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
Company Histories
Aaron Rents, Inc.     3
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.     7
Ace Hardware Corporation   11
Acxiom Corporation   15
AEI Music Network Inc.   19
Alpharma Inc.   22
AMC Entertainment Inc.   27
American Bar Association   30
American Re Corporation   34
Applebee's International, Inc.   38
Arnold & Porter   42
Arthur D. Little, Inc.   45
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.   49
Astronics Corporation   52
Auntie Anne's, Inc.   55
Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.   58
Blue Bird Corporation   63
Can West Global Communications Corporation   67
Capital Radio plc   71
Carnegie Corporation of New York   74
Carvel Corporation   78
CBRL Group, Inc.   82
Certain Teed Corporation   86
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.   90
Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc.   93
Chemfab Corporation   97
Citadel Communications Corporation 102
Cleary, Goltlieb, Steen & Hamilton 106
Colgate-Palmolive Company 110
CompUSA, Inc. 116
CoolBrands International Inc. 119
Crain Communications, Inc. 123
CSS Industries, Inc. 128
Curtiss-Wright Corporation 132
Dain Rauscher Corporation 138
Dan River Inc. 142
Donnelly Corporation 147
Dyckerhoff AG 151
EchoStar Communications Corporation 155
Education Management Corporation 160
EMAP plc 164
Erie Indemnity Company 167
Esporta plc 170
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. 173
Florida Crystals Inc. 176
Flowers Industries, Inc. 179
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 183
Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. 187
Genuardi's Family Markets, Inc. 190
Girl Scouts of the USA 193
Glacier Bancorp, Inc. 197
Groupe SEB 201
Groupe Zannier S.A. 204
Grupo Herdez, S.A. de C.V. 208
Hanover Foods Corporation 211
HCA - The Healthcare Company 215
Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation 219
Hunton & Williams 223
Infogrames Entertainments S.A. 227
Interep National Radio Sales Inc. 231
Inter Parfums Inc. 235
The J. Jill Group, Inc. 239
Johnston press plc 242
Katz Media Group, Inc. 245
Kaufring AG 249
KB Toys 253
Konig Brauerei GmbH Co. KG 256
Krause Publications, Inc. 259
Laboratories de Biologie Vegetale Yves Rocher                                                        262
Leica Camera AG 266
Leica Microsystems Holdings GmbH 270
Lillian Vernon Corporation 274
Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation 278
Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise Inc. 282
MedImmune, Inc. 286
Metropolitan Transportation Authority 290
Midwest Express Holdings, Inc. 293
Motor Cargo Industries, Inc. 296
National Hockey League 300
Netscape Communications Corporation 304
New Look Group plc 308
Noland Company 311
Norsk Hydro ASA 315
Organizacion Soriana, S.A. de C.V. 320
Orthodontic Centers of America, Inc. 323
Panda Management Company, Inc. 327
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG 330
Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. 334
The Pew Charitable Trusts 337
Platinum Entertainment, Inc. 341
Plexus Corporation 345
Polaris Industries Inc. 348
PR Newswire 354
Publishers Groups, Inc. 357
Puma AG Rudolf Dassler Sport 360
RAG AG 364
Ralphs Grocery Company 368
Rentrak Corporation 371
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 375
Rubio's Restaurants, Inc. 379
Ryanair Holdings plc 382
Saucony Inc. 386
Sauder Woodworking Company 390
Scottish & Newcastle plc 394
SPAR Handels AG 398
Spelling Entertainment 402
Stuller Settings, Inc. 405
Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. 408
Tasty Baking Company 412
Tejon Ranch Company 417
TenFold Corporation 421
Trans World Airlines, Inc. 424
Valley Media Inc. 430
Vari-Lite International, Inc. 434
Vector Group Ltd. 437
Vedior NV 441
Venator Group Inc. 444
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH 450
Wacker-Chemie GmbH 454
Wal-Mart de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. 459
Washington Football, Inc. 462
White & Case LLP 466
Winston & Strawn 470
YankeeNets LLC 474
York Research Corporation 478
Index to Companies 481
Index to Industries 655
Notes on Contributors 683
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