Plastics & Rubber

Alabama’s plastics and rubber products manufacturing industry had a 2.5 percent growth in output for 2015. Companies such as 3M, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Webster Industries, Ansell, Rain Bird, Rehau, and Showa Best Glove call Alabama home.

Following are a few quick facts about Alabama’s plastics and rubber industry:

  • Plastics and rubber product manufacturing contributed $1.5 million to Alabama’s $188 billion Gross Domestic Product in 2015.
  • The industry’s real GDP is forecasted to grow 2.6 percent in 2016.
  • In 2015, some 265 establishments in this industry were located in Alabama; 219 in plastics products; 46 in rubber products.
  • Plastics and rubber product manufacturing employment was 15,000 in 2015; The highest concentration of employment was in NAICS 32619, which includes plastic plumbing fixtures, resilient flooring, and miscellaneous plastic products.


For a closer look at Alabama’s plastics and rubber industry, please open the document below.

Alabama’s Plastics and Rubber Industry