Industry Firms Make Forbes’ World’s Biggest Public Companies List

August 18th, 2017 by Editor
Forbes recently released its 2017 Global 2000 list of the world’s biggest public companies. The list features several firms that have interests in the door, window and glass industry, including Saint-Gobain, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Fortune Brands Home & Security, Masco and Spectrum Brands.

In the report, a company’s financial indicators are weighted equally to create a composite score and overall ranking. According to Forbes, the companies included in the Global 2000 list have a combined total revenue of $35.3 trillion.

Here are where firms in the door, window and glass industries —as well as others that supply to them through their subsidiaries—stand in the rankings:

Bayer (Germany) – No. 89
Sales: $51.83 billion
Employees: 115,200
Other rankings: No. 145 in sales; No. 100 in profit; No. 79 in market value.

Dow Chemical (U.S.) – No. 113
Sales: $48.14 billion
Employees: 56,000
Other rankings: No. 160 in sales; No. 124 in profit; No. 115 in market value.

Home Depot (U.S.) – No. 114
Sales: $94.59 billion
Employees: 406,00
Other rankings: No. 55 in sales; No. 49 in profit; No. 36 in market value.

Lowes (U.S.) – No. 185
Sales: $65.02 billion
Employees: 290,000
Other rankings: No. 101 in sales; No. 185 in profit; No. 128 in market value.

3M (U.S.) – No. 197
Sales: $30.11 billion
Employees: 91,584
Other rankings: No. 286 in sales; No. 98 in profit; No. 59 in market value.

Saint-Gobain (France) – No. 268
Sales: $43.24 billion
Employees: 172,696
Other rankings: No. 182 in sales; No. 444 in profit; No. 423 in market value.

CRH (Ireland) — No. 317
Sales: $30.05 billion
Employees: 86,788
Other rankings: No. 287 in sales; No. 457 in profit; No. 409 in market value.

Linde Group (Germany) – No. 336
Sales: $18.75 billion
Employees: 59,715
Other rankings: No. 467 in sales; No. 504 in profit; No. 375 in market value.

Corning (U.S.) – 433
Sales: $9.39 billion
Employees: 40,700
Other rankings: No. 965 in sales; No. 155 in profit; No. 493 in market value.

AkzoNobel (Netherlands) – No. 563
Sales: $15.71 billion
Employees: 46,000
Other rankings: No. 570 in sales; No. 598 in profit; No. 563 in market value.

PPG (U.S.) – No. 717
Sales: $15.11 billion
Employees: 47,000
Other rankings: No. 596 in sales; No. 1,298 in profit; No. 437 in market value.

Sherwin Williams (U.S.) – No. 724
Sales: $11.86 billion
Employees: 42,550
Other rankings: No. 762 in sales; No. 579 in profit;  No. 406 in market value.

Eastman (U.S.) – No. 826
Sales: $8.95 billion
Employees: 14,000
Other rankings: No. 1,000 in sales; No. 738 in profit,  No. 1,024 in market value.

Norsk Hydro (Norway) – No. 839
Sales: $9.76 billion
Employees: 12,911
Other rankings: No. 934 in sales; No. 833 in profit;  No. 1,013 in market value.

Assa Abloy (Sweden) – No. 860
Sales: $8.36 billion
Employees: 46,928
Other rankings: No. 1,074 in sales; No. 814 in profit;  No. 534 in market value.

AGC (Japan) – No. 989
Sales: $11.8 billion
Employees: 50,963
Other rankings: No. 766 in sales; No. 1,347 in profit;  No. 1,285 in market value.

Sika (Switzerland) – No. 1,158
Sales: $5.83 billion
Employees: 17,419
Other rankings: No. 1,460 in sales; No. 1,067 in profit; No. 789 in market value.

Masco (U.S.) – No. 1,240
Sales: $7.36 billion
Employees: 26,000
Other rankings: No. 1,201 in sales; No. 1,229 in profit; No. 1,107 in market value.

Alcoa (U.S.) – No. 1,330
Sales: $15.13 billion
Employees: 14,000
Other rankings: No. 594 in sales; No. 1,329 in assets; No. 1,846 in market value.

Fortune Brands Home & Security (U.S.) – No. 1,614
Sales: $4.99 billion
Employees: 22,700
Other rankings: No. 1,665 in sales, No. 1,434 in profit; No. 1,247 in market value.

Owens Corning (U.S.) – No. 1,807
Sales: $5.68 billion
Employees: 16,000
Other rankings: No. 1,493 in sales, No. 1,469 in profit; No. 1,694 in market value.

Spectrum Brands Holdings (U.S.) – No. 1,863
Sales: $5.06 billion
Employees: 15,700
Other rankings: No. 1,647 in sales, No. 1,651 in profit; No. 1,435 in market value.

Valspar (U.S.) – No. 1,979
Sales: $4.21 billion
Employees: 11,100
Other rankings: No. 1,907 in sales, No. 1,616 in profit; No. 1,342 in market value.

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