Plastics & Rubber

Alabama’s plastics and rubber products manufacturing industry had a 3.0 percent growth in output for 2016. 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 $1.599 million to Alabama’s $186 billion Gross Domestic Product in 2016
  • The industry’s real GDP is forecasted to grow 3.4 percent in 2017.
  • In 2016, some 226 establishments in this industry were located in Alabama; 180 in plastics products; 46 in rubber products.
  • Plastics and rubber product manufacturing employment was 17,007 in 2016; 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