2023 IW U.S. 500: Top Paper and Timber Companies (Slideshow)

July 7, 2023
The largest producers of lumber, newsprint, napkins and tissue paper from the IndustryWeek U.S. 500 list of largest publicly traded manufacturing companies in the country.

From household paper items to lumber and home-building panels, paper and timber companies reach every part of our lives. Click through the list to see the top U.S. manufacturers of these products in 2023.

2023 IW U.S. 500 Coverage

IW 500 RankCompany NamePrimary Industry2022 Revenue in Millions (unless otherwise stated)Revenue Growth2022 Net Income (unless Otherwise stated)Profit Margin
59WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK)Paper and Plastic Packaging Products and Materials$21,25713.4%$9454.4%
60International Paper Company (NYSE:IP)Paper and Plastic Packaging Products and Materials$21,1619.3%$1,5047.1%
68Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB)Household Products$20,1753.8%$1,9349.6%
123Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY)Timber REITs$10,184-0.2%$1,88018.5%
131Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK)Paper and Plastic Packaging Products and Materials$9,44031.9%$5225.5%
136Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY)Paper and Plastic Packaging Products and Materials$9,0397.5%$7578.4%
145Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE:PKG)Paper and Plastic Packaging Products and Materials$8,4789.7%$1,03012.1%
146Boise Cascade Company (NYSE:BCC)Trading Companies and Distributors$8,3875.8%$85810.2%
162Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON)Paper and Plastic Packaging Products and Materials$7,25129.7%$4666.4%
182Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NasdaqGS:PTVE)Paper and Plastic Packaging Products and Materials$6,22014.4%$3185.1%
196Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE)Paper and Plastic Packaging Products and Materials$5,6422.0%$4928.7%
244Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX)Forest Products$3,854-1.6%$1,08628.2%
256Sylvamo Corporation (NYSE:SLVM)Paper Products$3,62828.3%$1183.3%
337Mercer International Inc. (NasdaqGS:MERC)Paper Products$2,28126.5%$24710.8%
364Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW)Paper Products$2,08017.3%$462.2%
422Glatfelter Corporation (NYSE:GLT)Paper Products$1,49137.5%-$194-13.0%
442PotlatchDeltic Corporation (NasdaqGS:PCH)Timber REITs$1,331-0.5%$33425.1%

Data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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