For injection molding, ‘little’ isn’t the same as ‘not big’

California comes as the third hottest state for plant location vs. Wisconsin for headquarter bases.

Only 4 p.c of ranked companies have presses with giant clamp-tonnage functionality of 1,200 or extra.

Teel Plastics LLC of Baraboo, Wis., is available in with the highest proportion achieve of 178 p.c.

Biggest movers:

Creative Liquid Coatings Inc. of Kendallville, Ind., moved up 109 areas to rank at No. 204.

Mother Lode Plastics Molding Inc., dba Central Plastics & Manufacturing, of Tracy, Calif., moved up 95 areas to rank at No. 338.

Midwest Precision Molding of Lake Geneva, Wis., moved up 91 areas to 316.

And now a couple of phrases on our annual drive to develop our lists, you knew this was coming, proper?

It’s an enormous problem to search out and report on as many molders as we are able to, and this yr 590 firms made the listing, with 582 itemizing course of information. Our energetic database has twice as many extra who did not reply.

Every day we report the information from the plastics trade, anybody not already in the database will get flagged for a survey. Each yr, we ship these out by mail and e mail. If you are not on the listing, we wish to embody you too.

To assist, please do test your web sites for e mail addresses which can be undeliverable. Please settle for emails from Crain, our dad or mum firm’s e mail server. Please reply even for those who want to decline participation, as a result of it is the greatest approach we all know of to mixture and report statistics on plastics processing.

So for those who do not see your agency on this listing, ship a be aware to Hollee Keller at [email protected] or full our survey type. You can discover it on-line at

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Keller is editorial analysis coordinator for Plastics News and creator of the All Things Data weblog. Follow her on Twitter @holleekeller.

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