Plastics & Rubber

Alabama’s plastics and rubber products manufacturing industry had a 4.7 percent growth in output for 2017. 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 $1.594 million to Alabama’s $185 billion Gross Domestic Product in 2017
  • The industry’s real GDP is forecasted to grow 6.0 percent in 2018.
  • In 2017, some 225 establishments in this industry were located in Alabama; 178 in plastics products; 47 in rubber products.
  • Plastics and rubber product manufacturing employment was 17,569 in 2017; 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.

Plastics and Rubber Product Manufacturing in Alabama