GE has a strong set of global businesses in infrastructure, finance and media aligned to meet today’s needs, including the demand for global infrastructure; growing and changing demographics that need access to healthcare, finance, and information and entertainment; and environmental technologies.The company produces aircraft engines, locomotives and other transportation equipment, kitchen and laundry appliances, lighting, electric distribution and control equipment, generators and turbines, and medical imaging equipment. GE is also one of the preeminent financial services companies in the US. General Electric Capital, comprising commercial finance, consumer finance, aircraft leasing, real estate, and energy financial services, is its largest segment. Other operations include the NBC television network.
Watkins Incorporated manufactures more than 350 natural products, including body lotions and bath salts, organic dish soaps and bathroom cleaners, and organic black pepper and vanilla extracts. Watkins, which distributes its products in the US, Canada, the UK, and the Philippines, sells through retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods, as well as through its e-commerce Web site. Owned by chairman Irwin L. Jacobs since 1978, Watkins' roots go back to the 1860s.
Schurman Fine Papers, which operates American Greetings, Carlton Cards, and Papyrus retail stores, offers specialty gift products such as greeting cards, stationary, gift wrap, and other paper products. Its retail network consists of more than 500 stores located throughout the US and Canada. More than 170 of its stores operate under the Papyrus name, a brand on which the company was originally built (the brand was sold to American Greetings in 2009). Schurman Fine Papers was founded in 1950 by Marcel and Margrit Schurman; their daughter Dominique Schurman now heads the company.
Container Marketing, Inc. manufactures and wholesales chairs, tables, bar stools, buffet tables, dining room tables, and curio cases for all areas of the home. Primarily, CMI uses metal, wood, fabric, and leather in its designs. It expanded its portfolio in recent years to include beds. Its various product lines are on display online and at its showroom in High Point, North Carolina, but are available throughout the US only through authorized dealers. CMI's division, Designer's Choice, specializes in manufacturing parson's chairs in the US.
Barjan is a business built on the quality of its people. They are what make Barjan an industry leader and put real value into our brand. Honesty, trustworthiness, loyalty: these aren’t just words, they are what we are, whether we’re answering a customer’s question or planning an event for our vendors. The resilience of our company is a facet of the flexibility to face problems head on and find solutions that work for our customers. Communicating with people from within as well as outside their company builds lasting relationships. The achievement of the excellence that the Barjan brand represents is accomplished as a team, one with the shared goal of earning the respect of those they serve.The company is a leading distributor of general merchandise (automotive accessories, chemicals and additives, consumer electronics, novelty products, books, videos, and music) to travel centers (truck stops, travel centers, convenience stores) and car washes throughout North America. It makes and supplies more than 8,000 items under brands such as Astatic (cables and microphones), Barjan (office supplies and traveler accessories), Diesel Electronics (mirror mounts and connectors), Tracker (cellular products), Trucker Tough (locks and tools), and Wilson Antenna. The company is owned by investment firm Monomoy Capital Partners.
Unilever is a top maker of packaged consumer goods worldwide, Unilever operates in many global markets, such as Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and Western Europe. The company's products cover several categories, including savory, dressings, and spreads; ice cream and beverages; personal care; and home care. Unilever's brands include popular names Axe, Dove, Pond's, Suave, Vaseline, Signal, Slim Fast, TIGI, Lipton, Ben & Jerry's, Breyers, and Country Crock, among others. Unilever is part of the Unilever Group owned by the Netherlands-based Unilever N.V. and UK-based Unilever PLC.
The Unilever UK unit manufactures and distributes consumer products organized along its foods, home, and personal care subsidiaries. To this end, Unilever UK manages a vast products portfolio of noteworthy names. Its foods business includes such brands as Bertolli, Cornetto, Marmite, Sunsilk, Cif, and Persil. The company also boasts some 40 laundry, household cleaning, and health and beauty brands, which are sold under the labels Lynx, Persil, Domestos, and Dove, among others. The company consolidated its UK subsidiaries in 2007 and it operates them from its Leatherhead headquarters.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Kwalu was founded in 1984. For over two decades, Kwalu have been active partners with their clients in solving industry-wide seating and furniture dilemmas. Based on their clients requests, in 2001 Kwalu expanded their reach in the industry by developing lines of virtually indestructible casegoods and tables that complement their vast array of seating for all areas of your facility. Kwalu Casegoods, Kwalu Seating and Kwalu Tables have pioneered the use of high-impact resistant polymers to produce wood-grained furniture that is as stylish as it is durable. The innovative, modular construction of all Kwalu furniture, and the wide array of components, styles, and finishes available, has brought the creativity back into contract interior design. Designers and facilities can now satisfy all of their furniture needs from one source, providing a level of design flexibility and durability unmatched in the furniture industry. All this combined with a heretofore unheard of 10-year warranty on finish and construction.Kwalu makes durable furniture used in hospitals and other health facilities, cruise ships, dining rooms, primary schools and universities, and hotels. The company also serves the government, institutional, and special needs niches. Kwalu has designed its product line so that it is modular. Customers can mix and match different styles of frames with various choices of upholstery to create a unique product. The company also makes handrails and wall coverings.
Streamlight, Inc. manufactures a wide range of professional flashlights, lanterns, and headlamps for law enforcement, fire, industrial, outdoor, and automotive applications. Streamlight's products have virtually indestructible plastic cases and can maintain reliable high powered luminosity in extreme heat and cold environments. The company's lights are also waterproof to a depth of up to 200 feet. Streamlight also makes a line of rechargeable flashlights.
Founded in 1978 as H. Bernbaum Import & Export Company by Harry Bernbaum and Hank Bernbaum, High Sierra Sport Company has grown to become the tenth largest outdoor company in the United States (Sporting Goods Business, November 1999). Today, High Sierra Sport Company employs 40 people and distributes and sells to more than 1500 retailers and 2250 corporate accounts worldwide. High Sierra Sport Company is the official supplier of bags to the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding teams and its memberships include the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), SnowSports Industries America (SIA) and the Travel Goods Association (TGA).The firm makes and markets a wide range of backpacks, day packs, and other gear for carrying stuff into the great outdoors, onto airplanes, and on their backs as they work out. Company bags are made under the High Sierra, Sierra Expedition, and other labels. In 2007 High Sierra debuted the ATQ line, which includes a wheeled backpack, duffel, and computer case, to its products portfolio. It also makes popular hydration bags. The company, which sells to some 1,500 retailers worldwide the likes of Sports Authority, was founded in 1979 as the H. Bernbaum Import & Export Company.
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