International Directory of Company Histories, Volume 81

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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
Acciona S.A.     1
Agri Beef Company     5
Ales Groupe     10
Alienware Corporation     14
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.     18
American Science & Engineering, Inc.     22
AngioDynamics, Inc.     26
aQuantive, Inc.     30
Argon ST, Inc.     34
Armstrong Holdings, Inc.     38
Baugur Group hf     45
BioWare Corporation     50
Block Communications, Inc.     54
C&K Market, Inc.     59
The Charles Schwab Corporation     62
CheckFree Corporation     69
Cimarex Energy Co.     73
Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.     77
The Clorox Company     83
Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.     91
Corporacion Geo, S.A. de C.V.     95
Council on International Educational Exchange Inc.     99
Cyprus Airways Public Limited     103
Digitas Inc.     107
Diodes Incorporated     111
DP World     115
Dril-Quip, Inc.     119
Dynamic Materials Corporation     122
EFJ, Inc.     126
EMI Group plc     130
The Emirates Group     138
Empire Resources, Inc.     143
Encore Wire Corporation     147
EPCOR Utilities Inc.     151
Ethiopian Airlines     155
Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.     159
Gildan Activewear, Inc.     165
GPS Industries, Inc.     169
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.     173
High Tech Computer Corporation     178
Icelandic Group hf     182
Illinois Tool Works Inc.     186
Immucor, Inc.     192
Imperial Industries, Inc.     197
InfoSonics Corporation     201
inVentiv Health, Inc.     205
Iogen Corporation     209
IranAir     214
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.     218
Land O'Lakes, Inc.     222
Landor Associates     228
Landsbanki Islands hf     232
Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd.     236
Lowe's Companies, Inc.     240
LPA Holding Corporation     245
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.     249
Merz Group      253
Naumes, Inc.     257
NETGEAR, Inc.     261
NeuStar, Inc.     265
Pacific Ethanol, Inc.     269
Packeteer, Inc.     273
Pakistan State Oil Company Ltd.     277
Pentair, Inc.     281
The Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack.     288
Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated     295
Pescanova S.A.     301
PetMed Express, Inc.     305
Pou Chen Corporation     309
POZEN Inc.     313
PPG Industries, Inc.     317
Programmer's Paradise, Inc.     324
Quality Systems, Inc.     328
Reliance Industries Ltd.     332
Reser's Fine Foods, Inc.     337
Resources Connection, Inc.     341
ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc.     345
Royal Bank of Canada     349
RPC Group PLC     356
Santos Ltd.     360
Shiseido Company, Limited     364
SkillSoft Public Limited Company     371
Sonic Solutions, Inc.     375
Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.     380
Thomas Crosbie Holdings Limited     384
TomTom N.V.     388
Tottenham Hotspur PLC     392
Universal Technical Institute, Inc.     396
Urbi Desarrollos Urbanos, S.A. de C.V.     400
USG Corporation     404
ValleyCrest Companies     411
Vonage Holdings Corp.     415
WebEx Communications, Inc.     419
Whiting Petroleum Corporation     424
The Wiremold Company     428
Young's Bluecrest Seafood Holdings Ltd.     435
Index to Companies     441
Index to Industries     633
Geographic Index     689
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