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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.
- 1Alba is a British consumer electronics brand owned by Home Retail Group. Its sister brand is... more on Wikipedia
- 2American Stores Company was an American public corporation and a holding company which ran... more on Wikipedia
- 3Anglo American plc is a multinational mining company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.... more on Wikipedia
- 4The Arri Group is the largest global supplier of motion picture film equipment.
- 5Books-A-Million, Inc., also known as BAM!, is a company that owns the second largest U.S.... more on Wikipedia
- 6Brødrene Hartmann A/S is a Danish public corporation which poduces moulded-fibre egg... more on Wikipedia
- 7Capital Newspapers is a partnership between Lee Enterprises and The Capital Times Company that... more on Wikipedia
- 8Central Grocers Cooperative, founded in 1917 as "Central Wholesale Grocers", is a retailers'... more on Wikipedia
Central Grocers Cooperative
- 9Chalk's International Airlines, formerly Chalk's Ocean Airways, was an airline with its... more on Wikipedia
Chalk's International AirlinesAirline
- 10Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC is a diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate listed on the... more on Wikipedia
Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka
- 11Fellowes, Brands is a manufacturer of office products including paper shredders, binding and... more on Wikipedia
- 12First National was an association of independent theater owners in the United States that... more on Wikipedia
- 13Flender Werke was a German shipbuilding company, located in Lübeck. It was founded in 1917 as... more on Wikipedia
- 14G&L Clothing is a privately held clothing store based in Des Moines, Iowa. It was founded in... more on Wikipedia
- 15The Gloster Aircraft Company was a British aircraft manufacturer from 1917 to 1963. Founded as... more on Wikipedia
Gloster Aircraft CompanyAviation
- 16Grey Group New York is a 2011 Telly Award Winner.
- 17Grupo Corripio is a private holding company which is considered among the most successful... more on Wikipedia
- 18The Hogarth Press was a British publishing house founded in 1917 by Leonard Woolf and Virginia... more on Wikipedia
- 19Kaye Scholer is a law firm founded in 1917 by Benjamin Kaye and Jacob Scholer. The firm has... more on Wikipedia
- 20Kidde, is a brand and division of United Technologies Corporation. It is a group of businesses... more on Wikipedia
- 21Kikkoman Corporation is an international food and drink company based in Japan. Its main... more on Wikipedia
- 22The Lincoln Motor Company is a division of the Ford Motor Company that sells luxury vehicles... more on Wikipedia
- 23Magnavox is an electronics company founded in the United States and owned today by Philips, a... more on Wikipedia
- 24Marland Oil Company was an American oil company founded in 1917, by Ponca City, Oklahoma oil... more on Wikipedia
Marland Oil CompanyPetroleum industry
- 25The Modern Library is an American publishing company. Founded in 1917 by Albert Boni and... more on Wikipedia