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The 2018 IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers

IW's exclusive ranking of America's top-performing public manufacturing companies.

The annual IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers ranks the best-performing U.S. public manufacturing companies.

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. These areas are inventory turns, profit margin, sales turnover, return on assets, return on equity and revenue growth. The most recent year (2017) accounts for 50% of the calculation, while 2016 is weighted at 30% and 2015 contributes 20%.

This free database includes the full ranking of this year's class—sortable by rank, company name, industry and several financial measures (based on 2017 performance)—plus a complete data profile for each company on the list.

2018 IW 50 Best Rank: ´╗┐Company Name Primary Industry Revenue Growth (%) Profit Margin (%)

1

Patrick Industries Inc.

Wood Products

33.86%

5.24%

2

Thor Industries Inc.

Motor Vehicles

58.16%

5.16%

3

Align Technology Inc

Medical Instruments & Equipment

36.44%

15.71%

4

LCI Industries

Motor Vehicle Parts

27.93%

6.19%

5

Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

Food

35.77%

6.67%

6

Sanderson Farms Inc.

Food

18.68%

8.37%

7

Lear Corp.

Motor Vehicle Parts

10.29%

6.42%

8

Clorox Co.

Chemicals

3.68%

11.74%

9

Lancaster Colony Corp.

Food

0.90%

9.59%

10

Sherwin-Williams Co.

Chemicals

26.39%

11.83%

11

Lennox International Inc.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

5.44%

7.96%

12

Deluxe Corp.

Publishing & Printing

6.30%

11.71%

13

Apple Inc.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

6.30%

21.09%

14

Winnebago Industries Inc.

Motor Vehicles

58.64%

4.61%

15

NVIDIA Corp.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

40.58%

31.37%

16

American Axle & Mfg. Holdings Inc.

Motor Vehicle Parts

58.71%

5.38%

17

Apogee Enterprises Inc.

Stone, Clay, Glass & Concrete Products

18.99%

5.99%

18

Toro Co.

Machinery

4.72%

10.69%

19

Mettler-Toledo International Inc.

Instruments

8.64%

13.80%

20

Cintas Corp.

Apparel

8.52%

9.03%

21

Trinseo SA

Plastics

19.68%

7.38%

22

Cirrus Logic Inc.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

31.62%

16.97%

23

John Bean Technologies Corp.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

21.07%

4.92%

24

Skyworks Solutions Inc.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

11.02%

27.67%

25

Valvoline Inc.

Petroleum & Coal Products

8.04%

14.59%

26

Herman Miller Inc.

Furniture & Fixtures

0.59%

5.44%

27

Monster Beverage Corp.

Beverages

10.48%

24.36%

28

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

Railcars, Ships, & Other Trans. Equip.

5.28%

6.44%

29

Hershey Co.

Food

1.01%

10.42%

30

Nike Inc.

Apparel

6.10%

12.34%

31

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Fabricated Metal Products

5.26%

11.79%

32

Acuity Brands Inc.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

6.50%

9.18%

33

A.O. Smith Corp.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

11.57%

9.89%

34

Select Comfort Corp.

Furniture & Fixtures

10.16%

4.51%

35

Packaging Corp. of America

Paper

11.52%

10.37%

36

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc.

Beverages

3.88%

16.08%

37

Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

Chemicals

8.10%

19.69%

38

Gentex Corp.

Motor Vehicle Parts

6.91%

22.66%

39

Rockwell Automation Inc.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

7.34%

13.08%

40

Carter's Inc.

Apparel

6.29%

8.90%

41

Northrop Grumman Corp.

Aerospace & Defense

5.28%

7.81%

42

Wabash National Corp.

Motor Vehicles

-4.24%

6.31%

43

NewMarket Corp.

Chemicals

7.27%

8.67%

44

Hormel Foods Corp.

Food

-3.74%

9.24%

45

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Beverages

36.98%

2.23%

46

Westlake Chemical Corp.

Chemicals

58.43%

16.22%

47

Louisiana-Pacific Corp.

Wood Products

22.41%

14.26%

48

Altria Group Inc.

Tobacco

-0.65%

39.97%

49

Tenneco Inc.

Motor Vehicle Parts

7.85%

2.23%

50

AdvanSix Inc.

Plastics

23.81%

9.94%

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