Archive for the ‘Mississippi 100 Private Companies’ Category

Finding upside in a down economy

A diverse lineup of companies navigated their way into this year’s Mississippi 100 listing. Some took well-traveled routes to reach the list while others found somewhat less conventional ways to get there. However, they all shared an inhospitable economic climate that added gravity to each decision and step along the way. Some Mississippi companies cut […] [...]

Still on top

While the 2011 version of the Mississippi 100 has many new names, the top five revenue-producers remain unchanged from 2010. The “big five” in order are Ergon Inc. of Jackson, The Yates Companies Inc. of Philadelphia, Staplcotn of Greenwood, Howard Industries Inc. of Laurel and Irby Company of Jackson. The only change from last year […] [...]

There are many reasons for not being on list

by Published: October 16,2011

Tags: bought out, Mississippi 100, name change, not on list

Every year new companies make the MBJ Top 100, and, for various reasons, others fall off. Two companies missing from the list this year are the Treutel Insurance Agency and the company formerly listed at Hudson Salvage Inc. The Treutel Insurance Agency of Bay St. Louis, which recently celebrated its 85th anniversary, was sold this […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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