17 manufacturers make Fortune best employers list

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Seventeen manufacturing companies were named on Fortune magazine's "100 best companies to work for" list for 2006.

The manufacturers (along their position on the top 100 list and their total number of U.S. employees) included:

8) J.M. Smucker, 2,930 employees

10) S.C. Johnson, 3,404

25) Cisco Systems, 26,644

32) Alcon Laboratories, 6,227

38) Milliken, 9,300

39) Amgen, 11,374

42) Microsoft, 37,746

44) Pella, 3,986

51) Genzyme, 5,399

52) Eli Lilly, 21,898

61) Sherwin-Williams, 27,938

77) National Instruments, 2,148

79) East Penn Manufacturing, 4,082

83) Texas Instruments, 16,102

95) Wm. Wrigley Jr., 3,372

97) Intel, 48,655

98) General Mills, 17,993

Biotechnology research firm Genentech was first on this year's list. Wegmans Foods Market was second and Valero Energy was third.

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