Archive for the ‘Mississippi 100 Private Companies’ Category

Read the 2011 Mississippi 100 special issue of the MBJ online

The 2011 Mississippi 100, the state’s only ranking of Mississippi private companies, is available now. Find out if the top five revenue producers from the 2010 list are the same. Also see which companies are making their first appearance on the list and which one’s made the biggest jumps. Flip through the digital version below: [...]

Top Private Companies

by Published: October 17,2010

Tags: Top Private Companies

Doing what they’ve always done A look at Mississippi’s top five earning companies Oil, construction, lighting, electronics and cotton. These are the biggest industries in Mississippi for privately held companies, and you can read more about these across the nest several pages. The Top 5 revenue-producing companies have been doing what they do for a […] [...]

Leading Private Companies: No. 1 — Ergon Inc.

by Published: October 17,2010

Tags: Ergon Inc., Leading Private Companies

$3.1 Billion (Last year No. 1) Headquartered in Jackson, Ergon Inc. and its subsidiaries of petroleum-related enterprises began in 1954 when its chairman, Leslie B. Lampton, founded Lampton Oil Company. Ergon started as a petroleum retailer with only two employees and has evolved into a network of market-leading companies employing nearly 3,000 people. The Mississippi […] [...]

Leading Private Companies: No. 2 — The Yates Companies Inc.

$1.3 Billion (Last year No. 2) William Gully Yates and William Gully Yates Jr. of Philadelphia, Miss., founded W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company in 1963. That company has grown into a business with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. The Yates Companies Inc. comprises the original construction division and five subsidiaries: > Blaine […] [...]

Leading Private Companies: No. 3 — Howard Industries Inc.

by Published: October 17,2010

Tags: Howard Industries Inc., Leading Private Companies

$900 Million (Last year No. 3) Established in 1968, Howard Industries has grown to become a billion-dollar company with sales in 120 foreign countries. Howard Industries manufactures and sells distribution and power transformers, regulators, ballast, indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures, lamp bulbs and over 190,000 electronic and computer products. Howard also has a transportation company. […] [...]

Leading Private Companies: No. 4 — Staplcotn

by Published: October 17,2010

Tags: Leading Private Companies, Staplcotn

$625 Million (Last year No. 5) Formed in 1921 with the name Staple Cotton Cooperative Association, Staplcotn was a response to marketing problems experienced by Mississippi Delta cotton farmers. Based in Greenwood, formerly known as the Cotton Capital of the World, Staplcotn is the oldest and one of the largest cotton marketing cooperatives in the […] [...]

Leading Private Companies: No. 5 — Stuart C. Irby Company

by Published: October 17,2010

Tags: Leading Private Companies, Stuart C. Irby Company

$612 Million Founded in 1926 by Mississippian Stuart C. Irby, the Stuart C. Irby Co. is an electrical distributor with a goal of developing high-value relationships with customers, saving them money and helping them avoid low-bid relationships with multiple vendors. Irby distributes some 45,000 electrical products to electrical utilities, industrial customers and commercial builders from […] [...]

Godwin relies on experience, adaptation

by Published: October 17,2010

Tags: GodwinGroup, Leading Private Companies

Middle of the Pack snapshot: No. 87 Handling public affairs like their own is what group has historically been known for With 73 years of experience in advertising, GodwinGroup stays ahead of the curve by providing sophisticated services while adapting to the evolving digital marketing world. “The secret to our success is our being able […] [...]

List mirrors large segment of state economy

by Published: October 17,2010

Tags: privately held companies, The Mississippi 100, Top 100

At 21 years old, The Top 100 is still the only definitive gauge of the most successful companies in state The Mississippi Business Journal began its annual Top 100 ranking in 1989. Twenty-one years later, “The Mississippi 100” is still the only definitive ranking of Mississippi’s top privately held companies. The list is a mirror of a […] [...]

Dunlap: We don’t participate in recessions

by Published: October 19,2009

Tags: Dunlap & Kyle Company Inc., Gateway Tire Center

Family-owned tire company has continued to grow and get stronger through the years   Tires are where the rubber meets the road,, literally and figuratively, for Dunlap & Kyle Company Inc. From humble beginnings nearly 80 years ago to its present status as a multi-million-dollar corporation, this homegrown company is again ranked in the top […] [...]

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