Top 50 Report The Big MoversDecember 2002
When the going got tough, these in-plants boosted their sales anyway.
From free-falling consumer confidence to scandalized captains of industry, it's been a rough year for the U.S. economy. Likewise, many in-plants have reported a drop in revenue, including 19 of those in the Top 50.
But 26 other Top 50 in-plants not only survived the crunch, they flourished in it. They have increased sales, expanded their services and now rest on a foundation more solid than it was before the economy turned sour.
How did they do it? Basically by keeping their eyes open for new opportunities—and not just printing opportunities.
The Copier Monopoly
Here are the top 20 in-plants according to sales growth compared with 2001 figures:
University of Oklahoma
State of Oregon
University of Illinois
Iowa State University
Louisiana State University
Washington State University
Blue Cross-Blue Shield, MN
Briggs & Stratton
Commonwealth of Kentucky