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Companies Founded in St. Louis

Updated October 13, 2018 8.6k views23 items

List of notable businesses founded in St. Louis, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in St. Louis. The famous St. Louis companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful St. Louis company's names to find out even more about them.

This list is made up of a variety of items, including Panera Bread and Monsanto.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in St. Louis?" and "What are the biggest St. Louis companies?"

If you're a St. Louis native then this list of the biggest St. Louis companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from St. Louis.
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    Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Anheuser-Busch

    Malt Beverages, Brewing
    Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. is an American brewing company and a wholly owned subsidiary of... more on Wikipedia
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    Baldor Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Baldor Electric Company

    Manufacturing, Motors and Generators
    Baldor Electric Company markets, designs, and manufactures industrial electric motors,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Dyke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Dyke

    Established in St.Louis in 1899 by A.L.Dyke, Dyke was the first American auto parts business.... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Eagle Industries is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Eagle Industries

    Broadwoven Fabric Mills, Broadwoven Fabric Mills
    Eagle Industries makes tactical gear for the military and law enforcement.  The company was...
  • 5
    Express Scripts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Express Scripts

    Health Care, Pharmacies and Drug Stores
    Express Scripts Holding Company is a Fortune 100 company as of 2013, the 20th-largest in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    HOK is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    HOK

    Architectural Services, Engineering
    HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and urban planning firm. As of 2015, HOK is... more on Wikipedia
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    KMOV-TV, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    KMOV-TV, Inc.

    KMOV-TV, Inc is a Belo Corp Subsidary, Inc. It owns the Gateway Tower at the KMOV Studios in...
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    Lemp Brewery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Lemp Brewery

    Alcoholic beverage
    The Lemp Brewery was a beer brewing company established in 1840 in St. Louis, Missouri that... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Lighting One is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Lighting One

    Retail
    Lighting One is an American company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Owned by CCA... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Linuxgruven is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Linuxgruven

    Consultant
    Linuxgruven was a technical services firm that was designed to specialize in work with the... more on Wikipedia
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    Monsanto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Monsanto

    Agriculture, Chemical industry
    Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    MYNAH Technologies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    MYNAH Technologies

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    Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis
    Nestlé Purina Petcare is a St. Louis, Missouri-based subsidiary of Nestlé. It produces and... more on Wikipedia
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    Panera Bread is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Panera Bread

    Restaurant, Bakery
    Panera Bread is a chain of bakery-café fast casual restaurants in the United States and... more on Wikipedia
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    U.S. Bancorp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    U.S. Bancorp

    Financial Services, National Commercial Banks
    U.S. Bancorp is an American diversified financial services holding company headquartered in... more on Wikipedia
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    Ralcorp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Ralcorp

    Food industry
    Ralcorp Holdings is a manufacturer of various food products, including breakfast cereal,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis
    Rawlings is a sports equipment manufacturing company in the United States. It was founded in... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Redxpress is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Redxpress

    Software, Publishing
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    Six3six Studios is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Six3six Studios

    Video game
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    Starr's Market is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Starr's Market

    Restaurant
    Starr's Market, was founded in 1979 and is the oldest wine store in St. Louis. Starr's Wine is... more on Wikipedia
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    The Timken Company is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    The Timken Company

    Manufacturing, Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturing
    The Timken Company is a global manufacturer of bearings, and related components and... more on Wikipedia
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    Venture Stores is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis
    Venture Stores, Inc. was a chain of retail stores aimed at the discount department store... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Vivid Sky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in St. Louis

    Vivid Sky

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