Today Plastics News publishes its annual ranking of North American film and sheet manufacturers. Let's look at some interesting numbers behind the ranking.
There are 180 firms ranked this year with an average 2014 sales per company of $190.80 million. That's in keeping with the steady single-digit percent growth year after year. North American Film & Sheet sales were $34.4 billion up 3.3 percent over last year's $33.3 billion. Back in 1999 we reported $21.4 billion.
Annual SEC filings for the publicly held firms in our ranking report 2-4 percent industry growth and many firm are expanding their buildings and/or adding equipment.
18 footnotes on mergers and acquisitions are reported in this year's top 100 and we've added eight new firms to the listing.
Welcome to the ranking
AL-Pack Enterprises Ltd. of Moncton, New Brunswick.
Brawler Industries LLC of Houston.
Colormasters LLC of Albertville, Ala.
Mactac LLC of Stow, Ohio.
Pacur LLC of Oshkosh, Wis.
Rowmark LLC of Findlay, Ohio.
Vac Pac Inc. of Middle River, Md.
These firms have moved up the most positions in the ranking:
Crawford Industries LLC of Crawfordsville, Ind. moving up 36 spaces to rank at No. 116
Prolampac Intermediate Corp. of Cincinnati, Ohio moving up 27 spaces to rank at No. 20
Optimum Plastics of Bloomer, Wis. moving up 19 spaces to rank at No. 61
Charter NEX Films Inc. of Milton, Wis. moving up 17 spaces to rank at #29
St. Johns Packaging Ltd. of St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada moving up 9 spaces to rank at No. 55
Clysar LLC of Clinton, Iowa moving up 9 spaces to rank at No. 64
Be sure to check out the full report in the Sept. 14 print issue of Plastics News. You can find the complete listings online at www.plasticsnews.com/rankings/film-sheet.
This ranking and all the plastics news rankings & lists can be purchased in our data store 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.
Thanks to Hollee Keller, for this peek behind the rankings data. Follow her on Twitter @holleekeller.