase online Page  Order now........................... 137 Company Profiles Emissions & Energy Use Reductions............................. 219 Building Code Regulations.. 203 Public Highway Spending............................... 14 Traffic Barriers...................... 97 Decorative Façades................. 157 Coreslab International.................... 228 Transportation.... 67 Agricultural............ 105 Midwest...........9 Noise Barriers........ 129 Product Developments............................. 227 Nonbuilding............................................................................. 201 New............................................................................................... 178 Executive Summary Siding.............................................................................................. click here! ............................................................................. 51 All Other............................ 154 Clark Pacific............................................. 189 Demographic Trends......... 181 Interior Walls.............................................................................................................................................................. 113 East South Central............................................................................................................................................................................................. 49 Marine.......... 106 East North Central........ 128 Market Share... 235 General..... 162 CRH plc................................ 166 Foster (LB) Company....... 64 CEMEX SAB..................... Study #2746 March 2011 $4800 Precast Concrete Products 276 Pages US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2015 & 2020 Table of Contents Roofing Tiles................. 38 Agricultural Products...................... 75 General............................................................................................... 103 Northeast......................... 71 EnCon Companies............. 104 New England.... 172 HeidelbergCement AG. 41 Animal Containment & Other..................................................................................... 193 Residential Buildings............ 233 PRODUCTS New......... 90 Regional Construction........................................... 244 Structural Building Components............................... 125 General.................................. 234 Improvement & Repair....... 122 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE Nonresidential Building Stock............................................. 132 Vertical & Horizontal Integration........................................................................................ 200 Nonresidential Buildings.... 82 Population Patterns............ 140 Recycling................. 188 Macroeconomic Environment.. 29 Manholes............................................... 206 Water & Sewer Spending...... 126 Industry Composition............................. 223 Environmental Issues...........................................................4 Transportation Products............................................................... 195 Housing Starts.. 114 West South Central................................................ 224 LEED....................................................................................... 104 Middle Atlantic........ 95 Housing Trends.......................................................... 197 Improvements & Repairs...... 111 South............... 101 Regional Demand for Precast Door & Window Components................................................. 36 Mausoleums & Other Products............................................................................ 190 Construction Trends...................................... 56 General............................. 184 Other Products......................................................................................................................... 30 Other Products...................................................................... 165 Finfrock Industries... 69 East Texas Precast........................................................... 231 Other...............................................................................

.... 71 Concrete Product Demand......................... 118 6 Northeast Precast Concrete 2 Population & Households...... 32 by Market............... 162 Wieser Concrete Products............................................. 148 Miller (AC) Concrete Products.... 2010... 2000-2020......... 97 3 Construction Expenditures by Region................... 20 Product Demand.. 74 & Repair Precast Concrete US Concrete. 225 10 Nonresidential Building Stock.... 145 Lafarge SA........ 2010.................................. 263 Concrete Product Demand................ 127 8 South Precast Concrete 5 Housing Starts........................................................................ 2010......................... 27 Product Demand............ 256 16 Precast Concrete Product 5 Nonbuilding Precast Concrete Metromont Corporation........................................................ 2010.... 17 Product Demand..... 265 Supply & Demand.. 266 2 Precast Concrete Product 9 Residential Buildings Precast Spancrete Group................................................................. 13 13 Precast Concrete Cemetery Product Demand............................ 274 Component Demand. 164 6 Prefabricated Building System Demand 85 7 Structural Building Support Demand............................. 136 1 US Sales of Selected Precast Concrete 8 Nonresidential Building Construction Cht Precast Concrete Product Demand Product Manufacturers...............................9 Handling Product Demand.. 273 4 Precast Concrete Structural Building Product Demand.......................................................... 269 3 Precast Concrete Product 10 New Residential Buildings Precast Teichert Incorporated.................................. 74 Concrete Product Demand...................................... 41 3 New Nonresidential Building 14 Water & Sewer Expenditures........................................ 180 1 Macroeconomic Indicators... 24 15 Other Precast Concrete Product Demand......... 254 Pricing.................. 180 Product Demand......... 205 Expenditures.......................... 264 1 Precast Concrete Product 8 Other Nonbuilding Markets Precast Sidley (RW) Incorporated..... 188 Expenditures.. 137 Cht US Precast Concrete Product 9 Nonresidential Building Improvement 2 Nonresidential Building Precast Market Share....... 159 Tindall Corporation................ 276 5 Floor & Wall Unit Demand..... 39 Click here to purchase online Page  Order now...... 200 Housing Stock............... 183 3 Construction Expenditures........................ 131 9 West Precast Concrete Cht Year of Construction of Product Demand........................................ 259 17 Precast Concrete Product Foreign Trade 64 6 Transportation Market Precast Modern Precast Concrete. 175 Executive Summary 10 Architectural Building Component 4 Regional Housing Indicators. 150 Molin Concrete Products... 142 Company Profiles 15 Agricultural Indicators............................................ 271 Cht Precast Concrete Product Demand 11 Residential Buildings Improvement Unistress Corporation............................................... 77 12 Agricultural Market Precast Other Companies Mentioned in Study............................................... 169 9 Other Structural Building 2 Gross Domestic Product by Region........... 2000-2010............................ 73 Concrete Product Demand........... 2010............ 172 Component Demand...... 152 Olson Precast.................. 91 1 Population by Region......... 140 2 Selected Cooperative Agreements.................................... 270 Demand by Product.......................... 49 Product Demand............ 272 by Product....... 260 Concrete Product Demand.............. 257 Market........................................ 124 7 Midwest Precast Concrete 4 Residential Building Construction 14 Precast Concrete Agricultural Product Demand............. 43 Precast Concrete Product Demand.......... 29 Demand by Market....................... 109 Cht Precast Concrete Product Demand Market EnvironmenT 12 Precast Concrete Water & Waste by Region.................. 193 6 Housing Stock by Type................................. Study #2746 March 2011 $4800 Precast Concrete Products 276 Pages US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2015 & 2020 Table of Contents 13 Public Highway Spending..........................3 11 Precast Concrete Transportation Demand by Region............ click here! ....... 36 11 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures 38 12 Nonbuilding Construction Stock...................................................... 153 Smith-Midland Corporation........................................................................................... 177 Demand by Product....................... 87 8 Underground Structural REGIONS List of Tables/Charts Product Demand................. 262 PRODUCTS 7 Utilities Market Precast New Enterprise Stone & Lime....... 267 Demand by Type....... 51 Product Demand......................................... 2010.... 207 & Repair Expenditures............................ 33 Concrete Product Demand......................... 79 Concrete Product Demand.................. 157 Taiheiyo Cement......... 47 4 Nonresidential Building Improvement (continued from previous page) Cht Precast Concrete Product & Repair Precast Concrete High Companies.................................. 27 MARKETS 7 Residential Improvement INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 1 Precast Concrete Product & Repair Expenditures................. 100 5 Precast Concrete Product 1 Summary Table.........

