International Directory of Company Histories

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When students, job candidates, business executives, historians and investors need accurate and detailed information on the development of any of the world's 2,000 largest and most influential companies, direct them to International Directory of Company Histories. This multi-volume work is the first major reference to bring together histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location.

Each two- to four-page entry is meticulously detailed with facts gathered from popular magazines, academic periodicals, books, annual reports and the archives of the companies themselves.

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Covers 10 industries ranging from advertising to drugs which have met one or both of the following criteria: achieved two billion US dollars in annual sales, or distinguished itself as a leading influence in a particular industry or geographical location. Each entry includes the company's legal name, mailing address of its headquarters, telephone number, whether the company is publicly owned, privately owned, or state controlled. Entries are arranged by subject; v.1 ends with "Drugs". The set will be complete in five volumes (the other volumes not yet seen). Each is individually indexed. Alkaline paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Notes on Contributors     ix
List of Abbreviations     xi
Actuant Corporation     1
Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co KG     9
Align Technology, Inc.     15
Allied Irish Banks plc     19
Alside Inc.     25
Anacomp, Inc.     30
Arkansas Best Corporation     35
Ash Grove Cement Company     41
Autoridad del Canal de Panama     45
B.W. Rogers Company     49
Bally Total Fitness Corporation     53
Balmac International, Inc.     58
The Bartell Drug Company     62
Besix Group S.A./NV     66
Beth Abraham Family of Health Services     70
BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.     75
Boizel Chanoine Champagne S.A.     79
Borealis AG     83
Buffalo Grill S.A.     87
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.     91
The Burton Corporation     95
Carl Kuhne KG (GmbH & Co.)     101
Carver Bancorp, Inc.     106
Cerner Corporation     111
Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd.     117
Claire's Stores, Inc.     125
Companhia Suzano de Papele Celulose S.A.     130
Cora S.A./NV     134
Corporacion Multi-Inversiones     138
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.     143
Delphax Technologies Inc.     147
Devoteam S.A.     151
Dirk Rossmann GmbH     155
Dolan Media Company     160
Draftfcb     164
DTE Energy Company     169
Duferco Group     177
Duncan Aviation, Inc.     181
Egan Companies, Inc.     185
8x8, Inc.     189
Element K Corporation     193
Elite World S.A.     197
Fairfax Media Ltd.     202
Gartner, Inc.     209
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.     214
Grupo Planeta     218
The Haartz Corporation     223
Harkins Amusement Enterprises, Inc.     227
Harland Clarke Holdings Corporation     232
Hobie Cat Company     236
ICF International, Inc.     240
IKEA Group     248
Image Entertainment, Inc.     254
Jack Henry and Associates, Inc.     258
John D. Brush Company Inc.     264
Just Bagels Manufacturing, Inc.      268
Lewis Drug Inc.     272
LG Corporation     277
Macy's, Inc.     284
MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG     294
Mark T. Wendell Tea Company     299
MBK Industrie S.A.     303
McAfee Inc.     307
Microsemi Corporation     311
MoneyGram International, Inc.     315
National Frozen Foods Corporation     319
Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc.     323
Neogen Corporation     327
Newmont Mining Corporation     331
Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc.     338
Paramount Pictures Corporation     342
PCC Natural Markets     348
Peavey Electronics Corporation     352
Quick Restaurants S.A.     357
Reiter Dairy, LLC     361
Ritz-Craft Corporation of Pennsylvania Inc.     365
Rochling Gruppe     369
Rudolph Technologies Inc.     375
Scherer Brothers Lumber Company     379
Schouw & Company A/S     384
Scope Products, Inc.     388
Smart & Final LLC     392
South Dakota Wheat Growers Association     397
Sport Chalet, Inc.     402
Stemilt Growers Inc.     407
Technology Research Corporation     411
Technology Solutions Company     415
Terra Industries, Inc.     420
United Parcel Service, Inc.     425
Valhi, Inc.     431
Varsity Brands, Inc.     436
Velocity Express Corporation     441
Virginia Dare Extract Company, Inc.     447
Vitasoy International Holdings Ltd.     451
Vocento     455
Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA     459
Wilhelm Karmann GmbH     463
World Wide Technology, Inc.     469
Xerium Technologies, Inc.     473
Yara International ASA     477
Index to Companies     483
Index to Industries     655
Geographic Index     719
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