By: Don Loepp
February 25, 2013
Plastics News publishes our 2013 ranking of North American thermoformers in today's print issue, so let's take the opportunity to look at the numbers behind the ranking.
In print, we rank the top 100, but online (plasticsnews.com/rankings/thermoformers ) we've got full data for 224 companies.
The three big changes this year were that Silgan Plastic Food Containers acquired Rexam Containers Union, MO business in 2012, CW Thomas Inc. acquired previously ranked Analytic Plastics Inc. and Dart Container Corp. acquired Solo Cup Co. in 2012.
2012 average sales were up 2 percent from 2011 sales figures and 2012 average employees were also up 2 percent over the average of 2011.
New to the Top 10: Peninsula Packaging Co. LLC, which ranked No. 10 with sales of $175 million.
Welcome back to the Top 10: Georgia-Pacific LLC, which ranked No 9 with sales of $180 million
New to the ranking this year: Franks Manufacturing Co. Inc. of San Antonio, Texas, Accell Plastics Inc. of Auburn, Wash. and CW Thomas Inc. of Philadelphia, Penn.
Looking for companies that are "moving on up?" These companies showed the most growth in our Top 100:
If you work for a company that is missing from the ranking, we would like to include you next time. Just sent a note to Lisa Pyles at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your information to Plastics News, 1725 Merriman Road, Akron, Ohio 44313.
Thanks to Lisa Pyles for today's peek behind the data -- and to both Lisa and Hollee Keller for their research on this year's project.