The 2011 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 2009 is weighted at 30% and 2008 contributes 20%.

This list was published in the July 2011 issue of IndustryWeek.

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Ranksort icon Company Name Industry Revenue (Millions) Revenue Growth
1 Western Digital Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $9,850 32.16
2 Apple Inc. Computers & Other Electronic Products $65,225 78.52
3 Lorillard Inc.* Tobacco $5,932 13.36
4 Philip Morris International Inc. Tobacco $67,713 9.07
5 Tempur-Pedic International Inc. Furniture & Fixtures $1,105 33
6 Microsoft Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $62,484 6.93
7 Polaris Industries Inc. Railcars, Ships, & Other Trans. Equip. $1,991 27.16
8 Deckers Outdoor Corp. Apparel $1,001 23.1
9 PepsiCo Inc. Beverages $57,838 33.79
10 Exxon Mobil Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $372,544 22.77
11 Guess Inc. Apparel $2,487 16.86
12 Hansen Natural Corp. Beverages $1,304 14.05
13 Colgate-Palmolive Co. Chemicals $15,564 1.55
14 NewMarket Corp. Chemicals $1,797 17.47
15 Coach Inc. Apparel $3,608 11.68
16 First Solar Inc. Electrical Equipment & Appliances $2,564 24.07
17 IBM Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $99,870 4.29
18 Hershey Co. Food $5,671 7.03
19 Lockheed Martin Corp. Aerospace & Defense $45,803 1.36
20 Sanderson Farms Inc. Food $1,925 7.6
21 Walter Energy Inc. Petroleum & Coal Products $1,588 64.22
22 Lancaster Colony Corp. Food $1,057 0.49
23 IDEXX Laboratories Inc. Chemicals $1,103 6.96
24 CF Industries Holdings Inc. Chemicals $3,965 52.01
25 Flowers Foods Inc. Food $2,574 (1.04)
26 Campbell Soup Co. Food $7,676 1.19
27 Dell Inc. Computers & Other Electronic Products $61,494 16.24
28 Chevron Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $199,291 18.4
29 Kellogg Co. Food $12,397 (1.42)
30 Alliant Techsystems Inc. Aerospace & Defense $4,808 4.9
31 Altera Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $1,954 63.49
32 Stepan Co. Chemicals $1,431 12.12
33 Cubic Corp. Instruments $1,194 17.46
34 Impax Laboratories Inc. Pharmaceuticals $880 145.39
35 Intuitive Surgical Inc. Medical Instruments & Equipment $1,413 34.29
36 Packaging Corp. of America Paper $2,436 13.41
37 Hormel Foods Corp. Food $7,221 10.52
38 Loral Space & Communications Inc. Electrical Equipment & Appliances $1,159 16.67
39 Fossil Inc. Apparel $2,031 31.17
40 Varian Medical Systems Inc. Machinery $2,357 6.44
41 Hewlett-Packard Co. Computers & Other Electronic Products $126,033 10.02
42 Amphenol Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $3,554 26.03
43 Coca-Cola Co. Beverages $35,119 13.32
44 Mattel Inc. Miscellaneous $5,856 7.83
45 Joy Global Inc. Machinery $3,524 (2.06)
46 Murphy Oil Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $23,345 22.79
47 Carter's Inc. Apparel $1,749 10.04
48 Texas Instruments Inc. Computers & Other Electronic Products $13,966 33.94
49 G-III Apparel Group Ltd. Apparel $1,063 32.78
50 Raytheon Co. Aerospace & Defense $25,183 1.21
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