What are the greatest challenges facing fabricators next year?

The economy, competition from low-quality companies, and overcapacity are among fabricators' greatest obstacles going into 2011, according to respondents to Glass Magazine's ongoing survey of North American fabricators of glass, metal and related products. (See chart below)



 What are the greatest challenges facing fabricators in 2011?*












*results as of Nov. 16. Final results to appear in upcoming issue of Glass Magazine.

Part of an effort to provide subscribers a snapshot of fabricators in North America, the survey asks companies how they fared in 2010, what their expansion plans are for next year, and where they see the greatest growth opportunities in 2011, in addition to other questions. To participate in the brief survey (it takes just a few minutes, I promise), please click here. The last day to participate is Nov. 19. Final results will appear in an upcoming issue of Glass Magazine.

--Jenni Chase is editor of Glass Magazine. Write her at jchase@glass.org.


The rise in the number of small scale industries has increased the competition level, therefore it has become important to pay focus on quality of products and services to retain the existing clients and gaining the new ones.

I agree, tight funds, and cut throat competition are the major factors that has raised the threat of loosing the game in the market.
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