Atlanta-based Herschend Enterprises is the operating business of the Herschend family. It encompasses four divisions, all focused on providing wholesome family entertainment. The divisions are parks and resorts, digital and...Read more
The Flanagan story dates back to 1977, when Joe and Dee Flanagan opened a retail grocery store operated out of 5,200 square feet of space with three employees and 500 products. Joe Flanagan recognized a need for a full-service distribution company and set out to expand geographical coverage and diversify...Read more
The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company was founded in 1920 by Leopold Katz, his son Louis and a tinsmith, Ellef Robarth. Today, the company operates more than 20 locations in the United States and overseas. Elkay has more than 2,600 employees, working together to serve a wide array of customers for...Read more
E. Ritter & Company, founded in 1886 in Marked Tree, Ark., encompasses two business divisions. Ritter Agribusiness owns farmland and operates in farm management and specialty crops (raising fruits and flowers for sale to groceries). Ritter Communications provides communications products and data services in Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri.
The business was founded in 1916 by A.J. Thrall and his brother-in-law as Thrall Car Manufacturing Company, a freight care component repair shop. The company evolved from repairing car components to repairing and leasing rail cars.
Robert (RT) and Dorothy Tracy founded a small company in 1960 to sell milk powder and other food supplies to dairies and ice cream plants. At first, the company was called Associated Dairy Products Co., but as it expanded in both scope and scale, it was renamed Dot Foods in...Read more
Day & Zimmermann, based in Philadelphia, offers services to the engineering, construction and maintenance, staffing and defense industries. The company operates from more than 150 locations globally, employs 46,000 people...Read more
Crescent Electric Supply Company, a wholesale electric supply distribution company based in East Dubuque, Ill., was founded in 1919 by Titus B. Schmid and today serves the electrical, commercial construction, industrial, government, utilities, hospitality, energy and datacomm markets. Crescent has 140 distribution facilities in 28 states and employs 1,750 people....Read more
The Clemens Family Corporation, founded in 1895, is headquartered in Hatfield, Pa. The company employs more
than 3,500 team members and generates over $1 billion in annual revenues. It consists...Read more
The company that makes BUSH’S BEST brand canned baked beans was founded in 1908 by A.J. Bush. Today Bush Brothers & Company is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with production locations in Chestnut Hill, Tenn. (the village where the company was founded) and Augusta, Wis.