Monday, August 20, 2018

22 Companies Celebrate 105 Years in Business


Companies founded in 1913 have survived for over a century. Representing several different industries, all but one (Chlorox) are privately-owned and 16 are generational family-owned companies. Congratulations go out to the following firms on this remarkable accomplishment!

A.F. Wendling, Buckhannon WV, food services, 3rd generation

Adkisson's Floral, Greenville TX, retail florist, 3rd generation

Benson Lumber and Hardware, Derry NH, lumber and building materials, 4th generation

Builders Alliance, Bellingham WA, lumber and building materials, private

Buis Mattress, Holland MI, manufacturing and retail furniture, 4th generation

Chapel Lumber, Elmira NY, lumber and building materials, private

Chlorox, Oakland CA, household products, public

Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, Franklin IN, funeral services, 3rd generation

Gamtex Industries, Fort Worth TX, metal recycling, 4th generation

Hub Furniture, Portland ME, retail furniture, 3rd and 4th generations

IMLO Products, Jacksonville IL, wholesale gas and chemicals, 4th generation

Interlake Steamship Company, Middleburg Heights OH, transportation operators, 2nd generation

Lokers Shoes, Holland MI, retail footwear, 4th and 5th generations

Maco Press, Carmel IN, printing and publishing, 2nd generation

Messenger Stationery, Auburn IN, printing and publishing, private

Parker Milliken, Los Angeles CA, legal services, private

San Francisco Floral, Fresno CA, retail florist, 3rd and 4th generations

Schott NYC, New York City NY, manufacturing apparel (including iconic motorcycle jackets), 4th generation

Taylor's Bakery, Indianapolis IN, retail bakery, 4th generation

Whayne Supply Company, Louisville KY, retail equipment rental

Woodson Lumber, Caldwell TX, lumber and building materials, 3rd and 4th generation

Y. Hata & Company, Honolulu HI, wholesale grocery products, 3rd generation

Want to know the secrets to business longevity? Over ten years of research on Century Club companies reveals statistically significant practices leaders of these firms believe have enabled their survival for over a century. Read about it in "Lessons from Century Club Companies: Managing for Long-Term Success," available on

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