Gentex Named to List of Top U.S. Manufacturers

Sep 9, 2015

ZEELAND, MI – September 8, 2015 -- Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automotive automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, dimmable aircraft windows, and fire protection products, was recently named one of Industry Week magazine’s top manufacturers.


The IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers is IW's exclusive annual ranking of America's top-performing public manufacturers. IW compiles the list by ranking America’s largest public manufacturers based on their financial performance in six key areas over a three-year period. This includes inventory turns, profit margin, asset turns, return on assets, return on equity, and revenue growth. The most recent year accounts for 50% of the calculation, while 2013 is weighted at 30% and 2012 contributes 20%.

Gentex was ranked 30th in the list, which also contains such notable companies as Nike, Apple, Qualcomm, IBM and others.

“We’re honored to be named to Industry Week’s list and to be included among such notable companies,” said Gentex Senior Vice President and CFO Steve Downing. “Most people view Gentex as an automotive supplier, but as this listing confirms, we’re first and foremost a technology company.”

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) is a supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics to the automotive industry, dimmable aircraft windows for aviation markets, and fire protection products to the fire protection market. Visit the Company's web site at

Contact Information:

Contacts - 616.772.1800
PR – Craig Piersma
IR – Josh O’Berski