Indiana Manufacturers Sweep Top Spots on '50 Best ' List

Posted: Updated:
Patrick Industries ranks number one among manufacturers in the U.S. according to the Industry Week list. Patrick Industries ranks number one among manufacturers in the U.S. according to the Industry Week list.

Hoosier manufacturers fare well in an annual ranking of the highest-performing public manufacturers in the country. Elkhart-based companies swept the top three spots on the 2017 Industry Week 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers list. Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) was the only other Indiana company on the list, placing 29th.

The publication ranks manufacturers based on multiple factors, including revenue growth and total revenue over the last year. Patrick Industries Inc (Nasdaq: PATK), which has revenues topping $1.2 billion, jumped 32.8 percent year-over-year. Revenue at Drew Industries Inc., now called LCI Industries Inc. (NYSE: LCII), grew by almost 20 percent to $1.7 billion and revenue at Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) increased to nearly $4.6 billion -- a 14.4 percent increase, according to Industry Week. Wabash National's revenue dipped 9 percent year-over-year, but came in at more than $1.8 billion.

You can connect to the full ranking from Industry Week by clicking here.

  • Perspectives

    • Jeff Rea serves as CEO and president of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce.

      IDEA Week Offers Something For Everyone

      South by Southwest wrapped up over the weekend in Austin. The week-long event was launched to bring people together to meet, learn and share ideas and it features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. Music and film, and the entertainment industry were the main drivers but over the years the event has grown into so much more. Events like SXSW have served as inspiration for a new event to be offered this spring, IDEA Week 2018.



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • Danny Lopez currently serves as deputy chief of staff under Holcomb.

      Holcomb Names Governor's Workforce Council Chair

      Governor Eric Holcomb has made some leadership changes within his administration. The governor has selected Danny Lopez, who currently serves as his deputy chief of staff, as chairman of the new Governor's Workforce Council.

    • Derica Rice Joining CVS

      The former chief financial officer of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has been named president of CVS Caremark. Derica Rice, who spent 27 years with Lilly, will take the helm of CVS Health Corp.'s (NYSE: CVS) pharmacy benefit management business next week. Rice's experience at Lilly included roles as...

    • Job Skills Programs Land Millions

      More than a dozen organizations will share over $11 million in Skill UP Indiana! grants. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the funding will support efforts to equip Hoosiers with necessary skills to fill a projected one million job openings over the next decade.

    • Indiana Businesses Shuffle on Fortune 500

      Seven Hoosier-based corporations are among the 500 largest in the country. Indiana gained two Fortune 500 companies and lost one on this year's list.

    • Mainstreet Adds to Team

      Carmel-based Mainstreet has named Jeff Key vice president of business development. Most recently, he served as vice president of the US healthcare systems team at The Medicines Co. The firm has also named Scott Roberts director of strategic projects, business development. He previously served as manager of strategy and product development at TriMedx. Roberts also spent time at Franciscan St. Francis Health.