door and window surrounds. This pace will represent a turnaround from the 2005-2010 time frame when demand fell on account of a precipitous drop in construction activity toward the latter part Architectural of the period. Growth in demand will be driven by an Transportation across-the-board rebound in construc. Other Products 19% In addition to being buoyed by increased construction activity. consistent product Above-average growth will be supported quality and long lifespan. and institutional construction projects. demand for precast concrete components will be supported by more intensive use of these products.4 billion) annually to $11. 2015.3 billion in 2015. Strong growth is expected in the tial markets in the South and West. base. Growth will be spurred by the favored over other building materials ment walls and floors. architectural underground building supports will all will be helped by the expected large rise building components are forecast to see experience healthy gains. the fastest growth in demand through Copyright 2011 The Freedonia Group. US demand to rise 6. Structural building components account crete products are used because of their for the largest share of product demand.1% annually through 2015 US Precast Concrete Product Structural Building Components US demand for precast concrete prod. 2010 46% ucts is forecast to rise 6. lifespans. and percent annually through 2015.3 to be fastest growing types cated buildings. Inc. Residential building to be ease of installation. The vast majority of Building demand for precast concrete products Components 21% comes from construction markets. Construction Products 14% tion activity from a low 2010 base. floors and walls. demand and will benefit from their components offer such desirable charac. in housing starts from a low 2010 base. click here! . Prefabri- products. Compared to site-poured Nonresidential building is the largest and siding. by builders increasingly specifying fastest growing market precast concrete products at the ex- Residential building will be the fastest pense of less durable wood products growing market for precast concrete Architectural components and more costly steel products. market segments. precast concrete building precast concrete product market. advancing at a rate of 9. Growth Of all product types. rising use of such products as decorative because of their durability and longer façades. Precast concrete components will be this market include foundations. Products that will fare particularly well in Click here to purchase online Page  Order now. Demand. where precast con. ability to reduce the cost and time of office and commercial. Study #2746 March 2011 $4800 Precast Concrete Products 276 Pages US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2015 & 2020 Demand will be supported by the consistent quality of precast concrete products and their ability to reduce the cost and time of construction projects compared to site-poured concrete. popularity in the rapidly growing residen- teristics as consistent quality and the mand. comprising nearly one-half of all de.1 percent ($8. Roofing tiles will also support concrete.

