Four plastics plants have made it into the top tier of recognition for lean manufacturing.
Industry Week magazine placed three Collins & Aikman Corp. factories and injection molder Webster Plastics Inc. on its top 10 list of the best North American manufacturing plants for 2002.
Webster Plastics of Fairport, N.Y., produces components for the automotive, industrial, media and consumer products industries.
Troy-based Collins & Aikman received honors for its injection molding operations in Americus, Ga.; Athens, Tenn.; and Rantoul, Ill. The firm produces exterior trim at Americus and interior trim and instrument panels in Athens and Rantoul. The company's interior trim plant in Guelph, Ontario, also placed in the magazine's top 25.
The plants are featured in Industry Week's October issue.