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Attention data geeks: Highlights from our pipe, profile and tubing ranking

This week we published our ranking of 211 pipe, profile and tubing extruders with North American extrusion sales of $18.4 billion, up only a half percent over last year. For readers who love to play with the numbers, here are some key trends, as well as a breakout on the fastest-growing companies. Read more

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Attention data geeks: Highlights from our pipe, profile and tubing ranking
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