Thursday, December 21, 2017

53 U.S. Companies Celebrated 100 Years in Business in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, it's time to celebrate the companies who turned 100 this year. This is an amazing accomplishment - less than 1/2 of 1% of companies in the U.S. are 100 years or older. Interesting to note, over 92% of the companies hitting the century mark this year are private and 65% are still in the same family: 15 third generation, 16 fourth generation, and one run by 5th generation family.

The largest industry category for these new Century Club members is retail, at 38.5% (including restaurants and bars); 19% manufacturing; 17% services; 5% wholesale; and a few in architecture/construction or transportation.

Here is the list! (Please post a comment if you know a company celebrating 100 years in business in 2017 that is not mentioned here.)

Acme Group  Bloomfield HillsMI
American Coney Island Detroit MI
Belair Road Supply Baltimore MD
Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors Missoula MT
Books-A-Million Birmingham AL
Brown's Automotive Group Patchogue NY
California Cedar Products  Stockton CA
Capel Rugs Troy NC
Carolina Beverage  Salisbury NC
Central Grocers Joliet IL
Century Fence Pewaukee WI
Chicago Clock Co Clarendon Hills IL
Chris' Hotdogs Montgomery AL
Christie's Seafood & Steaks Houston TX
City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Norman OK
Collier Drug Stores Fayettville AR
Cooper's Foods Chaska MN
Crystal Plaza Group Livingston NJ
E.W. Smith Insurance  Wyandotte MI
Eide Bailly Fargo ND
Fellowes Brands Itasca IL
G&L Clothing Des Moines IA
Goudy Brothers Boiler Company Kokomo IN
HDR, Inc. Omaha NE
Heiser Automotive Milwaukee WI
LEWCO Sandusky OH
Liberty Store Auburn NY
McCurry Furniture Warrior AL

McFarlane Manufacturing

Meloro & Sons

Sauk City

North Arlington



Mrs. Sassard's

North Charleston SC
Omaha Steaks Omaha NE
O'Neill Plumbing Seattle WA
Oshkosh Corp Oshkosh WI
Parker Hannifin Cleveland OH
Perona Farms Andover NJ
Perry's Market Norwood NY
Puritan Backroom Manchester NH
Radio Flyer Chicago IL
Rainbow Bakery Cranston RI
RMX Freight Systems Roseville OH
Rulli Brothers Youngstown OH
San Antonio Winery Los Angeles CA
SpartanNash Byron Center MI
Stanco Metal Products Grand Haven MI
Sterling Grocery  Princeton WV
Sunsweet Growers Yuba City CA
Todaro Bros. New York City NY
Vinson & Elkins Houston TX
Washington Federal Seattle WA
Wm. Miller's Sons Allison Park PA
Wolverine Mutual Insurance Dowagiac MI
Ziker Cleaners Mishawaka IN