PrimeGlobal members' extracting, building & transporting industries services provide members with information on industries that capitalise on natural & other resources to make things and transport them for our use. This section covers manufacturing, transportation & distribution, natural resources industries, estate & construction industries.


Manufacturing, Transportation & Distribution

The manufacturing, transportation & distribution group includes industries that make things and move them from place to place. The most common manufacturing, transportation & distribution related industries served by PrimeGlobal member firms include:

Automotive. The automotive industry designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells motor vehicles. The term automotive industry usually does not include industries dedicated to automobiles after delivery to the customer, such as repair shops and motor fuel filling stations.

Diversified Industrials. Diversified industrials incorporate engineering and production companies which manufacture a varied group of products. As an industry sector, it encompasses a wide range of industries, many of which have progressed away from traditional manufacturing practices and technologies.

Manufacturing. Industries which transform input materials, including unfinished products and components, into finished products, using energy, machinery, and labor. Major manufactured products include transportation equipment, computers and electronics, food and beverages, chemicals, machinery, and products made of metal, plastic, and paper.


Process & Industrial Products. These industries include chemicals, metals, and paper and packaging companies as well as industrial products and services manufacturers.

Retail & Consumer. The retail & consumer industry is comprised of individuals and companies engaged in the selling of finished products to end user consumers. A retailer purchases goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or directly through a wholesaler, and then sells smaller quantities to the consumer for a profit. Retailing can be done in either fixed locations or online.

Transportation & Logistics. Transportation & logistics is an amalgam of several distinct, but now rapidly overlapping, industries related to the logistics of moving goods and the actual modes of transportation used to move them – including by air, by sea, by truck, and by rail.

Wholesale & Distribution. The wholesale & distribution industry provides goods to retailers, commercial and institutional users, and other wholesalers. Wholesale distribution firms, which sell both durable goods (furniture, office equipment, industrial supplies and other goods that can be used repeatedly) and nondurable goods (printing and writing paper, groceries, chemicals and periodicals), do not sell to ultimate household consumers.

Paper & Packaging. This industry features companies that produce paper products such as paperboard, containerboard, boxboard, printing and writing paper, newsprint, tissue paper, and other products including bags, sanitary papers, boxes, milk containers, and office supplies.

Natural Resources

The natural resources industry group includes industries related to the extraction, cultivation and use of our world’s natural resources. The most common natural resources related industries served by PrimeGlobal member firms include:

Chemicals. The chemicals industry harvests and manufactures a wide range of products, which they then sell to a large variety of customers in the industrial, agricultural, construction, textile, healthcare, and consumer products sectors. Basic chemicals they produce include petrochemicals, industrial gases, dyes and pigments, alkalies and chlorine, alcohols, and various other organic (based on the chemistry of carbon and oxygen) and inorganic chemicals. Basic chemicals are used to produce intermediate products like polyethylene; polyethylene oxide (PO); ethylene oxide (EO); and ethylene glycol, or final products like phosphate and nitrogen agricultural fertilizers. These basic and intermediate chemicals (often called commodity chemicals) are used to produce more complicated chemicals, known as specialty chemicals, which include resins, plastics, synthetic fibers, pesticides, lubricants, paints, coatings, adhesives, soaps and cleaners, pharmaceuticals, and a huge number of other products with special applications.

Energy & Natural Resources. This industry sector includes organizations in the oil and gas, power and utilities, chemicals, mining, and forestry industries, who extract and produce energy and other products from natural resources (sub-soil, land, forests, water and wildlife) and associated energy resources (oil, gas, coal, electricity, nuclear resources).


Food & Agriculture. Food and agricultural companies yield either consumer products directly or related materials that are then used to produce such products (e. g., leather or cotton). This industry sector comprises all businesses that participate in producing such consumer items, from crop planting or animal raising through to processing into end products.

Forestry. This industry engages in timber production, wood technology, forestry economics and marketing, and forest protection. Forestry companies may provide support activities for forestry, such as estimating timber, forest firefighting, forest pest control, and consulting on wood attributes and reforestation.

Mining & Metals. This industry includes companies that mine and process gold, silver, copper, nickel, lead, zinc, iron ore, uranium, and other metals.

Oil & Gas. The oil & gas industry includes companies that specialize in oil and gas well drilling and companies that provide other services in support of oil and gas field operations. Major support services include preparing wells for production, maintaining and enhancing the output of producing wells, and exploration. Some larger companies also manufacture oil and gas field equipment.

Power & Utilities. The power & utilities industry manages all aspects of energy production and distribution, from power generation through to retail supply. Industry segments include power generators (creators of power), energy network operators, energy traders and marketers, and energy service providers and retailers.

To see more specifics about which PrimeGlobal member firms have a specialty in natural resources, or to find out if a particular member serves a specific sector, search the PrimeGlobal Directory.

Real Estate & Construction

The real estate & construction industry group includes industries related to development of the structures we build and the land we build them on. The most common real estate & construction related industries served by PrimeGlobal member firms include:

Construction. The construction industry comprises a wide range of activities involving building, alteration, and/or repair. Examples include residential construction, commercial construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, and large scale painting jobs. Residential construction refers to the building or renovation of single-family dwellings. The vast majority of residential construction jobs are small renovations, such as addition of a room or renovation of a bathroom or kitchen. Commercial construction includes apartments, office and retail buildings, hotels, schools, public buildings, industrial and manufacturing buildings, highways and bridges, sewers, pipelines, power lines, power plants, and other civil engineering projects.

Real Estate. This industry refers to all companies engaged in buying, selling, or renting land, buildings or housing. Major types of real estate businesses include appraisal companies, brokerages, development companies, net leasing companies, property management, real estate marketing, real estate investing, relocation services, and corporate real estate. Within each field, a business may specialize in a particular type of real estate, such as residential, commercial, or industrial property. In addition, almost all construction businesses effectively have a connection to real estate.

To see more specifics about which PrimeGlobal member firms have a specialty in real estate & construction, or to find out if a particular member serves a specific sector, search the PrimeGlobal Directory.


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