by Karl D. Forth
email@example.com SPECIAL REPORT
Sales for FDMC 300 wood industry leaders
increase 5 percent in 2017
The group of 300 largest cabinet, millwork, furniture and fixture manufacturers marks
six straight years of sales expansion.
Sales for the FDMC 300 group of companies grew 5. 4 percent in 2017 over the previous year to $52.209 billion.
This group of the 300 largest North
American cabinet, millwork, furniture
and fixture manufacturers recorded a
sixth consecutive year of sales expansion
in 2017, the year just completed.
A year ago, sales for the FDMC 300
group of companies grew 5 percent in
2016 over the previous year to $48.786
This year, we adjusted the 2017 figure
to $51.409 billion to make the yearly
comparison with the previous year, since
there were some large additions and
subtractions in the list of companies.
We listed Masonite for the first time,
for example, a company with estimated
sales of more than $1 billion. And we
removed Lozier from the list, a company
with estimated sales of $500 million,
since they closed their wood retail dis-
play operations and are reported to be
only making metal store fixtures.
Companies in most market sectors
reported higher sales in 2017. Sales of
mid-size and large cabinet companies
continued to be strong. Among the largest publicly traded manufacturers, some
consolidated or concentrated on improving profitability rather than increasing