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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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Current Rank Company Name Industry Revenue (US$ 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

33.00%

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

23.10%

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

7.60%

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

18.40%

29

Kellogg Co.

Food

$12,397

-1.42%

30

Alliant Techsystems Inc.

Aerospace & Defense

$4,808

4.90%

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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