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Business Reports

Cindy Minn

Industry Statistics Manager

(216) 901-8800

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) provides you with comprehensive data to optimize your company's operational and strategic performance. The business reports cover multiple functions of your business and are proven to help companies reliably manage, plan and forecast their business decisions.

PMA's business reports have been developed by member companies in our industry since the early 1980s. They are specifically designed to trend operational and strategic performance based on metalforming processes and markets, while keeping all company information confidential. The reports also provide leading-edge companies with industry data to measure performance and benchmark success.

Included in all reports are the original surveys offering you the opportunity to calculate and compare your company to the industry, and some reports include supplements for a more in-depth analysis. PMA members participating in any business survey receive a complimentary copy of the corresponding report and any supplements.

 

  • Ataco Steel Products Corporation

    “PMA business reports play an important role in our continuing improvement efforts. Since the metalforming industry is primarily made up of privately held companies, financial and operating data are very limited. These reports provide us with valuable information that we can utilize to improve our financial performance and operating efficiencies as well as highlight where we stand out from our competition.”

    — Richard Reichertz, President

  • M A Metal Co., Inc.

    “In today's volatile economy, it is more difficult to predict and measure success. PMA business reports give us a realistic view of the industry and let us compare our performance with that of other metalforming companies. The reports guide us on a day-to-day basis, giving us real-time benchmarks for making sound business decisions.”

    Ronnie Burton, Vice President

  • Ken-Tron Mfg., Inc.

    “Ken-Tron Mfg., Inc. has participated in the Financial Analysis and Benchmarking Surveys for several years. We have seen that benchmarking is a valuable tool in measuring our overall performance. With PMA's surveys we are able to use a quality benchmark among our peers which only adds to the effectiveness of the benchmarking analysis.”

    David G. McBride, Vice President of Finance

  • Talan Products

    “We are very much a metrics driven company. We find the PMA Benchmarking Survey to be an indispensable tool in our continuous improvement process. What gets measured, gets improved, might be a trite expression, but we live by it. The Benchmarking Survey enables us to compare our performance to the industry, not just to our past. Of particular interest to me is the correlation (or lack of) between the highest performers and the most profitable companies.”

    — Steve Peplin, CEO

  • Laystrom Manufacturing Company

    “Laystrom Manufacturing has been a PMA member for nearly 50 years. One of the main reasons that we continue our membership has been the value we derive by participating in the business reports program. The value takes many forms and our ability to make key tactical and strategic decisions is enhanced by different business reports we participate in.”

    Robert A. Laystrom, President

  • Micro

    “I find the PMA business reports are critical to benchmarking my company to comparable businesses and evaluating my metrics to best-in-class practices. It is well worth the time and effort to complete the report and receive relevant financial input in a great graphic format.”

    Frank J. Semcer, Sr., Chairman

  • Anchor Manufacturing Group, Inc.

    "In my many years as a member of the PMA CEO Naples Group, I have found participation to be a valuable tool for benchmarking current business practices and refining strategic planning initiatives."

    Frederick A. Pfaff, President & CEO

List Price
$750
Member Price
$250
 

Benchmarking Report

A powerful report tool for managers to assess their company's performance and compare its competitive strength in the industry. The report features in-depth analysis of key management, productivity, and quality performance measures. Information is organized by best in class, industry average and profitability. Supplements available providing further breakdowns.

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List Price
$200
Member Price
$75
 

Benchmarking Report EBIT Supplement

The EBIT Supplement is a breakdown of companies that answered question 9.a (EBIT as a percentage of sales) on the Benchmarking survey. The industry average, top 25% most profitable, middle 50%, and the bottom 25% least profitable companies, along with the corresponding 90th percentiles (best in class) are presented for the following categories:

Management Measurements

Quality Measurements

Productivity Measurements

 

NOTE: Purchase of benchmarking report required.

Results of this report and all of PMA's statistical services are available to participating members FREE.

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List Price
$200
Member Price
$75
 

Benchmarking Report Operations Supplement

The Operations Supplement report is a breakdown of companies profiled on pages 9-11 of the Benchmarking Report. Management, quality and productivity measurements are reported in tabular format for each category listed below:

Type of Manufacturer & Primary Market

Union vs. Non-Union

Company Size - Number of Employees

Company Size - Sales

 

NOTE: Purchase of benchmarking report required.

Results of this report and all of PMA's statistical services are available to participating members FREE.

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Business Conditions Report

This informal but highly regarded assessment focuses on projected business levels and general economic conditions. The data in this report addresses shipping levels, order trends, lead times, short-time layoffs and customer payment trends. Take some of the speculation out of forecasting your business with first-hand knowledge from other manufacturers.

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List Price
$750
Member Price
$250
 

Executive Compensation Report - Associate Edition

The Associate Edition is for suppliers of materials, equipment or services to the metalforming industry. Valuable information is included on executive salaries, bonus plans, benefit packages and retirement programs for 11 critical job functions ranging from CEO to various key middle-management positions. Breakouts by company size and sales volume make these results extremely useful.

