International Directory of Company Histories, Volume 73

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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
List of Abbreviations ix
Company Histories
Abengoa S.A. 3
AccuWeather, Inc. 6
Acer Incorporated 9
Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. 14
Aga Foodservice Group PLC 18
Agrium Inc. 21
The Anschutz Company 24
ArthroCare Corporation 31
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 34
The Associated Press 37
Aviall, Inc. 42
BAE Systems Ship Repair 46
Ballard Power Systems Inc. 49
Bank of Hawaii Corporation 53
BE&K, Inc. 57
Biosite Incorporated 60
The Bisys Group, Inc. 63
Bohler-Uddeholm AG 66
Boiron S.A. 70
Busch Entertainment Corporation 73
Calgon Carbon Corporation 76
China Netcom Group Corporation (HOng Kong) Limited 80
City Brewing Company LLC 84
Clean Harbors, Inc. 88
Compass Bancshares, Inc. 92
CoStar Group, Inc. 95
Dairyland Healthcare Solutions 99
DaVita Inc. 102
Dean Foods Company 106
Deluxe Corporation 116
Diagnostic Products Corporation 121
DSW Inc. 125
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company 128
Elkay Manufacturing Company 134
Encore Acquisition Company 137
Enersis S.A. 140
Eramet 144
FactSet Research Systems Inc. 148
Frito-Lay North America 151
General Binding Corporation 159
Global Imaging Systems, Inc. 163
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. 166
Granite Industries of Vermont, Inc. 169
Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation 173
Hong Kong and China Gas Company Ltd. 177
Huttig Building Products, Inc. 180
Input/Output, Inc. 184
Intuit Inc. 188
Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd. 193
Jostens, Inc. 196
Keppel Corporation Ltd. 201
Klabin S.A. 204
Lifetime Brands, Inc. 207
Lonza Group Ltd. 212
Manpower Inc. 215
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. 219
MBIA Inc. 223
Moldflow Corporation 227
NBGS International, Inc. 231
Nestle Waters 234
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. 238
Odebrecht S.A. 242
Old Orchard Brands, LLC 245
Pagnossin S.p.A. 248
Paradores de Turismo de Espana S.A. 251
PFSweb, Inc. 254
Philip Services Corp. 257
Pinnacle Airlines Corp. 261
PRG-Schultz International, Inc. 264
Quaker Foods North America 268
Real Madrid C.F. 274
RedPeg Marketing 277
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. 280
RONA, Inc. 283
Royal Group Technologies Limited 287
SEGA Corporation 290
Seventh Generation, Inc. 294
Shedd Aquarium Society 297
Siliconware Precision Industries Ltd. 300
Sistema JSFC 303
Smith & Wesson Corp 306
Societe BIC S.A. 312
South Beach Beverage Company, Inc. 316
Spear & Jackson, Inc. 320
Strattec Security Corporation 324
Synnex Corporation 328
Techtronic Industries Company Ltd. 331
Teppco Partners, L.P. 335
3i Group PLC 338
Timber Lodge Steakhouse, Inc. 341
Tropicana Products, Inc. 344
Unibanco Holdings S.A. 350
United Press International, Inc. 354
Value Line, Inc. 358
Variety Wholesalers, Inc. 362
Vauxhall Motors Limited 365
Verint Systems Inc. 370
Vestas Wind Systems A/S 373
Viad Corp. 376
Weight Watchers International Inc. 379
Xcel Energy Inc. 384
Xstrata PLC 390, Inc. 394
Ziff Davis Media Inc. 397
Index to Companies 405
Index to Industries 585
Geographic Index 633
Notes on Contributors 675
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