Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., Lowe’s, Dow and PPG are a few of the industry companies named to Fortune magazine’s 2013 List of World’s Most Admired Companies.

Fortune Brands once again ranked No. 3 in the “Home Equipment, Furnishings” category.

“On behalf of our 16,000 associates, we are honored to receive this prestigious recognition, which comes at a great time for our company and our industry,” said Chris Klein, CEO. “We are pleased to be recognized as a premier company in our industry. As the housing market begins to recover, we are poised to continue to distinguish ourselves with our solid business model, strong capital structure and clear strategies for growth.”

In the chemicals category the rankings included:

1. BASF;

2. DuPont;

3. Bayer;

4. Dow;

5. L’Air Liquide;

6. PPG Industries; and

7. Linde Group

To compile the rankings, corporate reputation and performance are measured against nine key attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products and services and global competitiveness.

The full list is available on the magazine’s website.

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