Companies Companies Founded in 1917

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1917; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.

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Alba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Consumer electronics Alba is a British consumer electronics brand owned by Home Retail Group. Its sister brand is Bush. Today, all Alba products are sold exclusively at Argos.

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American Stores is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
American Stores Retail American Stores Company was an American public corporation and a holding company which ran chains of supermarkets and drugstores in the United States from 1917 through 1999. The company was ...more

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Anglo American plc is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Mining Anglo American plc is a multinational mining company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest producer of platinum, with around 40% of world output, and a major ...more

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Arri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Arri Film The Arri Group is the largest global supplier of motion picture film equipment.

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Books-A-Million is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Retail, Bookstore, Hobby Books-A-Million, Inc., also known as BAM!, is a company that owns the second largest U.S. bookstore chain and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The company operates over 200 stores in the ...more

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Brødrene Hartmann is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Brødrene Hartmann Brødrene Hartmann A/S is a Danish public corporation which poduces moulded-fibre egg packaging. Hartmann is headquartered in Denmark, and has six factories, four in Europe, one in Israel ...more

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Capital Newspapers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Capital Newspapers Newspaper Capital Newspapers is a partnership between Lee Enterprises and The Capital Times Company that operates 27 publications and several web sites in Wisconsin. The corporate name of the company is ...more

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Central Grocers Cooperative is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Central Grocers Cooperative Central Grocers Cooperative, founded in 1917 as "Central Wholesale Grocers", is a retailers' cooperative based in Joliet, Illinois, near Chicago. It distributes both brand name and ...more

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Chalk's International Airlines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Chalk's International Airlines Airline Chalk's International Airlines, formerly Chalk's Ocean Airways, was an airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in unincorporated Broward ...more

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Distilleries Company of Sri La... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC is a diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of US$300 Million. It was one of the first Sri ...more

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Fellowes, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Fellowes, Brands is a manufacturer of office products including paper shredders, binding and laminating equipment, desktop accessories, mobile technology accessories, and record storage boxes. ...more

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First National is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Film First National was an association of independent theater owners in the United States that expanded from exhibiting movies to distributing them and eventually to producing them as a movie studio ...more

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Flender Werke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Flender Werke Shipbuilding Flender Werke was a German shipbuilding company, located in Lübeck. It was founded in 1917 as a branch of Brückenbau Flender AG of Benrath on the Rhine. In 1926 it was made a fully ...more

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G&L Clothing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
G&L Clothing Clothing G&L Clothing is a privately held clothing store based in Des Moines, Iowa. It was founded in 1917 by Lou Garsh and Meyer Levine. The company is owned by the Marcovis family who maintain ...more

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Gloster Aircraft Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Gloster Aircraft Company Aviation The Gloster Aircraft Company was a British aircraft manufacturer from 1917 to 1963. Founded as The Gloucestershire Aircraft Company Limited during the First World War, with the aircraft ...more

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Grey Global Group is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Advertising, Marketing Grey Group New York is a 2011 Telly Award Winner.

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Grupo Corripio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Grupo Corripio Grupo Corripio is a private holding company which is considered among the most successful enterprises operating in the Dominican Republic, owning a controlling interest in several companies ...more

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Hogarth Press is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Hogarth Press The Hogarth Press was a British publishing house founded in 1917 by Leonard Woolf and Virginia Woolf. It was named after their house in Richmond, in which they began hand-printing books. During ...more

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Kaye Scholer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Kaye Scholer Kaye Scholer is a law firm founded in 1917 by Benjamin Kaye and Jacob Scholer. The firm has more than 450 attorneys in nine offices located in the cities of Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los ...more

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Kidde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Kidde Kidde, is a brand and division of United Technologies Corporation. It is a group of businesses that manufactures and distributes fire detection and suppression equipment, as well as CO Alarm

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Kikkoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Kikkoman Corporation is an international food and drink company based in Japan. Its main products and services include soy sauce, food seasoning and flavoring, mirin, shōchū, and sake, juice and ...more

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Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Automotive industry The Lincoln Motor Company is a division of the Ford Motor Company that sells luxury vehicles under the Lincoln brand. While currently sold primarily in North America and the Middle East, Ford ...more

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Magnavox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Consumer electronics Magnavox is an electronics company founded in the United States and owned today by Philips, a company based in the Netherlands. Magnavox was founded in 1917 by Edwin Pridham and Peter L. Jensen, ...more

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Marland Oil Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Marland Oil Company Petroleum industry Marland Oil Company was an American oil company founded in 1917, by Ponca City, Oklahoma oil exploration pioneer E. W. Marland when he assembled his various holdings including the 101 Ranch Oil ...more

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Modern Library is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Modern Library Publishing The Modern Library is an American publishing company. Founded in 1917 by Albert Boni and Horace Liveright as an imprint of their publishing company Boni & Liveright, it was purchased in 1925 ...more

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Nakajima Aircraft Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Nakajima Aircraft Company The Nakajima Aircraft Company was a prominent Japanese aircraft manufacturer throughout World War II.

