Today Plastics News published its annual ranking of North American rotational molders. Here is a peek behind the data, including a look at the fastest-growing companies in the past five years.
This year we're ranking 126 firms, with rotational molding sales of $2.34 billion. That's up 1.3 percent from last year's ranking.
For custom and proprietary rotomolders the average sales per company went up 1.47 percent and 5.07 percent, respectively.
Diving into the data
Let's look at the statistics for changes in sales over last year.
58 percent of the firms were flat, indicating no change. 6.3 percent lost sales while 35.7 percent grew in sales.
Welcome to the ranking:
Allied Resin Technologies LLC of Leominster, Mass.
Ameriform Inc. of Muskegon, Mich.
Playworld Inc. of Lewisburg, Pa.
Premier O.E.M. of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Sonoco Thermosafe of Beecher, Ill.
Fastest moving company:
2012 startup custom molder Horizon Manufacturing Group LLC of Lake Mills, Wis. is our biggest mover in the ranking, up 17 places
Measured by rotational molding sales, Toter Inc. of Statesville, N.C., a molder of wheeled carts, trash bins and dumpsters, tops the list this year with added production from its new plant in Salt Lake City. The company's sales are up an estimated $15 million.
Let's look at those firms that have grown the most in the last five years. Some 116 firms have been ranked 2011-2015. Of those companies:
Norwesco Inc. a tank molder in St. Bonifacius, Minn. added $55 million.
Snyder Industries Inc. a tank molder in Lincoln, Neb. Added $44 million
Centro Inc. a custom molder in North Liberty, Iowa added an estimated $34 million
Little Tikes Co. a toy molder in Hudson, Ohio added an estimated $34 million
Elkhart Plastics Inc. a custom molder in South Bend, Ind. Added $29.5 million
Make sure to check out the report in the Aug. 17 print edition of Plastics News. See our website for the full listing of 126 firms.
We also sell the ranking data in the Data Store section of our website at www.plasticsnews.com/section/store.
If you work for a company that is missing from the ranking, we would like to include you next time. Just send a note to Hollee Keller at [email protected] or mail your information to Plastics News, P.O. Box 790, Tallmadge, Ohio 44278.
And thanks to Hollee Keller, for this peek behind the rankings data. Follow her on Twitter @holleekeller.