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
ACCION International     1
Acindar Industria Argentina de Aceros S.A.     5
Al Habtoor Group L.L.C.     9
Alpargatas S.A.I.C.     13
ALTANA AG     18
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.     23
Apple Corps Ltd.     29
Applied Signal Technology, Inc.     35
Atkinson Candy Company     39
B.R. Guest Inc.     43
Baird & Warner Holding Company     47
Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc.     51
Biolase Technology, Inc.     55
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP     59
Bombardier Inc.     63
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC     72
The Brickman Group, Ltd.     76
BTG Plc     80
CalAmp Corp.     84
Carlson Companies, Inc.     88
Chaoda Modern Agriculture (Holdings) Ltd.     96
China Automotive Systems Inc.     100
Citizens Financial Group, Inc.     104
Clayton Williams Energy, Inc.     113
CONMED Corporation     117
Crawford & Company     121
Desarrolladora Homex, S.A. de C.V.     127
Directed Electronics, Inc.     131
Domino Printing Sciences PLC     136
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.     140
Dynatec Corporation     144
Eclipse Aviation Corporation     148
Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc.     152
ESCO Technologies Inc.     160
FARO Technologies, Inc.     164
The First Marblehead Corporation     168
General Employment Enterprises, Inc.     172
GMH Communities Trust     176
Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.     179
Goldcorp Inc.     183
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd.     187
Graham Packaging Holdings Company     192
Guardian Industries Corp.     197
Hallmark Cards, Inc.     205
Heelys, Inc.     213
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.     217
Holiday Retirement Corp.     221
Hopson Development Holdings Ltd.     224
Huawei Technologies Company Ltd.     228
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated     232
Huron Consulting Group Inc.     239
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation     244
International Profit Associates, Inc.      248
i2 Technologies, Inc.     252
The J. M. Smucker Company     258
Jacmar Companies     266
James Purdey & Sons Limited     270
Kendle International Inc.     276
Kenexa Corporation     280
Kerry Group plc     285
Kyphon Inc.     292
MacNeil/Lehrer Productions     296
MannKind Corporation     300
Marble Slab Creamery, Inc.     304, LP     308
Meyer International Holdings, Ltd.     312
MicroStrategy Incorporated     316
Mr. Gatti's, LP     321
Morrow Equipment Co. L.L.C.     325
Myriad Restaurant Group, Inc.     328
National Research Corporation     332
Nature's Path Foods, Inc.     336
Northern and Shell Network plc     341
Nufarm Ltd.     345
Orascom Construction Industries S.A.E.     349
Ormat Technologies, Inc.     353
Oxfam GB     359
Pacific Internet Limited     363
Paramount Resources Ltd.     367
Perkins Foods Holdings Ltd.     371
Pilkington Group Limited     375
PolyOne Corporation     384
Potlatch Corporation     396
Qatar Airways, Company Q.C.S.C.     404
Qatar National Bank SAQ     408
Qatar Telecom QSA     412
Regent Communications, Inc.     416
SonicWALL, Inc.     421
Thyssen Krupp AG     425
TODCO     439
Umpqua Holdings Corporation     443
VeraSun Energy Corporation     447
VistaPrint Limited     451
WD-40 Company     455
Witness Systems, Inc.     461
Index to Companies     467
Index to Industries     635
Geographic Index     695
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