Ever wonder how Plastics News develops its estimates for these rankings? It all comes down to research and lots of it. We consider public and court filings. Many industry leaders include valuable insights in their annual reports.
Plastics News tracks resin pricing and cost pass through trends. We cover the business climate, new technologies and equipment purchase trends. That coverage includes many insights into end markets and our reporters are a valuable resource for the beats they cover. We use our archives and search local news for information about what's been happening.
We look at each company's web site for news and updates. The firms that submit surveys for the rankings are looked at for unique trends and comparable results.
Property listings and telephone directories can be helpful as well as social media and blogs.
Our goal is the bring our readers an idea of the size of the industry, it's one of the most asked questions. So, the next time you see that little yellow survey form from Plastics News in your mailbox or you see an update request in your inbox, please consider responding.
Any information would prove useful to the processors, suppliers, machinery makers, business consultants, financial institutions and decision makers that look to Plastics News to answer that elusive question: How big is the injection molding market and how many companies are involved?
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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 for this peek at the data behind the 2017 ranking!