Compensation trends depicted in the report can be used to develop effective employment strategies for retaining key employees and to implement plans for attracting the best and the brightest professionals available to your company.

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List Price
$750
Member Price
$250
 

Executive Compensation Report - Manufacturing Edition

Valuable information is included on executive salaries, bonus plans, benefit packages and retirement programs for 11 critical job functions ranging from CEO to various key middle-management positions. Breakouts by company size and sales volume make these results extremely useful.

Compensation trends depicted in the report can be used to develop effective employment strategies for retaining key employees and to implement plans for attracting the best and the brightest professionals available to your company.

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List Price
$200
Member Price
$75
 

Executive Compensation Report - Non-Owner Supplement

The Non-Owner Supplement compiles executive salaries, bonus plans, benefit packages and retirement programs for eleven critical jobs functions for the non-owner executives from the Executive Compensation Report.

NOTE: Purchase of Executive Compensation Report required.

Results of this report and all of PMA's statistical services are available to participating members FREE.

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List Price
$200
Member Price
$75
 

Executive Compensation Report-Owner Supplement

The Owner Supplement compiles executive salaries, bonus plans, benefit packages and retirement programs for eleven critical jobs functions for the owner/family members executives from the Executive Compensation Report.

NOTE: Purchase of Executive Compensation Report required.

Results of this report and all of PMA's statistical services are available to participating members FREE.

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List Price
$750
Member Price
$250
 

Financial Analysis Report

An assessment of the metalforming industry designed and organized to help evaluate operational costs and profitability. A crucial management tool to assist in strategic decision-making and aid in identifying areas where company expenses are higher or lower than industry norms. In addition to the expense categories and profitability, common business ratios are reported, including sales per employee, value added per employee, accounts receivable as a percentage of sales, capital investment, return on assets and more. The report is organized into automotive, non-automotive, metal stamping and non-stamping categories for compelling comparisons. Published December 2017 based on 2016 data.

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List Price
$400
Member Price
$145
 

Safety Report

Compare your company's safety performance to the industry using data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Key breakouts provide comparative analysis for companies with similar manufacturing operations. Injuries involving days away from work, days of restricted work or temporary reassignment of duties, and the types and incidence of work-related illnesses are presented.

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List Price
$500
Member Price
$175
 

Sales & Marketing Report

This report provides insight into developing a sales plan and assembling the latest marketing campaigns to improve your company's future. It is a great tool for marketing and sales professionals to generate a stronger sales team and a marketing strategy that will better manage resources and win more business.

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List Price
$750
Member Price
$250
 

Wage & Benefit Report

A compilation of wages for more than 100 common job classifications organized by hourly and non-exempt employees effective June 1 of the same year. The report is designed to assist manufacturers in evaluating prevailing wage rates and shift differentials, develop equitable benefit packages and establish a baseline for comparing the cost of health care.

Published November 2017 based on wage rate information in effect on June 1, 2017.

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List Price
$200
Member Price
$75
 

Wage & Benefit Report - Company Size Supplement

The Company Size Supplement compiles the wage information for more than 100 job classifications from the Wage and Benefit report of the same year into five different company revenue sizes. These include companies with sales up to $5 million, $5 to $10 million, $10 to $20 million, $20 to $50 million and over $50 million.

Published November 2017 based on wage rate information in effect on June 1, 2017.

NOTE: Purchase of Wage and Benefit Report required.

Results of this report and all of PMA's statistical services are available to participating members FREE.

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List Price
$200
Member Price
$75
 

Wage & Benefit Report - Geographic Supplement

This regional supplement compiles the wage information for the more than 100 job classifications from the Wage and Benefit report of the same year into five different regions across the United States. These include the Northeast, South, Midwest, Central and West regions.

Published November 2017 based on wage rate information in effect on June 1, 2017.

NOTE: Purchase of Wage and Benefit Report required.

Results of this report and all of PMA's statistical services are available to participating members FREE.

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List Price
$200
Member Price
$75
 

Wage & Benefit Report - Type of Manufacturer Supplement

The Manufacturing Supplement compiles the wage information for more than 100 job classifications from the Wage and Benefit report of the same year into six different types of manufacturers. These include manufacturers defined as small lot, metal spinning, fabricating, metal stamping, slide forming and custom roll forming companies.

Published November 2017 based on wage rate information in effect on June 1, 2017.

NOTE: Purchase of Wage and Benefit Report required.

Results of this report and all of PMA's statistical services are available to participating members FREE.

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List Price
$200
Member Price
$75
 

Wage & Benefit Report - Workforce Supplement

This Supplement includes two different sections. The first compiles the wage information for more than 100 job classifications from the Wage and Benefit report of the same year into companies with unions and without unions in their facilities. The second section compiles the wage information in companies defined as contract or end product manufacturers.

Published November 2017 based on wage rate information in effect on June 1, 2017.

NOTE: Purchase of Wage and Benefit Report required.

Results of this report and all of PMA's statistical services are available to participating members FREE.

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