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Companies Founded in 1980

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1980; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
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    Air Courier Services
    ABX Air, Inc., formerly Airborne Express, is a cargo airline headquartered at Wilmington Air Park near the City of Wilmington, Ohio, USA. ABX Air operates scheduled, ad hoc charter and ACMI freight...  more
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    Air Transportation, Nonscheduled
    Air Methods, Corp. is an American publicly owned emergency medical services helicopter operator with its corporate headquarters on the property of Centennial Airport, physically in Dove Valley CDP,...  more
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    Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. or simply Couche-Tard is one of the largest company-owned convenience store operators in the world with more than 13,000 stores across Canada, the United States, Europe,...  more
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    Alpro is a company based in Belgium that markets organic and non-organic, non-genetically modified, soy based food and drink products. It employs about 750 people and has manufacturing plants in...  more
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    Furniture, Manufacturing
    American Woodmark, Kitchen and Bath cabinet manufacturer, headquartered in Winchester, Virginia. The company operates 14 manufacturing facilities, in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland,...  more
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    Biotechnology, Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing
    Amgen is an American multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. Located in the Conejo Valley, Amgen is the world's largest independent biotechnology firm. In...  more
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    Antenna International is a company that produces audio tours and multimedia interpretation for many museums, art galleries and heritage sites around the world....  more
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    Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
    Applebee’s International, Inc., is an American company which develops, franchises, and operates the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurant chain. As of December 2011, there were 2,019...  more
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    Arab Banking Corporation was incorporated as a Bahrain joint stock company on 17 January 1980 through a special decree by the Amir of Bahrain. It obtained an offshore banking unit licence from the...  more
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    Software, Computer
    Ardence, a Citrix Company, is a technology company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with representatives in Washington, D.C.; Virginia Beach, VA; Chicago, IL; Denton, TX; and Europe, Middle...  more
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    Aerospace
    Arianespace SA is a French-based multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane 5...  more
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    Venture capital financing
    We invest in technology and life sciences businesses in the U.S. and Europe through our offices in Boston, London, Munich, and Paris. We don’t just invest in companies. We partner with them. Our...  more
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    Augsburg Airways was a regional airline from Germany. A member of Team Lufthansa and its successor Lufthansa Regional, it operated feeder services at Munich Airport on behalf of Lufthansa....  more
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    Austereo Radio Network formerly operated commercial radio networks in metropolitan and regional areas of Australia. On 6 April 2011, Southern Cross Media purchased a majority of the company and is in...  more
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    Ballistic Recovery Systems is a manufacturer of aircraft ballistic parachutes. The company was formed in 1980 by Boris Popov of Saint Paul, Minnesota after he survived a 400-foot fall in a partially...  more
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    Pharmaceutical industry
    Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd, also known as Beximco Pharma, is a pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh. It is part of the Beximco Group of Companies. Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading...  more
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    Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers, Accident and Health Insurance
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    Botswana Telecommunications Corporation is a telecommunications and Internet service provider in Botswana. BTC is headquartered in Gaborone. It provides telecommunications services all over the...  more
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    Restaurant, Hospitality
    Brewers Fayre is a chain of around 200 licensed family and casual dining pub restaurants in the United Kingdom, owned by Whitbread. They are known for serving traditional British pub food, including...  more
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    Brøderbund Software, Inc. was an American maker of video games, educational software and The Print Shop productivity tools. It was best known as the original creator and publisher of the Carmen...  more
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    Video game, Video game industry
    Bug-Byte Software Ltd. was a company founded in 1980 by Tony Baden and Tony Milner, two Oxford chemistry graduates. It was one of the first to develop a range of 8-bit computer games during the early...  more
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    Petroleum industry
    Cairn Energy plc is an independent Scottish oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Edinburgh. It has operational interests in Albania, Bangladesh, Greenland, Nepal and...  more
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    Private equity
    Candover Investments plc is a British-based private equity firm, specialising in arranging and leading large buyouts and buyins. Candover Investments is structured as an investment trust. Candover...  more