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Nikon Corporation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies Nikon Corporation, also known just as Nikon, is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in optics and imaging products. Its products include cameras, ...more

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Norwegian Competition Authorit... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Norwegian Competition Authority Norwegian Competition Authority is Norwegian Government agency responsible for managing the Competition Act of 2004, including regulations imposed through the European Economic Community. This ...more

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Norwegian Public Service Pensi... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Finance, Financial Services Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is a Norwegian Government agency responsible for the extra pensions paid to state employees. There are in excess of one million members, and it has total ...more

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Omaha Steaks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Retail, Mail order Omaha Steaks International, Inc., known as Omaha Steaks, manufactures, markets, and distributes steaks, red meats, and gourmet foods.

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Orion Corporation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Pharmaceutical Preparation, Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing, Pharmaceutics Orion Corporation, founded in 1917 and headquartered at Espoo, Finland, is a Finnish company, which develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and ...more

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Oshkosh Corporation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Oshkosh Corporation Automotive industry Oshkosh Corporation, formerly Oshkosh Truck, is an American industrial company that designs and builds specialty trucks, military vehicles, truck bodies and access equipment. Based in Oshkosh, ...more

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Persol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Manufacturing Persol is an Italian luxury eyewear company specializing in sunglasses. The name is derived from "per il sole," which, in Italian, means "for the sun." Formed in 1917 by ...more

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Phillips Petroleum Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Phillips Petroleum Company Phillips Petroleum Co. was an American oil company incorporated in 1917 that expanded into petroleum refining, marketing and transportation, natural gas gathering and the chemicals sectors. On ...more

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Plessey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Plessey Telecommunications, Electronics industry The Plessey Company plc was a British-based international electronics, defence and telecommunications company. It originated in 1917, growing and diversifying into electronics. It expanded after ...more

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Rado is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Manufacturing Rado is a Swiss high range manufacturer of watches, with headquarters in Lengnau, Switzerland. It is noted for its use of scratch-proof materials, a field in which it is considered a pioneer. ...more

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Rieker Inc is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Rieker Inc Rieker is a leading inclinometer manufacturer, producing a variety of inclinometers, tilt indicators, and slip indicators for a wide variety of customers, from end users to Original Equipment ...more

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San Antonio Winery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
San Antonio Winery Wineries The San Antonio Winery is a winery in the city of Los Angeles, and has operated since 1917. It is located in the Lincoln Heights district just eastside of downtown, at 737 Lamar Street just ...more

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SpartanNash is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Supermarket, General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers SpartanNash is an American food distributor and grocery store retailer headquartered in Byron Center, Michigan. In terms of revenue, it is the largest food distributor serving military ...more

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Standard Telephones and Cables is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Standard Telephones and Cables Telecommunications Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd was a British telephone, telegraph, radio, telecommunications and related equipment R&D manufacturer. During its history STC invented and developed several ...more

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Suncor Energy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Petroleum industry, Petroleum Refineries Suncor Energy is a Canadian integrated energy company based in Calgary, Alberta. It specializes in production of synthetic crude from oil sands. Suncor ranks number 134 in the Forbes Global 2000 ...more

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Sunsweet Growers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Sunsweet Growers Sunsweet Growers Incorporated is an agricultural marketing cooperative founded in 1917 as the California Prune and Apricot Growers Association. Sunsweet is headquartered in Yuba City, ...more

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Swedish Match is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Swedish Match Tobacco products, Tobacco, Other Tobacco Product Manufacturing Swedish Match is a Swedish company based in Stockholm that makes snus, moist snuff, and chewing tobacco. These products are known as moist smokeless tobacco. The company also makes machine-made ...more

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Texas Department of Transporta... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Texas Department of Transportation The Texas Department of Transportation is a government agency in the U.S. state of Texas. Though the public face of the agency is generally associated with the construction and maintenance of ...more

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Trico is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Automotive industry Trico is an American company that specializes in windshield wipers. Trico, then known as Tri-Continental Corporation, invented the windshield wiper blade in 1917. Its original Trico Plant No. 1 ...more

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Tsubakimoto Chain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Manufacturing Tsubakimoto Chain Co. is a Japanese manufacturer of power transmission and chain products. It was founded in Osaka in 1917 originally as a bicycle chain manufacturer, and later became the first ...more

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Union Carbide is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Manufacturing Union Carbide Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company. It currently employs more than 2,400 people. Union Carbide produces chemicals and polymers that undergo one or ...more

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V&S Group is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
V&S Group V&S Group, founded in 1917, is an international producer and distributor of alcoholic beverages. The group is currently owned by Pernod Ricard. Headquartered in Stockholm, the capital of ...more

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Value City is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Retail Value City was an American discount department store chain with 113 locations. It was founded in 1917 by Ephraim Schottenstein, a travelling salesman in central Ohio. The store was an off-price ...more

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Vinson & Elkins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in 1917
Vinson & Elkins Law Vinson & Elkins LLP is an international law firm headquartered in the First City Tower in Downtown Houston, Texas. The firm has offices in major energy, financial, and political centers ...more