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August 19, 2016

Carrollton’s Presence on the Fortune 500

i-6J9Cdsb-X3The City of Carrollton is often known for its Historic Downtown, miles of trails, family friendly environment, and its accessible location.  But, what many don’t know is that the City has another side, one which includes a thriving corporate community, consisting of divisions and branches of some of the world’s most well-known corporations.  Carrollton’s diverse business community is well represented on the 2016 Fortune 500 List released this summer, with 22 Carrollton companies being represented by 18 of the Fortune’s 500.  These companies have chosen Carrollton from which to operate; a choice that is benefitted by our location, transportation system, favorable tax structure, access to qualified workforce, and competitive real estate market.

i-cBZtM7S-X3Further contributing to our tax base and overall economy, these companies conduct business between one another and with other Carrollton companies.  Of the City’s reported annual $1.3 billion in taxable sales for 2015, it is estimated that over 80% is generated by the services/wholesale sector vs. the traditional retail/restaurant/ entertainment sector.  So, it is on many levels that these companies have a noticeable impact on our community.  While many Fortune 500 retailers are represented in Carrollton (Wal-Mart, CVS, Kroger, Bank of America), the list below provides a “behind the scenes” look at the side of these global corporations that develops, distributes, stores, markets and manufacturers their respective products within their corporate structures.  

 

The following Carrollton companies made the list:  

Company

Industry

Type

Parent Company

Fortune 500 Ranking

American Tile and Stone

Tile-Ceramic Distributors (Wholesale)

Subsidiary

Berkshire Hathaway

4

Aramark

Food Service Mgmt./Coffee Break Service & Supplier

Branch

Aramark

199

AVAD LLC

Home Theatre Systems/Electronic Equip. & Sys. (Wholesale)

Subsidiary

Ingram Micro

64

Avery Dennison Corp.

Adhesives & Sealants (Mfgrs.) paper Converters, Labels

Branch

Avery Dennison

435

Carrier Corporation

Air Conditioning Contractors & Systems

Subsidiary

United Technologies

45

CH2M Hill

Engineers-Consulting

Branch

CH2M Hill

478

ConAgra Foods

Prepared Flour, Mixes & Doughs (Mfgrs.)

Branch

ConAgra Foods

176

CORT Furniture Rental

Furniture-Renting-Leasing

Subsidiary

Berkshire Hathaway

4

Five Star Chevrolet

Auto Dealer-New Cars

Branch

Berkshire Hathaway

4

Halliburton

Oil Field Services, Assembly & Fabricating Services (Mfgrs.)

Branch

Halliburton

117

International Paper

Paper Manufacturers-Corrugated Boxes

Branch

International Paper

127

L-3 Unmanned Systems

Aerospace Industries (Mfgrs.) Engineers-Aeronautics-Technical

Subsidiary

L-3 Communications Holdings

245

McKesson Pharmaceutical Consultants

Pharmaceutical Products (Wholesale)

Branch

McKesson

5

Meisel Photographic Corp.

Photo Finishing (Wholesale), Commercial Photo Lab

Subsidiary

R.R .Donnelley & Sons

255

PPG Paints

Paint-Retail/Manufacturers (Wholesale), Wallpaper & Wallcoverings

Subsidiary

PPG Industries

182

Ruskin Rooftop Systems

Roofing Contractors, Air Conditioning Supplies & Parts (Mfgrs.)

Subsidiary

Johnson Controls

70

Sanmina

Printed & Etched Circuits (Mfrs.), E-Commerce

Branch

Sanmina Corp.

408

Tri-Ed Distribution

Security Control Equip. & Systems (Wholesale) Electric Contractors, Dist. Services

Subsidiary

Anixter International

391

Weyerhaeuser

Lumber Manufacturers (Wholesale)

Branch

Weyerhaeuser

373

HONORABLE MENTION

G6 Hospitality LLC

Hotel & Motel Mgmt., E-Commerce, Franchising

Subsidiary

Blackstone Group

536

Hilton National Sales

Marketing Programs & Services, Hotel & Motel Mgmt.

Branch

Blackstone Group

536

Hilton Reservations Worldwide

Motel & Hotel Reservations

Branch

Blackstone Group

536

 

i-57W5GZz-X3To highlight a few of Carrollton’s Fi-57W5GZz-X3ortune 500 connections, PPG Paints produces and distributes latex paints for the home improvement and retail paint industries from its Carrollton location.  The Carrollton PPG Plant began operating in 1960 and manufactures worldwide recognized brands such as Glidden.  PPG Carrollton is a subsidiary of PPG Paints Corporate, which operates in over 70 countries with 2015 net sales of $15.3 billion. 

Additionally, Sanmina is a global electronics manufacturing services provider and one of the world’s largest independent manufacturers of printed circuit boards and backplanes.  Sanmina Carrollton is considered one of Sanmina’s Optical Centers of Excellence, providing design, testing and assembly of state of the art optical modules and subsystems.  Sanmina has held it’s ranking on the Fortune 500 list for 15 years.  

i-fP845hc-X3A subsidiary of the Blackstone Group, G6 Hospitality LLC is headquartered here in Carrollton.  G6 owns, operates, and franchises over 1,300 economy lodging locations under the household brands of Motel 6 and Studio 6 Extended Stay.  Just last year, G6 was rated one of the top 10 hospitality companies according to Hotel Management’s Top Hospitality Company rankings. 

The City congratulates all these companies for their success and is pleased to provide an environment in which they may continue to thrive. 

You may visit http://beta.fortune.com/fortune500 to view the full list of Fortune 500 companies. 

For questions or comments regarding this article, please contact Andrea Roy, Economic Development Manager, Andrea.roy@cityofcarrollton.com.


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