SOURCE: Equity Markets Inc

July 06, 2011 09:00 ET

Research Report on Ameron International Corporation and Apogee Enterprises, Inc. - Building on Solid Ground

MACAU--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Today, announced its research report highlighting Ameron International Corporation (NYSE: AMN) and Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG). Full content and research is available at

After a major downturn, demand for building products centers on home construction, renovation and commercial construction have stabilized. Moreover, near-term stabilization in non-residential markets is forecast, which have also experienced a sharp downturn. This industry largely depends on the costs of homes, S&P believed rates would stay buyer-friendly for some time longer, and was forecasting average 30-year mortgage rates of 5.1% in 2011. According to Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies (HJCHS), home improvement spending showed slight improvement in each subsequent 12-month period through 2010 year-end, including a modest 2.6% improvement for all of 2010. Stabilization in the commercial building should occur at some point in 2011, improvement in the global economy will finally firm up non-residential construction markets.

Equity Markets has reviewed Ameron International Corporation as a multinational manufacturer of engineered products and materials for the industrial, energy, transportation and infrastructure markets. Ameron is a producer of water transmission lines and fabricated steel products, such as wind towers; fiberglass-composite pipe for transporting oil, chemicals and corrosive fluids, and specialized materials and products used in infrastructure projects. The full research report on Ameron International Corporation (NYSE: AMN) is available here:

Equity Markets is covering Apogee Enterprises, Inc. as it is engaged in the business of designing and development of value-added glass products, services and systems. The Company operates in two segments: the Architectural Products and Services (Architectural) segment, which designs, engineers, fabricates, installs, maintains and renovates the walls of glass and windows comprising the outside skin and entrances of commercial and institutional buildings, and the Large-Scale Optical Technologies (LSO) segment, which manufactures value-added glass and acrylic products primarily for the custom picture framing market and commercial optics. The full research report on Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG) is available here:

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