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Companies Founded in 1972

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1972; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
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    Aerocaribe was an airline based in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. It was a regional affiliate of Mexicana operating services under the Mexicana Inter banner and codeshares with its parent company. It...  more
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    Aerovías Quisqueyana

    Aerovías Nacionales Quisqueyana, also known as just Quisqueyana, was an airline from the Dominican Republic, which was based at Las Américas International Airport, Santo Domingo during the 1960s to...  more
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    Air Botswana

    Air Botswana Corporation is Botswana's state-owned national flag carrier, with its headquarters is located in Gaborone. It operates scheduled domestic and regional flights from its main base at Sir...  more
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    Alacer Corp.

    Alacer Corp. is a manufacturer of dietary supplements, including Emergen-C, located in Foothill Ranch, California....  more
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    The ALDO Group is a private Canadian corporation that owns and operates a worldwide chain of shoe and accessory stores. The company was founded by Aldo Bensadoun in Montreal, Quebec, in 1972, where...  more
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    All Japan Pro Wrestling roster

    Professional wrestling
    This is a list of professional wrestlers who currently wrestle for All Japan Pro Wrestling, as well as a list of notable alumni. The current roster consists of the Home Unit, freelancers, gaijins and...  more
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    American Urban Radio Networks

    The American Urban Radio Networks is the result of a merger between the National Black Network, founded by Unity Broadcasting in 1973, and the Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, founded in 1972....  more
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    Aracruz Celulose S.A.

    Aracruz Celulose S.A. was a Brazilian manufacturer of pulp and paper. In 2009 the company merged with VCP and renamed Fibria. The new company maintained its headquarters in Sao Paulo, and is a...  more
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    Avioane Craiova

    Arms industry, Aerospace
    Avioane Craiova S.A. is an aeronautical company based in Ghercești, near Craiova, Romania....  more
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    Banco Português de Investimento

    Financial Services
    Banco Português de Investimento, English: Portuguese Investment Bank is a major privately owned bank in Portugal. The bank's shares are listed in the Euronext Lisbon's PSI-20 stock index. It runs the...  more
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    Bass Pro Shops is a privately-held retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor recreation merchandise, known for stocking a wide selection of gear....  more
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    Financial Services
    BayernLB or Bayerische Landesbank is a publicly regulated bank based in Munich, Germany and one of the eight Landesbanken. It is 94% owned by the free state of Bavaria and 6% owned by the...  more
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    BE&K, Inc., based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a global engineering and construction company. BE&K is named after its founders Peter Bolvig, William Edmonds, and Ted Kennedy and was founded in 1972...  more
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    Biman Bangladesh Airlines, partly transcribed from English into Bengali and the other way around, commonly known as Biman, is the national flag carrier of Bangladesh. Its main hub is at Shahjalal...  more
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    Boardroom, Inc.

    Boardroom, Inc. is an American newsletter publishing company. It was founded in 1972 by Martin Edelston, who served as the company's chairman until his death on Oct 2 2013. The company is a member of...  more
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    Bridgeman Art Library

    The Bridgeman Art Library, based in London, Paris, New York and Berlin, provides one of the largest archives for reproductions of works of art in the world. Founded in 1972 by Harriet Bridgeman, the...  more
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    Brisa – Auto-estradas de Portugal

    Construction, Highway
    Brisa – Auto-estradas de Portugal, S.A. is Portugal-based international transportation company. The group's largest business area is highway management, in which it is the largest concessionaire in...  more
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    British Arab Commercial Bank

    The British Arab Commercial Bank Limited, based in London, England, is a wholesale banking institution providing trade and project finance in the MENA region and a number of surrounding markets. The...  more
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    Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation is an American national off price retailer, with 540 stores in 44 states and Puerto Rico, with its corporate headquarters located in Burlington Township,...  more
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    Carib Aviation

    Carib Aviation was an airline based in Antigua and Barbuda....  more
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    Carnival Corporation & plc

    Hospitality, Hotel
    Carnival Corporation & plc is a British-American registered multinational cruise company, and the world's largest cruise ship operator. Carnival is a dual listed company, with headquarters at...  more
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    Carnival Cruise Lines is a British-American owned cruise line, based in Doral, Florida, a suburb of Miami in the United States. Originally an independent company founded in 1972 by Ted Arison, the...  more
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    Cascade Designs

    Cascade Designs is an American company specializing in outdoor recreation products. It is located in Seattle, Washington, and was founded in 1972 by two former Boeing engineers, who were avid...  more
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    Clear Channel Communications

    Mass media, Radio Broadcasting Stations
    Clear Channel Communications is a theater company....  more
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    Clos Du Val Winery

    Clos Du Val Winery is a winery in the Stags Leap District of California's Napa Valley. The winery was founded by two men who were born into the French wine business, John Goelet and Bernard Portet....  more