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Profile of participants

The following charts provide a profile of participants in the 2014 Monitor report:

Global profile

Participants by country
Global location of respondents
United States 80%
Other Countries 20

U.S. profile

U.S. region
U.S. region % of respondents
Northeast 15
Midwest 52
South 21
West 12

Business activity
Business activity % of respondents
Manufacturing 50
Mostly manufacturing, some distribution 16
Distribution 33
Revenue size
Annual gross revenue % of respondents
Less than $10 million 16
$10 million - $99.9 million 55
$100 million - $499.9 million 24
$500 million - $999.9 million 3
$1 billion or more 3
Company operations
Type of operations % of respondents
Equipment-intensive 23
Labor-intensive 22
Warehousing 15
Job shop 15
Innovation-focused 11
Processing- or time-intensive 9
Other 5

Note: multiple responses possible

Annual gross revenue
  % of respondents
Average $305,228,647
Median $45,000,000
Core customers
Customer type % of respondents
Manufacturers 52
Distributors 33
Government 14
Retailers 14
Health care 11
Service industries 10
Transportation 10
Institutional 9
Consumers 7
Other 16

Note: multiple responses possible

Manufacturers—products primarily manufactured
Products % of respondents
Industrial and commercial machinery 23
Metal fabrication 22
Automotive (OEM and aftermarket) 17
Food and beverage 11
Transportation equipment
(other than aerospace or automotive)
11
Aerospace 9
Biotech, life sciences, medical equipment and supplies 9
Building materials 9
Chemicals, petroleum and plastic 9
Computers, electronics and electrical components and appliances 9
Furniture and fixtures 7
Energy and cleantech 6
Household goods and products 5
Wood, paper products and printing 5
Textiles, apparel and accessories 4
Personal care products 2
Other 23

Note: multiple responses possible

Distributors—products company distributes
Products % of respondents
Building materials 21
Industrial and commercial parts and machinery 19
Hardware, plumbing, heating equipment and supplies 15
Food and beverage 11
Chemicals, petroleum and plastics 9
Computers, electronics, electrical and appliances 9
Household goods and products 7
Motor vehicles and parts 5
Medical equipment and supplies 3
Wood, paper and office products 3
Furniture and fixtures 3
Personal care products 3
Pharmaceuticals 3
Textiles, apparel and accessories 3
Metal service centers 2
Energy and cleantech 0
Other 28

Note: multiple responses possible

Type of company
Corporate entity % of respondents
Private or closely held business 77
Private-equity owned business 14
Publicly traded corporation—U.S. stock exchange 3
Division of a larger public company 3
Division of a larger private company 2
Publicly traded corporation—non-U.S. stock exchange 1
Primary customer market
Primary customer market % of respondents
Industrial or commercial 69
Retail or consumer 20
Construction 9
Government 3
Title of respondent
Title of respondent % of respondents
Chief executive officer, president, managing director, owner 43
Chief financial officer, senior finance executive 35
Chief operating officer 4
Principal, managing partner, partner 3
Chairman 2
Chief marketing or sales officer 1
Other title 12
Full-time employees
  Total In U.S. Outside U.S.
Median 125 115 0
Average 812 459 363

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