This week Plastics News published its annual ranking of North American blow molders, and it looks like 2014 was a good year to be an industrial blow molder.
Here is a peek behind some of the numbers:
This year we rank 130 firms, with $18.2 billion in 2014 North American blow molding sales. That's an average of $140.3 million per company, up 1.7 percent overall.
The average sales per company in the industrial blow molding sector outperformed the average, with 2.7 percent growth. This continues an upward trend in recent years.
Custom molders serving industrial markets saw the most growth, up an average of 15 percent. As expected, the larger automotive molders also saw increases in sales, averaging 6 percent increases.