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The 2010 IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers

Search The 2010 IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers, IW's exclusive annual ranking of America's top-performing public 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 2008 is weighted at 30% and 2007 contributes 20%.

This list was published in the July 2010 issue of IndustryWeek.

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Current Rank Company Name Industry Revenue (US$ Millions) Revenue Growth (%)

1

Lorillard Inc.

Tobacco

$5,233

24.48%

10

First Solar Inc.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

$2,066

65.79%

11

Herman Miller Inc.

Furniture & Fixtures

$1,630

-18.99%

12

Flowers Foods Inc.

Food

$2,601

7.70%

13

Lockheed Martin Corp.

Aerospace & Defense

$45,189

5.75%

14

CF Industries Holdings Inc.

Chemicals

$2,608

-33.48%

15

Coach Inc.

Apparel

$3,230

1.56%

16

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Petroleum & Coal Products

$303,443

-34.92%

17

Precision Castparts Corp.

Primary Metals

$6,828

-0.35%

18

Kinetic Concepts Inc.

Medical Instruments & Equipment

$1,993

6.11%

19

Kellogg Co.

Food

$12,575

-1.93%

2

Western Digital Corp.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

$7,453

-7.69%

20

NewMarket Corp.

Chemicals

$1,530

-5.40%

21

IBM Corp.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

$95,759

-7.60%

22

Idexx Laboratories Inc.

Chemicals

$1,032

0.74%

23

Apogee Enterprises Inc.

Stone, Clay, Glass & Concrete Products

$926

4.95%

24

Polaris Industries Inc.

Railcars, Ships, & Other Trans. Equip.

$1,566

-19.63%

25

Joy Global Inc.

Machinery

$3,598

5.25%

26

Varian Medical Systems Inc.

Machinery

$2,214

6.97%

27

Campbell Soup Co.

Food

$7,586

-5.15%

28

Alliant Techsystems Inc.

Miscellaneous

$4,583

9.86%

29

Terra Industries Inc.

Chemicals

$1,581

-45.31%

3

Apple Inc.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

$36,537

12.49%

30

McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc.

Publishing & Printing

$5,952

-6.35%

31

FMC Technologies Inc.

Machinery

$4,405

-3.20%

32

General Dynamics Corp.

Railcars, Ships, & Other Trans. Equip.

$31,981

9.15%

33

Murphy Oil Corp.

Petroleum & Coal Products

$19,012

-30.90%

34

Raytheon Co.

Aerospace & Defense

$24,881

7.37%

35

Hasbro Inc.

Miscellaneous

$4,068

1.15%

36

Nike Inc.

Apparel

$19,176

2.95%

37

Intuitive Surgical Inc.

Medical Instruments & Equipment

$1,052

20.26%

38

Chevron Corp.

Petroleum & Coal Products

$168,320

-37.11%

39

Valmont Industries Inc.

Miscellaneous

$1,787

-6.33%

4

Hansen Natural Corp.

Beverages

$1,143

10.59%

40

Mosaic Co.

Chemicals

$10,298

4.95%

41

Rockwell Collins Inc.

Communications Equipment

$4,470

-6.27%

42

Cisco Systems Inc.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

$36,117

-8.66%

43

Sanderson Farms Inc.

Food

$1,790

3.82%

44

Ecolab Inc.

Chemicals

$5,901

-3.86%

45

Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Paper

$19,115

-1.55%

46

Gilead Sciences Inc.

Pharmaceuticals

$7,011

31.40%

47

Dell Inc.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

$52,902

-13.42%

48

Coca-Cola Co.

Beverages

$30,990

-2.99%

49

Hewlett-Packard Co.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

$114,552

-3.22%

5

Philip Morris International Inc.

Tobacco

$62,080

-2.45%

50

Donaldson Co. Inc.

Machinery

$1,869

-16.30%

6

Microsoft Corp.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

$58,437

-3.28%

7

PepsiCo Inc.

Beverages

$43,232

-0.04%

8

Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Chemicals

$15,327

-0.02%

9

Guess Inc.

Apparel

$2,128

1.68%

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