Welcome to the State of the Industry issue for Metal Roofing Magazine.

As a business person, individual days are different but still mostly the same. Today is different. I am pleased to announce something new we have been working on: the State of the Industry Survey. Shield Wall Media and METALCON teamed up to generate data about the market segments we serve.  Through the survey we learned what builders and manufacturers experienced in 2022 and what they anticipate for 2023.  

A few bullet points are included with the State of the Industry article in this issue. We added a new feature appearing on the inside back cover of every issue of every magazine we publish. This feature is titled CSI: Construction Survey Insights. We generated too much data to include everything in one article. In CSI we will compare and contrast specific responses from our data.  

Examples of the comparisons include, but are not limited to:

• Differences between metal roofing contractors and general roofing contractors.  

• Differences based on the size 

• Who is looking to expand and how

• The relationship between units sold, gross sales and net profits

• Concerns facing different businesses (type and size) for 2023.

If there are any comparisons you would like to see, let me know and we will include it if we can.

The only way to access the raw data is to help us share the survey. It’s too late for 2022, but next year keep it in mind. We’ll be doing a mid-year industry update, so you won’t have to wait long to get a full data set.

Have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2023.

Gary Reichert, Publisher

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