Once again this year, the plastics industry is well represented on Inc. magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest-growing American private companies.
Many are custom injection molders, so I imagine many Plastics Blog readers are familiar with these companies and their leaders.
Here's a rundown:
American Bath Group is No. 899, the company makes tubs, showers and other bathing fixtures and bathware. The company posted 2016 sales of $397 million, up 493 percent over the past three years. www.americanbathgroup.com
McClarin Plastics is No. 3630. The company is a contract manufacturer of thermoplastic and composite components for transportation and construction equipment. The company also offers product development and engineering, thermoforming and vacuum infusion process services. It reported 2016 sales of $59.2 million, up 84 percent over the past three years. mcclarinplastics.com
Matrix 4 is No. 4084, the company designs and manufactures plastics products for the consumer, retail, medical, and automotive sectors. It reported 2016 sales of $2.6 million up 68 percent over the past three years. www.matrix4.com
Premier Plastics is No. 4139, the company makes plastics packaging for retail, medical, over-the-counter drug packaging and good packaging in the medical and dental industries. It reported 2016 sales of $8.1 million, up 61 percent over the past three years. premierplastics.net.
Nicolet Plastics, a custom injection molder, is No. 4362 this year. The company's profile on the Inc. website highlights that it offers its clients shorter lead times, customer responsiveness and higher productivity. The company reported 2016 sales of $14 million, up 59 percent over the past three years. www.nicoletplastics.com.
Custom Profile ranks No. 4711. The company specializes in extruded plastic products for the appliance, furniture, office and marine industries. It reported 2016 sales of $40.6 million, up 49 percent over the past three years. www.custom-profile.com.
MTD Micro Molding, a custom molder that specializes in very small components for the medical device industry, ranks No. 4735. It reported 2016 sales of $7.2 million up 48 percent over the past three years. mtdmicromolding.com.
The Inc. 5000 list ranks independent, privately owned American companies by overall sales growth in a three-year period. To determine this year's winners, 2013 and 2016 sales were evaluated. All 5,000 honored companies are profiled on Inc.com and will be recognized in October during an awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla.
The full list of Inc. 5000 companies is here.
Dennis Tully of MTD noted that this is the second time his firm has made the Inc. list.
“Making the Inc. 5000 list for the second time validates our efforts to remain in the forefront of Micro Manufacturing. Hard work, attention to detail and continuously pushing the edge of science have allowed us to grow. Congratulations are in order for the entire MTD team,” he said in a news release.
Inc. doesn't organize the companies specifically by plastics, so I apologize in advance if I miss any (just post a note in the comments if you see someone missing and I'll add it).