The 2012 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 2010 is weighted at 30% and 2009 contributes 20%.

This list was published in the July 2012 issue of IndustryWeek.

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Ranksort icon Company Name Industry Revenue (Millions) Revenue Growth
1 Apple Inc. Computers & Other Electronic Products $108,249 65.96
2 Tempur-Pedic International Inc. Furniture & Fixtures $1,418 28.27
3 Polaris Industries Inc. Railcars, Ships, & Other Trans. Equip. $2,657 33.44
4 Philip Morris International Inc. Tobacco $76,346 12.75
5 Monster Beverage Corp. Beverages $1,703 30.62
6 Lorillard Inc. Tobacco $6,466 9
7 Exxon Mobil Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $471,140 26.47
8 NewMarket Corp. Chemicals $2,150 19.59
9 Deckers Outdoor Corp. Apparel $1,377 37.59
10 Microsoft Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $69,943 11.94
11 IBM Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $106,916 7.05
12 Coach Inc. Apparel $4,159 15.27
13 Darling International Inc. Food $1,797 147.93
14 Colgate-Palmolive Co. Chemicals $16,734 7.52
15 CF Industries Holdings Inc. Chemicals $6,098 53.79
16 TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. Motor Vehicle Parts $16,244 12.94
17 Walter Energy Inc. Petroleum & Coal Products $2,571 61.95
18 Chevron Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $246,343 23.61
19 Hershey Co. Food $6,081 7.23
20 HollyFrontier Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $15,440 85.51
21 Guess Inc. Apparel $2,688 8.07
22 PepsiCo Inc. Beverages $66,504 14.98
23 Cummins Inc. Motor Vehicle Parts $18,048 36.46
24 Deluxe Corp. Publishing & Printing $1,418 1.1
25 Fossil Inc. Apparel $2,567 26.43
26 Stepan Co. Chemicals $1,843 28.79
27 Southern Copper Corp. Primary Metals $6,819 32.42
28 PolyOne Corp. Plastics $2,864 9.21
29 Herman Miller Inc. Furniture & Fixtures $1,649 25.05
30 McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc. Publishing & Printing $6,246 1.26
31 Sauer-Danfoss Inc. Machinery $2,057 25.41
32 Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Rubber Products $3,927 16.85
33 Western Digital Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $9,526 (3.29)
34 Dell Inc. Computers & Other Electronic Products $62,071 0.94
35 IDEXX Laboratories Inc. Chemicals $1,219 10.45
36 Intuitive Surgical Inc. Medical Instruments & Equipment $1,757 24.37
37 Lockheed Martin Corp. Aerospace & Defense $46,499 1.52
38 FMC Technologies Inc. Machinery $5,099 23.59
39 Donaldson Co. Inc. Machinery $2,294 22.21
40 Intel Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $53,999 23.79
41 Kellogg Co. Food $13,198 6.46
42 Mattel Inc. Miscellaneous $6,266 7
43 Oracle Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $35,622 32.82
44 Hormel Foods Corp. Food $7,895 9.34
45 Targa Resources Partners LP Petroleum & Coal Products $6,987 27.96
46 Toro Co. Machinery $1,884 11.45
47 Cubic Corp. Instruments $1,285 7.62
48 Coca-Cola Co. Beverages $46,542 32.53
49 Rockwell Automation Inc. Electrical Equipment & Appliances $6,000 23.54
50 Campbell Soup Co. Food $7,719 0.56

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