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The 2019 IndustryWeek 50 Best US Manufacturers

IndustryWeek's exclusive ranking of America's best-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, asset turnover, return on assets, return on equity and revenue growth. The most recent year (2018) accounts for 50% of the calculation, while 2017 is weighted at 30% and 2016 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 2018 performance)—plus a complete data profile for each company on the list.

2019 IW 50 Best Rank Company Industry Revenue Growth (%) Profit Margin (%)

1

Align Technology Inc.

Medical Instruments & Equipment

33.47

20.35

2

Patrick Industries Inc.

Wood Products

38.36

5.30

3

Thor Industries Inc.

Motor Vehicles

14.93

5.16

4

Apple Inc.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

15.86

22.41

5

NVIDIA Corp.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

20.61

35.34

6

Cintas Corp.

Apparel

21.66

13.01

7

Winnebago Industries Inc.

Motor Vehicles

30.36

5.08

8

Sanderson Farms Inc.

Food

-3.18

18.98

9

Clorox Co.

Chemicals

2.53

13.44

10

LCI Industries

Motor Vehicle Parts

15.27

6.00

11

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

Railcars, Ships, & Other Trans. Equip.

9.88

10.23

12

Mettler-Toledo International Inc.

Instruments

7.73

17.46

13

Lancaster Colony Corp.

Food

1.75

11.06

14

Steel Dynamics Inc.

Primary Metals

23.72

10.64

15

Monster Beverage Corp.

Beverages

13.00

26.08

16

Lear Corp.

Motor Vehicle Parts

3.33

5.44

17

Lennox International Inc.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

1.15

9.24

18

Louisiana-Pacific Corp.

Wood Products

3.44

13.95

19

American Woodmark Corp.

Furniture & Fixtures

21.36

5.05

20

Packaging Corp. of America

Paper

8.84

10.52

21

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.

Motor Vehicle Parts

19.94

23.55

22

KEMET Corp.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

15.22

14.94

23

Trinseo SA

Plastics

3.93

6.33

24

John Bean Technologies Corp.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

17.41

5.42

25

Toro Co.

Machinery

4.53

10.38

26

Lam Research Corp.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

38.23

21.49

27

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc.

Machinery

15.40

9.48

28

Hershey Co.

Food

3.67

15.11

29

Applied Materials Inc.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

18.68

19.20

30

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Fabricated Metal Products

3.17

17.36

31

Nucor Corp.

Primary Metals

23.77

9.42

32

Sherwin-Williams Co.

Chemicals

17.02

6.32

33

CVR Energy Inc.

Petroleum & Coal Products

18.96

4.06

34

A.O. Smith Corp.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

6.38

13.93

35

Global Brass & Copper Holdings Inc.

Fabricated Metal Products

13.11

3.32

36

Celanese Corp.

Chemicals

16.53

16.87

37

Herman Miller Inc.

Furniture & Fixtures

4.52

5.38

38

Phillips 66

Petroleum & Coal Products

8.90

5.02

39

Raytheon Co.

Aerospace & Defense

6.75

10.75

40

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.

Primary Metals

40.12

6.62

41

PACCAR Inc.

Motor Vehicles

20.76

9.34

42

Acuity Brands Inc.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

4.99

9.50

43

Gentex Corp.

Motor Vehicle Parts

2.18

23.88

44

Hormel Foods Corp.

Food

4.13

10.61

45

Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

Chemicals

9.79

13.71

46

PepsiCo Inc.

Beverages

1.79

19.35

47

Avery Dennison Corp.

Paper

8.24

6.53

48

Amphenol Corp.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

16.98

14.69

49

Atkore International Group Inc.

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

22.02

7.45

50

Texas Instruments Inc.

Computers & Other Electronic Products

5.50

35.35

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