Each year Inc. magazine posts its Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The companies are assigned numerical positions in accordance with their growth rate over the past three years.
This renowned list celebrates innovators and opportunity-makers across 30+ industries from Advertising & Marketing to Travel.
This year, 165 of the ranked organizations, or 3.3 percent of the 5,000, were self-categorized as manufacturing companies.
Berkley, a molded fiber and custom packaging company out of Carson, California, was the highest ranked manufacturer coming in 17th place with a three-year growth rate of 9,249 percent. Key Safety Systems, ranked 4,261st, had the highest revenue of manufacturers on the list, coming in at $1.5 billion. Ranked 3,734th, Novae has been featured 11 times on the Inc. 5000 list, more than any other manufacturer.
California had the highest representation of Inc. 5000 manufacturing companies with 29 of the total 165; Florida had the second-highest concentration with 15. See the diagrams below for the complete dispersal of fastest-growing manufacturing companies by state.