Metals companies gained the most ground in 2022's IndustryWeek US 500. This list of the four fastest gains and the five companies losing the most group includes two steel producers and a fabricated metals company on the way up. On the way down, a diverse group of companies that fell on tougher times in 2021. As we prepare to gather data for 2023's publicly traded manufacturers list, a look at who gained and lost last year will play a role in how we manage the list going forward.
We changed our data collection systems for the 2022 list, and the data generated showed us that our traditional definitions of what a manufacturing company is was counting some businesses that no longer actively engage in making anything (Apple, for example, sells consumer goods that are almost entirely made by contractors). So, expect some changes to this list, changes that will eliminate some big companies and provide more opportunity to feature smaller companies that are more representative of manufacturing today.
Click through the slideshow to see the top and bottom performers from 2022 last year's list.
|2022 Rank||2021 Rank||Name||Symbol||2021 |
|354||488||Encore Wire Corp.||WIRE||$2,593||$1,277||103.0%||-134|
|373||495||Olympic Steel Inc.||ZEUS||$2,312||$1,234||87.4%||-122|
|110||223||Devon Energy Corp.||DVN||$13,117||$4,503||191.3%||-113|
|326||244||Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc.||SPB||$2,998||$3,964||14.3%||82|
|458||363||Carpenter Technology Corp.||CRS||$1,476||$2,181||-32.3%||95|
|410||303||Triumph Group Inc.||TGI||$1,870||$2,900||-35.5%||107|
|429||311||Greenbrier Companies Inc.||GBX||$1,748||$2,792||-37.4%||118|