Companies Companies Founded in 1900

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1900; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.

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AK Steel Holding Corporation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Steelmaking, Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens) AK Steel Holding Corporation is an American steel company whose predecessor, Armco, was founded in 1899 in Middletown, Ohio, United States. In 2007, the company moved its corporate headquarters ...more

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American Bridge Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Civil Engineering The American Bridge Company is a civil engineering firm that specializes in building and renovating bridges and other large civil engineering projects. Founded in 1900, the company is ...more

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American Light and Traction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
American Light and Traction Energy American Light and Traction was founded in 1900 for the purpose for consolidating the utility industry's small, local power suppliers. By 1901, American Light and Traction owned and controlled ...more

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AT&T Alascom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications Alascom, Inc., d/b/a AT&T Alaska, is an Alaskan telecommunications company; specifically, an interexchange carrier. AT&T Alascom is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T Inc. ...more

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Austin Reed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Austin Reed Austin Reed is a British fashion retailer founded in 1900 and known for its menswear. It is an upmarket chain with over 70 retail outlets, with a large flagship store located on Regent Street, ...more

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Beaulieu Vineyard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Beaulieu Vineyard Wineries Beaulieu Vineyard is a vineyard near Rutherford, California, belonging to the appellation Rutherford AVA. It was established by Georges de Latour and his wife Fernande in 1900.

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Block Communications is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Media, Newspaper Block Communications is a privately held holding company of various assets, mainly in the print and broadcast media, based in Toledo, Ohio. The company was founded in 1900 in New York City when ...more

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Blue Circle Industries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Blue Circle Industries Blue Circle Industries was a British public company manufacturing cement. It was founded in 1900 as the Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd through the fusion of 24 cement works, mostly ...more

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Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Automotive industry Automobiles Ettore Bugatti was a French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, founded in 1909 in the then German city of Molsheim, Alsace by Italian-born Ettore Bugatti. Bugatti cars ...more

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Burton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Burton is a large United Kingdom high street clothing retailer. The company was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, but is now a trading name of Arcadia Group Brands Ltd, part of the ...more

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Cantillon Brewery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Cantillon Brewery Alcoholic beverage Brasserie-Brouwerij Cantillon is a small Belgian traditional family brewery based in Anderlecht, Brussels and founded in 1900. They exclusively brew lambic beers.

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Carter Holt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Carter Holt Harvey Manufacturing Carter Holt Harvey Limited is an New Zealand forest products company, with significant interests in wood products, pulp, paper and packaging. The company employs approximately 10,500 people ...more

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Centel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Centel Telecommunications Centel Corporation was an American telecommunications company, with primary interests in providing basic telephone service, cellular phone service and cable television service. It was founded in ...more

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Central Scientific Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Central Scientific Company Central Scientific Company was founded in 1900 in downtown Chicago. It was formed out of what was left of the Olmstad Scientific Company. Central Scientific manufactured and distributed science ...more

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Coleman Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Sports equipment, Manufacturing, Backpacking Coleman Company, Inc., is an American company that specializes in outdoor recreation products. Historically, Coleman is known for camping gear. It was founded by William Coffin Coleman, who ...more

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DISA Group is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
DISA Group Machinery Manufacturing

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Foley's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Foley's Retail Foley’s was a chain of department stores owned by May Department Stores and headquartered in Downtown Houston, Texas. As of August 30, 2005, the division was dissolved and operation of the ...more

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Fomento de Construcciones y Co... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Civil Engineering, Construction Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A., or FCC, is a leading Spanish construction company based in Barcelona. It is publicly traded and is part of the IBEX 35. Until November 2014 over 50% ...more

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Fox River Mills is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Fox River Mills Fox River Mills, Inc., is a sock manufacturer based in Osage, Iowa. The company was founded in 1900. In 1992, they purchased the Nelson Knitting Company of Rockford, Illinois, and in the process ...more

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Graniterock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Graniterock Construction Graniterock is a 115-year old American corporation based in Watsonville, California. It operates in the construction industry providing crushed gravel, sand, concrete and asphalt. The company ...more

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GUS is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
GUS Conglomerate GUS plc was a FTSE 100 retailing group based in the United Kingdom. GUS is an abbreviation of Great Universal Stores, the company's name before 2001. On 10 October 2006, the company was split ...more

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Hagemeyer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Hagemeyer Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Hagemeyer was a business-to-business distribution services group focusing on the markets for electrical materials, safety and other maintenance, repair and operations products in Europe, North ...more

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Hills Brothers Coffee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Roasted Coffee Hills Bros. Coffee is a maker of packaged coffee in San Francisco.

