Companies Companies Founded in 1939

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1939; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.

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Airfix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Airfix Airfix is a UK manufacturer of plastic scale model kits of aircraft and other subjects. In the United Kingdom, the name Airfix is synonymous with the hobby, a plastic model of this type is often ...more

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Alaska Coastal Airlines is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Alaska Coastal Airlines Alaska Coastal Airlines was an airline in the United States. It was formed in 1939 as a result of the merger of Alaska Air Transport and Marine Airways. On April 1, 1962 Alaska Coastal Airlines ...more

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Archie Comics is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Archie Comics Publishing Archie Comic Publications, Inc. is an American comic book publisher headquartered in the village of Mamaroneck, New York, The comic is known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers ...more

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Atlas Comics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Atlas Comics Publishing Atlas Comics is the 1950s comic book publishing company that evolved into Marvel Comics. Magazine and paperback novel publisher Martin Goodman, whose business strategy involved having a ...more

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Bardahl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Bardahl Bardahl is a brand name of a line of petroleum lubrication products used in automobiles and other internal combustion engines. Bardahl Manufacturing Corporation is based in Seattle, Washington, ...more

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Blue Shield of California is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Blue Shield of California Health Care, Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers, Hospital and Medical Service Plans Blue Shield of California is a not-for-profit health plan provider founded in 1939 and based in San Francisco, California. The organization serves over 3.4 million health plan members and nearly ...more

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British Overseas Airways Corpo... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
British Overseas Airways Corporation Airline British Overseas Airways Corporation was the British state-owned airline created in 1940 by the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd and continued operating overseas services ...more

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Carlton Communications is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Carlton Communications Media, Television Carlton Communications was a British media company. It was led by Michael Green and listed on the London Stock Exchange from 1983 until February 2, 2004, when it was bought by Granada plc in a ...more

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Choice Hotels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Choice Hotels Hospitality, Hotels and Motels Choice Hotels International, Inc. is a hospitality holding corporation based in Rockville, Maryland, in the United States. The company owns the hotel and motel brands Comfort Inn, Comfort ...more

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DadePaper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
DadePaper

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Desert Schools Federal Credit ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Financial Services Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is a federally insured & chartered, 356,092 member credit union based in Phoenix, Arizona that operates about 50 branches and service centers throughout ...more

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Duell, Sloan and Pearce is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Duell, Sloan and Pearce Publishing Duell, Sloan and Pearce was a publishing company located in New York City. It was founded in 1939 by C. Halliwell Duell, Samuel Sloan and Charles A. Pearce. It initially published general ...more

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Eesti Energia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Eesti Energia Mining, Electricity Eesti Energia AS is a private limited energy company in Estonia with its headquarters in Tallinn. It is the world's biggest oil shale to energy company. The company was founded in 1939. As of ...more

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Emecé Editores is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Emecé Editores Publishing Emecé Editores is an Argentine publishing house, currently a subsidiary of Grupo Planeta. The company was founded in 1939 by Mariano Medina del Río, shortly after his arrival from ...more

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Farnell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Farnell

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Ferrellgas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Ferrellgas Energy industry Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is an American supplier of propane. Ferrellgas has corporate operations in the Kansas City suburbs of Liberty, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas.

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Foster Farms is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Foster Farms Foster Farms is a United States West Coast poultry company. The company has been privately owned and operated by the Foster family since 1939. The company is based in Livingston, California, ...more

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Freemark Abbey Winery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Freemark Abbey Winery Wineries Freemark Abbey Winery, located between St. Helena and Calistoga in California's Napa Valley, traces its roots to 1886. Today, Freemark Abbey produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and ...more

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GMAC Insurance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
GMAC Insurance Finance, Insurance Carriers Founded in 1939 as Motors Insurance Corporation, the GMAC Insurance Group is a property and casualty insurance company in the United States and is a subsidiary of Ally Financial. Ally has agreed ...more

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Hewlett-Packard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Hewlett-Packard Software, Computer hardware, Electronic Computer Manufacturing Hewlett-Packard Company or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. It provides hardware, software and services ...more

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HKS, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
HKS, Inc. Architectural Services HKS, Inc. is an international architecture firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It was founded in 1939 by Harwood K. Smith. As of 2011, the firm employs over 900 people, making it one of the ...more

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Hugo's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Hugo's Supermarket Hugo's is the name of a family-owned chain of supermarket grocery stores located in the U.S. states of North Dakota and Minnesota. It was founded by Hugo and Dorothy Magnuson in 1939. Hugo's is ...more

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Institute of Food Technologist... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Institute of Food Technologists The Institute of Food Technologists is an international, non-profit professional organization for the advancement of food science and technology. It is the largest food science organization in ...more

