The 2006 IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers

 

The Industryweek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers is IW's exclusive annual ranking of America's top-performing public manufacturers.

IW compiles the list by ranking the IW U.S. 500 companies based on their financial performance in six key areas over a three-year period. This includes inventory turns, profit margin, asset turns, return on assets, return on equity, and revenue growth. The most recent year accounts for 50% of the calculation, while 2004 is weighted at 30% and 2003 contributes 20%.

This list was published in the July 2006 issue of IndustryWeek.

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Ranksort icon Company Name Industry Revenue (Millions) Revenue Growth
1 Exxon Mobil Corp. Petroleum And Coal $363,137 23.91
2 Chevron Corp. Petroleum And Coal $194,469 27.34
3 ConocoPhillips Petroleum And Coal $179,907 32.89
4 Valero Energy Corp. Petroleum And Coal $82,162 50.43
5 Marathon Oil Corp. Petroleum And Coal $63,350 27.47
6 Procter & Gamble Co. Chemicals $56,741 10.38
7 Dell Inc. Computers And Electronics $55,908 13.62
8 Sunoco Inc. Petroleum And Coal $33,738 32.4
9 PepsiCo Inc. Beverages $32,562 11.28
10 Amerada Hess Corp. Petroleum And Coal $22,879 35.52
11 Tesoro Corp. Petroleum And Coal $16,581 35.22
12 Occidental Petroleum Corp. Chemicals $16,259 41.22
13 Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. Beverages $15,035 0.68
14 Paccar Inc. Motor Vehicles $14,057 23.35
15 Nucor Corp. Primary Metals $12,701 11.64
16 Murphy Oil Corp. Petroleum And Coal $11,877 42.07
17 Colgate-Palmolive Co. Chemicals $11,396 7.68
18 Commercial Metals Co. Primary Metals $6,592 38.26
19 McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc. Publishing And Printing $6,003 14.34
20 Harley-Davidson Inc. Motor Vehicles $5,673 6.64
21 Qualcomm Inc. Comm. Equipment $5,673 16.25
22 Western Gas Resources Inc. Petroleum And Coal $3,958 28.96
23 Western Digital Corp. Computers And Electronics $3,638 19.43
24 EOG Resources Inc. Petroleum And Coal $3,620 59.39
25 Giant Industries Inc. Petroleum And Coal $3,581 42.57
26 Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Metals $3,370 14.37
27 Holly Corp. Petroleum And Coal $3,212 43.02
28 Electronic Arts Inc. Publishing And Printing $3,129 5.81
29 Symantec Corp. Publishing And Printing $2,582 38.11
30 Thor Industries Inc. Motor Vehicles $2,558 16.94
31 HNI Corp. Furniture And Fixtures $2,450 17.06
32 Georgia Gulf Corp. Chemicals $2,273 3.06
33 Noble Energy Inc. Petroleum And Coal $2,095 63.48
34 Quanex Corp. Primary Metals $1,969 34.84
35 Polaris Industries Inc. Rail Ships Trans. Equ. $1,908 5.72
36 Amphenol Corp. Computers And Electronics $1,808 18.15
37 Maverick Tube Corp. Primary Metals $1,785 22.59
38 Newfield Exploration Co. Petroleum And Coal $1,762 30.26
39 Coach Inc. Leather Products $1,710 29.47
40 Metal Management Inc. Primary Metals $1,701 57.09
41 Donaldson Co. Inc. Machinery $1,595 12.77
42 Timberland Co. Apparel $1,565 4.34
43 Autodesk Inc. Publishing And Printing $1,523 23.46
44 Activision Inc. Computer Software $1,405 48.35
45 Varian Medical Systems Inc. Machinery $1,382 11.9
46 Lone Star Technologies Inc. Primary Metals $1,285 32.92
47 Wabash National Corp. Motor Vehicles $1,213 16.58
48 Harte-Hanks Inc. Publishing And Printing $1,134 10.14
49 Valassis Comm. Inc. Publishing And Printing $1,131 8.33
50 Sanderson Farms Inc. Food $1,006 (4.38)

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