Schurman Fine Papers, which operates American Greetings, Carlton Cards, and Papyrus retail stores, offers specialty gift products such as greeting cards, stationary, gift wrap, and other paper products. Its retail network consists of more than 500 stores located throughout the US and Canada. More than 170 of its stores operate under the Papyrus name, a brand on which the company was originally built (the brand was sold to American Greetings in 2009). Schurman Fine Papers was founded in 1950 by Marcel and Margrit Schurman; their daughter Dominique Schurman now heads the company.
Spanx, Inc. makes footless and footed hosiery, tights, and body shapers to give its customers a slim and smooth look with any style shoe. Spanx also sells bras (Bra-llelujah!), slips (Hide & Sleek), panties (Power Panties), and lined apparel (Bod-a-Bing!). The firm's products are sold at such retailers as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and Bloomingdale's. Discounter Target developed ASSETS (bodyshaping hosiery) with Spanx in 2006; they're also sold at www.loveassets.com. Company founder Sara Blakely is credited with inventing footless pantyhose. In 1998, she founded Spanx with $5,000 of her own savings and patented her footless body-shaping pantyhose.
GE has a strong set of global businesses in infrastructure, finance and media aligned to meet today’s needs, including the demand for global infrastructure; growing and changing demographics that need access to healthcare, finance, and information and entertainment; and environmental technologies.The company produces aircraft engines, locomotives and other transportation equipment, kitchen and laundry appliances, lighting, electric distribution and control equipment, generators and turbines, and medical imaging equipment. GE is also one of the preeminent financial services companies in the US. General Electric Capital, comprising commercial finance, consumer finance, aircraft leasing, real estate, and energy financial services, is its largest segment. Other operations include the NBC television network.
Streamlight, Inc. manufactures a wide range of professional flashlights, lanterns, and headlamps for law enforcement, fire, industrial, outdoor, and automotive applications. Streamlight's products have virtually indestructible plastic cases and can maintain reliable high powered luminosity in extreme heat and cold environments. The company's lights are also waterproof to a depth of up to 200 feet. Streamlight also makes a line of rechargeable flashlights.
Cooper Industries origins extend back more than 170 years to a small iron foundry in Mount Vernon, Ohio, started by brothers Charles and Elias Cooper in 1833. Today, Cooper Industries has become a leading worldwide manufacturer of electrical products and tools and hardware.Cooper Industries, Ltd. is a global manufacturer, with 2007 revenues of $5.9 billion, approximately 87 percent of which are from electrical products. Incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, Cooper employs approximately 31,000 people and operates eight divisions: Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Safety, Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Wiring Devices and Cooper Tools Group. Cooper Connection provides a common marketing and selling platform for Cooper's sales to electrical distributors.
MBI Inc. direct marketing company offers a multitude of collectible items that range from porcelain Shirley Temple dolls and a sculpture of the ill-fated RMS Titanic to official First Day of Issue covers for new US stamps, die-cast sports cars, jewelry, and leather-bound books. The items generally are accompanied by monthly payment installment plans. MBI creates and markets more than 500 new products each year under its Danbury Mint, The Easton Press, and The Postal Commemorative Society divisions. It is one of the leading magazine advertisers in the US and has a mailing list of more than 10 million names.
Acorn Powell Limited specialise in the manufacture and supply of Stainless Steel products. Their expertise covers a broad spectrum of building technologies, regulations and applications. Recent major projects have included washroom facilities for numerous schools, supermarket plumbing systems for Waitrose, fitting out a major shipyard in the Middle East and facilities for an army barracks complex.Acorn Powell equips everything from prisons to high-end hotels with its wide range of stainless steel appliances and fixtures. Its sinks, urinals, toilets, drinking fountains, kitchenettes, wash basins, and other plumbing systems are used in in commercial, residential, and institutional applications. The company distributes seven lines: Apinox Range, Neo-Metro, Whitehall Manufacturing, Acorn Aqua, Murdock Drinking Fountains, AcornVac, and Intra. Acorn Powell does business online and though mail order, but it also has a showroom at its Gloucester offices.
GenCorp is a major technology-based manufacturing company headquartered in Sacramento, California. GenCorp’s two businesses, Aerojet and Real Estate, concentrate on two principal market areas: aerospace and defense, and real estate.GenCorp has been in business for the better part of a century. Established in 1915, GenCorp was formerly the General Tire & Rubber Company. The name change was implemented in 1984 when GenCorp was formed as a parent holding company. In a subsequent restructuring, the company exited the tire business by divesting General Tire. In 1999, GenCorp spun off its Decorative & Building Products and Performance Chemicals businesses into
a separate, publicly-traded company called OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
Based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Asta Funding, Inc., is a leading consumer receivable asset management company that specializes in the purchase, management and liquidation of performing and non-performing consumer receivables. Asta generates revenues and earnings primarily through the purchase and collection of performing and non-performing consumer receivables that have typically been either charged-off by the credit grantors or not considered to be prime receivables. These receivables include MasterCard, Visa and other credit card accounts issued by banks and other consumer loans issued by credit grantors. Asta may also purchase bulk receivable portfolios that include both distressed and non-conforming loans.
Annin & Co is the world’s oldest and largest flag manufacturer. Starting from a sail loft in downtown New York City making signal flags for sailing ships in the 1820’s, Annin incorporated in 1847 and has since grown to four manufacturing locations. Annin now has worldwide distribution. As the official flag manufacturer to the United Nations, Annin’s international flags are the standards for exactness, followed by the rest of the world. Every state flag is exact according to specifications. Annin now manufactures over 10,000 different flags and flag accessories.
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