IndustryWeek's 2001 Best Plants Finalists

Dec. 21, 2004
Aerojet Electronic Systems, Azusa, Calif.; satellite-based remote sensors, ground processing equip., smart weapons; 1,058 employees. Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Hometown, Pa., Electronics Specialty Gases Manufacturing Facility, Tamaqua, Pa.; electronics specialty gases and chemicals; 360 employees. Air Products and Chemicals, St. Gabriel, La., Industrial Chemicals-Higher Amines Manufacturing Facility, St. Gabriel, La.; industrial chemicals; 70 employees. BAE Systems Aerospace Inc.-CNI, Wayne, N.J.; military avionics, communications systems, navigation systems; 396 employees. Aircraft Evacuation Systems, Goodrich Corp., Phoenix, Ariz.; emergency evacuation slides for commercial jet aircraft; 299 employees. Boeing C-17 Production Complex, Long Beach, Calif.; USAF C-17 Globemaster III heavy airlifter; 7,500 employees. BorgWarner, Diversified Transmission Products Inc., Muncie, Ind.; 4WD transfer cases for trucks and sport utility vehicles; 1,300 employees. Dana Corp., Structural Solutions Group, Stockton, Calif.; frame assemblies for Toyota pickup trucks; 242 employees. Dell Americas OptiPlex Operations, Parmer North 2, Austin; corporate desktop personal computers; 2,954 employees. Output Technology Solutions of California, El Dorado Hills, Calif.; USPS First Class Mail (invoices, statements, letters, etc.); 1,658 employees. Kodak De Mexico, One-Time Use Camera Div., Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; one-time use cameras; 2,059 employees. General Cable Corp., BICC Brand Utility Cable, Malvern, Ark.; electrical cable for utilities; 157 employees. Gorton's -- Seafood Center, Gloucester, Mass.; frozen seafood; 330 employees. Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, Tifton, Ga.; commercial air refrigeration products; 263 employees. ISP Chemicals Inc., Calvert City, Ky.; chemicals; 520 employees. JLG Industries Inc., Sunnyside Facility, Bedford, Pa.; mobile aerial work platforms (scissor lifts); 250 employees. Karlee Co. Inc., Garland, Tex.; sheet metal parts for telecommunications, semiconductor, and medical devices; 434 employees. MKS Instruments Inc., Methuen, Mass.; instruments (mass flow controllers, throttle valves, electronic controllers); 200 employees. Pilkington, Niles, Mich.; encapsulated automotive glass; 215 employees. Superior Graphite Co., Russellville, Ark.; synthetic graphite electrodes, carbon friction materials; 113 employees. Textron Automotive Trim Div., Americus Operations, Americus, Ga.; automotive exterior trim; 700 employees. Textron Automotive Trim Div., Port Huron Operations, Port Huron, Mich.; automotive interior trim; 400 employees. Textron Automotive Co. de Mexico SA de CV, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; automotive instrument panels, interior and exterior trim; 345 employees. Timken Co. Asheboro Plant, Randleman, N.C.; tapered roller bearings, rolled rings; 220 employees. Webcraft Vertis, Chalfont, Pa.; direct mail printed products; 530 employees.

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