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Hook's Drug Stores is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Hook's Drug Stores Hook's Drug Stores was an Indianapolis, Indiana-based drug store chain which was founded in 1900 by John A. Hook. The chain flourished throughout central Indiana for most of the 20th-century ...more

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Ivey's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Ivey's Retail Ivey's, a former department store chain, was acquired by Dillard's, Inc. in 1990. Ivey's was based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was founded in 1900 by Joseph Benjamin Ivey.

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Liberty National Life Insuranc... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Liberty National Life Insurance Company Life insurance Liberty National Life Insurance Company, located in McKinney, Texas, has been providing life and supplemental health insurance for more than 100 years. Liberty National Life Insurance Company ...more

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Lionel Corporation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Retail Lionel Corporation was an American toy manufacturer and retailer that was in business from 1900-1993. Founded as an electrical novelties company, Lionel specialized in various products ...more

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Lionel, LLC is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Lionel, LLC Manufacturing Lionel, LLC is a designer and importer of toy trains and model railroads that is based in Chesterfield Township, Michigan. Lionel, a 115-year-old toy train manufacturer, set to expand in Concord ...more

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Mack Trucks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Manufacturing Mack Trucks, Inc., is an American truck–manufacturing company and a former manufacturer of buses and trolley buses. Founded in 1900 as the Mack Brothers Company, it manufactured its first truck ...more

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Mars National Bank is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Mars National Bank Mars National Bank is a bank located throughout the north Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. The headquarters of the bank is located in the borough of Mars. There are six branches located at various ...more

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Desjardins Group is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Desjardins Group Financial Services The Desjardins Group is the largest association of credit unions in North America. It was founded in 1900 in Lévis, Quebec by Alphonse Desjardins. Located mostly in Quebec as well as in ...more

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Murugappa Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Murugappa Group Conglomerate Founded in 1900, the Murugappa Group is one of India's leading business conglomerates, founded, managed, and largely owned by the Murugappa family. The group has 28 businesses including eleven ...more

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NEP Telephone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
NEP Telephone Telecommunications North-Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone Company is a telecommunications provider headquartered in Forest City, Pennsylvania. The company operates as a local exchange carrier in rural areas of ...more

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Scania AB is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Manufacturing, Automotive industry Scania Aktiebolag, commonly referred to as Scania AB or just Scania, is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles – specifically heavy trucks and buses. It also ...more

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The London Brick Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
The London Brick Company The London Brick Company is a leading British manufacturer of bricks. It is owned by Hanson plc.

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Torchmark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Life insurance, Life Insurance Torchmark Corporation, founded in 1900 in Birmingham, Alabama and based in McKinney, Texas, is a financial services holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange which operates through ...more

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Utah Construction Company is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Utah Construction Company The Utah Construction Company was a construction company founded by Edmund Orson Wattis, Jr, Warren L. Wattis and William. H. Wattis in 1900.

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Weyerhaeuser is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Lumber, Timber Tracts Weyerhaeuser is one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands. It owns or controls more than 6 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manages another 14 million ...more

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Yeo Hiap Seng is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Yeo Hiap Seng Food and Beverage, Conglomerate Yeo Hiap Seng Limited is an investment holding company as well as a drink manufacturer in Singapore and Malaysia. It is a multinational corporation that has offices and market presence in the ...more

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Zurn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Zurn Manufacturing

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Østfold Energi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in 1900
Østfold Energi Østfold Energi is a Norwegian energy producer within the business areas of hydropower, wind and heat. The company operates hydroelectric power plants in Østfold and Sogn og ...more