Not only does this process create products with more consistent quality than site-poured concrete.6 percent annually to $5. New 2110 2770 2340 3440 4410 Improvement & Repair 1160 1450 1320 1680 2070 Demand for precast concrete structural building components is forecast to rise 6. a home builder may opt to use precast concrete slabs as structural foundations and basements.9 Nonresidential Bldg Precast Demand 3270 4220 3660 5120 6480 Structural Building Components Structural building components made from precast concrete By Product: include sample Structural Building Components 1560 2195 2025 2920 3665 floor and wall units.4 298. Inc. Further growth for precast concrete structural building component demand will be supported by construction trends that call for increas- ing use of precast concrete materials instead of site-poured concrete or building products made from other materials. Moreover.3% H eid elb erg C em e 2.0 593. precast concrete products can require less labor to install than poured concrete. or the installation of utility 75 Copyright 2011 The Freedonia Group. ($8. as work crews do not have to wait for poured concrete to cure.5 43. and not at the job site. and other items such as stairs and ramps. and a standard construction crew is US PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT MARKET SHARE generally considered capable enough to perform other related sitework. Rebounding housing starts will boost the use of foundations.4 10. 8. but precast concrete products can be inspected to make sure that specifications are met prior to shipment. Study #2746 March 2011 $4800 Precast Concrete Products 276 Pages US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2015 & 2020 Sample Text. prefabricated buildings.5 products $ precast concrete/000$ construction 10. 2010) such as the attachment of structural supports. structural building components accounted for the largest share By of Application: precast concrete product demand.7% G at e P et ro leu m 7 2 .3 45. Gains will be % nonresidential 42. TABLE IV-2 Table & Chart NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars) Item 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 Nonresident Building Construction (bil $) 299.6 driven by the expected rebound in building construction activity from its Concrete Product Demand 7785 10680 8400 11300 14200 sample Precast low 2010 level. building supports and text prefabricated buildings.9 % 2 7 . This reduces construction times and costs.1% F ab co n 1. totaling 46 percent. Builders and contractors will specify precast concrete components as they can be mass-produced in factory-like settings.3% O ld cast le P recas O th e rs sample M a rke t 4.2% C o reslab L e a d e rs chart 2.6% M et ro m o n t 2. click here! . Growth in nonresidential building construction expen- ditures will spur demand for floor and wall units.1 % 2.0 39.6 45.5 449.6% T in d all 1.4 billion.3 11. building supports.7 12. For instance.5% L B F o st er Click here to purchase online Page  Order now.9 13. instead CHART VI-1 of pouring a concrete foundation. Precast concrete products usually only require a crane for installation. under- ground structural products.3 billion in 2015.5 307.8% En C o n 1. In Other Products 860 935 685 910 1105 table Architectural Building Components 850 1090 950 1290 1710 2010.

com Revenues: $30 million (2009) Employment: 135 (March 2010) sample Key Products: precast concrete buildings & architectural precast panels profile Smith-Midland develops. precast buildings accounted for $4 million of and nonresidential building construction Smith-Midland’s total revenues.9 billion The Company competes in the US precast concrete product indus. hazard. manufactures. portable. rise 5. pg.9 8. as many ous materials storage. TABLE V-9 Table & Forecast WEST PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars) Item 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 West Construction Expenditures (bil $) 204. Inc. The Company also licenses proprietary products.0 354.0 8.5 $ precast concrete/000$ construction 10.smithmid. In 2009. the EASI-SET product line includes EASI-SPAN expandable precast concrete modular buildings.0 27. earthquakes and hur- made from precast concrete because of its ricanes.7 305.8 216. electrical enclosures and generator housings.0 5119 Catlett Road Precast Concrete Product Demand 7785 10680 8400 11300 14200 Midland.especially those pump and well houses. dugouts. the EASI-SET brand name. equipment shelters. press boxes. “Demand for precast concrete products plications.7 11. are prefabricated. EASI-SPAN buildings 266 Copyright 2011 The Freedonia Group. 209 sizes.” 10-foot-by-12-foot. fire. VA 22728 540-439-3266 http://www. in 2015.0 28. vandalism. homes in the region -. utility and agricultural ap.are control rooms. Among Continued demand for housing will support end uses for EASI-SET buildings are communications shelters. markets and installs precast concrete products for construction. click here! .8 percent annually to $1. These structures. Smith-Midland produces EASI-SET prefabricated buildings in ability to withstand severe shocks. Study #2746 March 2011 $4800 Precast Concrete Products 276 Pages US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2015 & 2020 Sample Profile. restrooms. impacts. 12-foot-by-16-foot and 12-foot-by-20-foot standard --Section V.2 28. and rents in the Pacific subregion is projected to construction products and equipment. which are sold under expenditures from their low 2010 bases. guard houses. Click here to purchase online Page  Order now.8 28. concessions stands. These structures resist bullets.0 469.3 9. Furthermore. erected in earthquake-prone areas -. single-story utility buildings that are delivered to job sites preassembled. precast concrete product demand.5 West Precast Concrete Product Demand 2105 2970 2370 3160 3980 By Subregion: Mountain 825 1160 905 1215 1530 Pacific 1280 1810 1465 1945 2450 sample By Market: table Residential Buildings 410 825 370 600 760 Nonresidential Buildings 875 1170 975 1355 1725 COMPANY PROFILES Nonbuilding 695 850 875 1025 1275 Agricultural 125 125 150 180 220 Smith-Midland Corporation % west 27. Advances will be spurred by the try via the manufacture of precast concrete buildings and architectural expected growth in residential building precast panels.

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