2013 Top Metal Companies

Leading suppliers in the U.S. and Canadian markets report sales are on the rise
Jenni Chase
October 30, 2013

C.R. Laurence / U.S. Aluminum: Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX

The market is looking up for North American metal product suppliers, with nearly 75 percent of this year’s Top Metal Companies reporting sales increased in 2012 over the previous year.

Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies list—based on annual sales volume—features the leading suppliers of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior and exterior railings, aluminum composite panels and exterior sun-control products to the glass and glazing industry. In addition to the list, this year’s Top Metal Companies coverage also includes market statistics related to sales volume, product demand and acquisition plans.

Among the top metal companies in the United States and Canada are several that also have standalone glass fabrication plants where they produce tempered, insulating, laminated or decorative glass. Due to their unique product offerings, these fabricators are ranked separately from the Top Metal Companies in The List sidebar. Read information on these companies’ glass fabrication capabilities.

The majority of the information included in the Top Metal Companies comes directly from the manufacturers or fabricators themselves. In cases where a company did not provide information, we gathered sales estimates and other data from industry insiders, business credit resources and the respective companies’ websites. Sales figures for these companies are shown as estimates. Although we provide specific sales data when it’s available, many privately held companies do not release sales figures. As a result, metal companies are listed alphabetically within five sales range categories.

While we don’t make any definitive claims about the Top Metal Companies list, we believe the initial effort reflects leading companies within this industry segment. If your company belongs on the list, or you would like to update the information published here, please contact us. It is only with the cooperation of individual companies that Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies can reflect the industry as it is today. Questions or comments about this year’s list, and requests to be included next year can be sent to jchase@glass.org.

The 2013 Top Metal Companies Report

Jenni Chase is editorial director of Glass Magazine, e-glass weekly and GlassMagazine.com. Write her at jchase@glass.org.