Companies Companies Founded in 1941

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1941; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.

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Avon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Cosmetics, Beauty Supplies, and Perfume Stores Avon Publications was an American paperback book and comic book publisher. As of 2010, it is an imprint of HarperCollins, publishing primarily romance novels.

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Black Hills Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Black Hills Corporation Electric Services Black Hills Corporation is a Rapid City, South Dakota diversified energy company that is an electric and gas utility in South Dakota and Wyoming and sells power throughout the American West. It ...more

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Carl's Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Restaurant, Fast food Carl's Jr. is an American-based fast-food restaurant chain operating in the Western and Southwestern states. As of 2013 it has started expanding or is already in Canada, Dominican Republic, ...more

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Century Theatres is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Century Theatres Movie theater Century Theatres is a movie theater chain that operates many multiplexes in the western United States, primarily in California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. In its later ...more

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Compass Group is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Compass Group Compass Group plc is a British multinational contract foodservice, cleaning, property management and support services company headquartered in the Compass House in Chertsey, Surrey. It is the ...more

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Dover Publications is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Dover Publications Publishing Dover Publications, also known as Dover Books, is an American book publisher founded in 1941 by Hayward Cirker and his wife, Blanche. It primarily publishes reissues, books no longer published ...more

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Ek Commando Knife Co. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Ek Commando Knife Co. or Ek Knives is a combat knife manufacturer founded by John Ek in 1941. In May 2014, Ek Knives was purchased by Ka-Bar and will begin selling their version in 2015. ...more

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Empresas Polar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Empresas Polar Conglomerate Empresas Polar is a Venezuelan corporation, that started as a brewery founded in 1941 by Lorenzo Alejandro Mendoza Fleury, Rafael Lujan and Karl Eggers in Antímano "La Planta de ...more

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Foster Farms Dairy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Foster Farms Dairy The Foster Farms Dairy was founded in 1941 by Max and Verda Foster in Modesto, California, a venture following their 1939 founding of Foster Farms. The company claims to be "the largest ...more

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Franklins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Supermarket, Retail Franklins was a supermarket chain selling packaged groceries and perishables throughout New South Wales, Australia. It created the No Frills brand of generic products, promoted by their mascot, ...more

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HSBC Mexico is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
HSBC Mexico Financial Services HSBC Mexico, S.A., the principal operating company of Group Financiero HSBC, S.A. de C.V., is one of Mexico’s four largest banking and financial service companies, with 1,400 branches and 5,200 ...more

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IMZ-Ural is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Recreational vehicle IMZ-Ural is a Russian maker of heavy sidecar motorcycles. Recently the company has developed a solo motorcycle with no sidecar. In 1940, the Soviet Union acquired the design and production ...more

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Irell & Manella is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Irell & Manella Irell & Manella LLP is an American law firm and was founded in 1941 by lawyers Lawrence E. Irell and Arthur Manella, and it has since grown to over 220 lawyers. It has two locations in ...more

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Jay Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Retail Jay Jacobs was a clothing retailer based in downtown Seattle, Washington, founded in 1941 by its namesake Jay Jacobs. It specialized in trendy clothing for teens, mainly targeting girls. ...more

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Jeep is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Automobile Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that is a division of FCA US LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The former Chrysler Corporation acquired the Jeep brand, along ...more

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Joannou & Paraskevaides is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Joannou & Paraskevaides Construction Joannou & Paraskevaides is a Cyprus based international building, civil and electromechanical engineering contractor with a strong involvement in the energy and industrial sectors with five ...more

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Maule Air is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Maule Air Maule Air, Inc. is a manufacturer of light, single-engined, short take-off and landing aircraft, based in Moultrie, Georgia, USA. Maule has delivered 2,500 aircraft in its first 50 years of

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Micro Precision Products is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Micro Precision Products Micro Precision Products Ltd was a British optical company that between 1941 and 1982 produced cameras and related equipment. MPP was formed in 1941 to sell equipment produced by Celestion Ltd.; ...more

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BlueShore Financial is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Finance, Financial Services BlueShore Financial is a credit union in Canada with over 40,000 clients and $3.0 billion in assets under administration. Headquartered in the city of North Vancouver, British Columbia, ...more

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Pay 'n Save is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Retail Pay 'n Save was a retail company founded by Monte Lafayette Bean in Seattle, Washington; 1940. Over the years, Pay 'n Save was the leading drug store chain in Washington and was the owner ...more

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Petrol Ofisi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Petrol Ofisi Petroleum industry, Energy industry OMV Petrol Ofisi A.Ş. is Turkey's leading fuel products distribution and lubricants company. It is owned by Austria's OMV. Petrol Ofisi today has 3000 fuel stations, 10 fuel terminals, 2 LPG ...more

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Roy Morgan Research is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Roy Morgan Research Marketing Roy Morgan Research is an Australian market research company headquartered in Melbourne. It was founded in 1941 by Roy Morgan; its Executive Chairman today is his son, Gary Morgan; CEO is ...more

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SATA Air Açores is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Airline SATA Air Açores is an airline based in São Sebastião, Ponta Delgada in the Azores, Portugal. It operates scheduled passenger, cargo and mail services around the Azores. It ...more

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Tokyo Metro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Tokyo Metro Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd., most commonly known as Tokyo Metro, is a rapid transit system in the special wards of Tokyo Prefecture. Although it is not the only rapid transit system operating in ...more

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UAZ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Automotive industry UAZ is an automobile manufacturer based in Ulyanovsk, Russia which manufactures off-road vehicles, buses and trucks. It is best known for the UAZ-469 utility vehicle, which has seen wide use as ...more

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VELUX is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
VELUX Velux Company Ltd is a 2006 Queen's Awards Winner.

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Voestalpine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
Steelmaking voestalpine AG is an international steel based technology and capital goods group based in Linz, Austria. The company is active in steel, automotive, railway systems, profilform and tool steel ...more

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VSMPO-AVISMA is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in 1941
VSMPO-AVISMA Mining VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, where VSMPO stands for Verkhnesaldinskoye metallurgicheskoye proizvodstvennoye ob'yedineniye, is the world's largest titanium producer. Located in Verkhnyaya Salda, ...more