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Mannington Mills Inc.

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

With headquarters in Salem, N.J., where it’s been since 1915, Mannington Mills Inc. manufactures a diverse line of commercial and residential flooring. It employs about 2,700 associates worldwide an...

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MacLean-Fogg Company

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

MacLean-Fogg, founded in 1925 in Mundelein, Ill., as a manufacturer of nuts and bolts, primarily for railroad cars, now makes engineered components for the electrical, telecommunications and automotiv...

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Lyles Family Enterprise

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

Bill Lyles Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth, founded W.M. Lyles Co., a pipeline construction business, in the oil fields of Avenal, Calif., in 1945. In the 1970s, the family leaders began diversifying by i...

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Lundberg Family Farms

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

The Lundberg family has been producing rice and rice products since 1937, growing healthy, great-tasting rice while respecting and sustaining the earth. Today, the third and fourth generations carry o...

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Lloyd Companies

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

The family enterprise, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., develops land and builds, manages, sells and leases commercial real estate, apartments and hotels. Lloyd Enterprises works for third-party groups and...

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Laird Norton Company

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

The Laird Norton Company was started in 1855, when William Harris Laird and his cousins Matthew G. Norton and James Laird Norton founded a small milling operation in the Midwest. Over the next 150 yea...

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Kiolbassa Provision Company

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

Rufus and Juanita Kiolbassa founded a meatpacking company in San Antonio, Texas, in 1949. They sold their products to independent grocers. Their son Robert took the reins after Rufus’s untimely deat...

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IDEAL Industries Inc.

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

IDEAL Industries, founded in 1916 in a kitchen, is now a global, diversified business. The company, based in Sycamore, Ill., designs and manufactures products and tools for the electrical, wire proces...

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Hussey Seating Company

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

William Hussey, inventor of an innovative plow, founded Hussey Plow Company in 1835. The company survived a fire in 1895 and reinvented itself several times as plow demand declined during the Industri...

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Herschend Enterprises

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

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 a...

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Flanagan Foodservice Inc.

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

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...

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Elkay Manufacturing Company

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

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...

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E. Ritter & Company

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

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...

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The Duchossois Group

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

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 r...

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Dot Foods Inc.

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

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...

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Day & Zimmermann

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

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 global...

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Crescent Electric Supply Co.

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

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 const...

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The Clemens Family Corporation

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

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 of two...

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Bush Brothers & Company

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

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 Che...

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The Biltmore Company

Published August 23, 2019 | Feature Article

George Washington Vanderbilt came to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, N.C., in 1888 and built a grand estate, where he lived with his family. Biltmore House, the main residence, is America’s l...

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