Congratulations to the finalists in the 2013 IndustryWeek Best Plants competition, IW’s annual salute to North American manufacturing excellence. Strong manufacturing performances characterize this group of manufacturing plants, as does their unending pursuit of performance excellence.

From this pool of finalists, IndustryWeek will select the winners of the 2013 competition. The winning facilities will be profiled in the January 2014 issue of IndustryWeek and online at They also will be honored at the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants conference, which will take place May 5-7 in Milwaukee.

IndustryWeek’s annual salute to outstanding manufacturing facilities is now in its 24th year.

The 2013 finalists are:

Baxter Healthcare Corp.
Cleveland, Miss.

CXT Concrete Buildings
Spokane, Wash.

Milpitas, Calif.

General Cable – Jackson, Tenn. Plant
Jackson, Tenn.

H.C. Starck Inc.
Newton, Mass.

Harley-Davidson Motor Co., York Vehicle Operations
York, Pa.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Archbald, Pa.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (Asheville)
Asheville, N.C.

3M Aberdeen
Aberdeen, S.D.

3M Decatur Film
Decatur, Ala.

3M Edumex
Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

3M Greenville Film
Greenville, S.C.

3M Knoxville
Knoxville, Iowa

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