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Manila Broadcasting Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Manila Broadcasting Company Media Manila Broadcasting Company is a radio and television network owned by the FJE Group of Companies in the Philippines. Its AM flagship station, DZRH is the oldest radio station in the country ...more

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Marvel Comics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Marvel Comics Publishing Marvel Worldwide Inc., commonly referred to as Marvel Comics and formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, is an American publisher of comic books and related media. In 2009, The ...more

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McDonnell Aircraft is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
McDonnell Aircraft Aerospace The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation was an American aerospace manufacturer based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company was founded on July 6, 1939 by James Smith McDonnell, and was best known for ...more

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Mercury is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Mercury Automotive industry Mercury was a car brand of the Ford Motor Company launched in 1938 by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, to market entry-level luxury cars slotted between Ford-branded regular models and ...more

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Nashville Electric Service is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Nashville Electric Service Nashville Electric Service is among the twelve largest public electric utilities in the nation, currently employing a little over 1000 employees, and distributing energy to more than 350,000 ...more

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Neuberger Berman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Neuberger Berman Investment banking, Financial Services Neuberger Berman is a private, independent, employee-owned investment management firm. The firm manages equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund portfolios for global institutional ...more

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Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Peterbilt Truck, Manufacturing Peterbilt Motors Company, founded in 1939, is an American manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty Class 5 through Class 8 trucks headquartered in Denton, Texas. Peterbilt operates manufacturing ...more

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PZL Mielec is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
PZL Mielec Aviation PZL Mielec, formerly WSK-Mielec and WSK "PZL-Mielec" is the Polish aerospace manufacturer, based in Mielec. It is the largest aerospace manufacturer in postwar Poland. In 2007 it was ...more

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Rayburn Musical Instruments is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Rayburn Musical Instruments Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores Rayburn Musical Instruments is a retail store specializing in brass, woodwind and orchestral string instruments. The original Rayburn was founded in 1939 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston ...more

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Sara Lee Corporation is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Sara Lee Corporation Food Manufacturing The Sara Lee Corporation was an American consumer-goods company based in Downers Grove, Illinois. It had operations in more than 40 countries and sold its products in over 180 nations worldwide. ...more

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Schweizer Aircraft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Schweizer Aircraft Aviation The Schweizer Aircraft Corporation was an American manufacturer of sailplanes, agricultural aircraft and helicopters located in Horseheads, New York. It was incorporated in 1939 by three ...more

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Taurus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Taurus Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers Forjas Taurus is a manufacturing conglomerate based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Founded as a tool and die manufacturer, the company now consists of divisions focusing on firearms, metals ...more

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TEAL is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
TEAL Airline Tasman Empire Airways Limited was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. It was first registered in Wellington as a limited liability company on 26 April 1940. The shares were originally held by the ...more

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Timely Comics is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Timely Comics Publishing Timely Comics, initially Timely Publications, was the earliest comic book arm of American publisher Martin Goodman, and the entity that would evolve by the 1960s to become Marvel Comics. During ...more

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Tractor Supply Company is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Tractor Supply Company Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers, Retail Tractor Supply Company is a large retail chain of stores that offers products for home improvement, agriculture, lawn and garden maintenance, and livestock, equine and pet care. It is a leading ...more

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is a Russian joint-stock company specializing in aircraft manufacturing. It is based in Ulan-Ude, Buryatia.

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US Airways is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
US Airways Airline US Airways is a major American airline owned by American Airlines Group. It operates an extensive international and domestic network, with 193 destinations in 24 countries in North America, ...more

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US Airways Group is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
US Airways Group Air Transportation, Scheduled, Aviation US Airways Group Inc. was an airline holding company based in Tempe, Arizona. US Airways Group operated US Airways, along with its subsidiaries PSA Airlines, Inc. and Piedmont Airlines, Inc., ...more

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Vita Craft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Vita Craft Corporation Manufacturing Vita Craft Corporation is a manufacturer of multi-ply stainless steel cookware as well as other cookware products. The cookware is manufactured and sold in the United States, but the majority of ...more

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Yermolaev Design Bureau is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Yermolaev Design Bureau Yermolaev Design Bureau was a Soviet OKB formed in 1939 around Vladimir Yermolaev. Upon his death in 1944, it was absorbed into the Sukhoi OKB.

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Zlatoust Machine-Building Plan... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in 1939
Zlatoust Machine-Building Plant The Zlatoust Machine-Building Plant is a former arms manufacturing plant in Zlatoust, Russia. It produced many of the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons, including the R-39 Submarine-launched ...more