Top 100 Manufacturers
Best of Times?
The independent segment of the industry experienced its best sales year yet
By Bill Drennan and Maggie DeWitt
Changes in the composition of this year's Top 100 Manufacturers have resulted in an increase of more than $500 million in reported sales for the group as a whole, bringing the number to an all-time high of $3.16 billion. The changes include the addition of a few companies that were not listed last year and several acquisitions, which boosted individual company's sales.