Cytec Industries Inc., a specialty materials and chemicals company, focuses on developing, manufacturing, and selling value-added products for aerospace and industrial materials, mining, and plastics industries. The company operates through four segments: Aerospace Materials, Industrial Materials, In Process Separation, and Additive Technologies. The Aerospace Materials segment provides aerospace-qualified prepregs, resin infusion systems, ablatives, structural/surfacing adhesives films, and high performance standard modulus carbon fibers. The Industrial Materials segment offers structural materials comprising industrial grade prepregs and structural/surfacing adhesives; and process materials, such as vacuum bagging, release films, and sealant tapes. The In Process Separation segment provides mining chemical products consisting of flotation promoters, collectors, frothers, dispersants and depressants, solvent extractants, flocculants, filter and dewatering aids, antiscalants, and defoamers; and phosphines comprising catalyst ligands, high purity phosphine gas, and biocides. The Additive Technologies segment offers polymer additives, such as ultraviolet light stabilizers and absorbers, high performance antioxidants, and antistatic agents; specialty additives, including acrylic acid stabilizers; and formulated resins comprising formulated high technology, specialty polyurethane, and epoxy resin systems. It operates in North America, Latin America, the Asia/Pacific, and Europe/the Middle East/Africa. The company markets its products through its sales forces, third-party distributors, and agents. It has strategic collaboration with Dralon GmbH to explore opportunities for industrial grade carbon fiber production. Cytec Industries Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.
Illinois Tool Works Inc. produces and sells engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. The company operates through seven segments: Automotive OEM; Test & Measurement and Electronics; Food Equipment; Polymers & Fluids; Welding; Construction Products; and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment produces and offers components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment offers equipment, consumables, and related software for testing and measuring of materials, and structures, as well as equipment and consumables used in the production of electronic subassemblies and microelectronics. The Food Equipment segment provides commercial food equipment and related service. The Polymers & Fluids segment offers adhesives, sealants, lubrication and cutting fluids, janitorial and hygiene products, and fluids and polymers for auto aftermarket maintenance and appearance. The Welding segment produces arc welding equipment, consumables, and accessories for various industrial and commercial applications. The Construction Products segment offers construction fastening systems and truss products. The Specialty Products segment produces beverage packaging equipment and consumables, product coding and marking equipment, and consumables, and appliance components and fasteners. The company primarily distributes its products directly to industrial manufacturers, as well as through independent distributors worldwide. Illinois Tool Works Inc. was founded in 1912 and is based in Glenview, Illinois.
A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and sells water heaters and boilers to the residential and commercial end markets primarily in the United States, Canada, China, Europe, India, and the Middle East. It operates in two segments, North America and Rest of World. The company offers a line of electric, natural gas, liquid propane, solar tank, gas tankless, and electric water heaters for applications in residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; and residential and commercial boilers primarily for space heating applications in hospitals, schools, hotels, and other large commercial buildings. It also provides boilers and expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts. The company sells its products through independent wholesale plumbing distributors, hardware and home center chains, and manufacturer representative firms. It sells water heaters to approximately 5,900 retail outlets, as well as water treatment products to 2,900 retail outlets in China. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Marcus Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the lodging and entertainment businesses in the United States. It operates through two segments, Movie Theatres, and Hotels and Resorts. As of May 29, 2014, the company owned or operated 55 movie theatres with 685 screens in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio; and owned and operated 9 hotels and resorts in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, as well as managed 10 hotels, resorts, and other properties for third parties in Wisconsin, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, and Texas. It also provides hospitality management services, including check-in, housekeeping, and maintenance for a vacation ownership development, such as 68 two-room timeshare units and a timeshare sales center. The company was founded in 1935 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, is engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas properties worldwide. Its principal projects are located in onshore DJ Basin and Marcellus Shale, the United States; the deepwater Gulf of Mexico; offshore West Africa; and offshore Eastern Mediterranean. As of December 31, 2013, it had approximately 1,406 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves. Noble Energy, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells capital equipment and expendable tools to assemble semiconductor devices, including integrated circuits, discrete devices, light-emitting diodes (LED), and power modules. It operates in two segments, Equipment and Expendable Tools. The Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders to connect very fine wires made of gold or copper between the bond pads of the semiconductor devices or dies, and the leads on its package; wafer level bonders, which mechanically applies bumps to dies for some variants of the flip chip assembly process; heavy wire wedge bonders to connect semiconductor chips for the power packages, power hybrids, and automotive modules; and manual wire bonders, as well as offers spare parts, equipment repair, and training services. The Expendable Tools segment provides various expendable tools for a range of semiconductor packaging applications. This segment's products include capillaries for use in ball bonders; bonding wedges for use in heavy wire wedge bonders; dicing blades that are used for cutting silicon wafers into individual semiconductor dies, and semiconductor devices that have been moulded in a matrix configuration into individual units; package singulation blades for the LED markets; and copper capillaries for copper wire bonding applications. The company also services, maintains, repairs, and upgrades its equipment. It serves semiconductor device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers, and automotive electronics suppliers primarily in the United States and the Asia/Pacific region. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Singapore.
Fidelity Southern Corporation operates as the holding company for Fidelity Bank, which provides financial products and services for business and retail customers primarily in Georgia. The company accepts various deposit products, including savings deposits, noninterest-bearing demand deposits, interest-bearing demand deposits and money market accounts, time deposits, and brokered time deposits. It also offers various loan products, including commercial and industrial loans, commercial loans secured by real estate, small business administration loans, construction and residential real estate loans, direct and indirect automobile loans, residential mortgage and home equity loans, secured and unsecured installment loans, and residential mortgage loans, as well as provides business and personal credit card loans. In addition, the company offers international trade services, such as letters of credit, foreign currency drafts, foreign and documentary collections, export finance, and international wire transfers; and trust services and merchant services through agreements with third parties, as well as investment services through an agreement with an independent broker-dealer. Further, it provides Internet banking services, which include online bill pay and mobile deposit, and Internet cash management services to individuals and businesses, as well as offers remote deposit services. Additionally, the company operates as an insurance agency offering consumer credit related insurance products; and issues trust preferred securities. Fidelity Southern Corporation provides its services through branches in Atlanta, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida; and an insurance office in Atlanta, Georgia. Fidelity Southern Corporation was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for MidSouth Bank, N.A. that provides various banking services to commercial and retail customers in Louisiana, and central and east Texas. The company offers various deposit products and services, including interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking accounts, investment accounts, and cash management services, as well as electronic banking services that comprise remote deposit capturing services, Internet banking, and debit and credit cards. It also provides commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, other loans secured by real estate, and consumer loans. As of December 31, 2013, the company operated through a network of 62 offices located in Louisiana and Texas, which include a loan production office in Austin, Texas. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana.
American Campus Communities, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in developing, owning, and managing high-quality student housing communities. The firm diversifies its functions across acquisition, design, financing, development, construction management, leasing and management of student housing properties. American Campus Communities, Inc. was formed in 1993 and is based in Austin, Texas.
Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. It provides dry and institutionally packaged foods; snack foods, candy, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio, and office supplies; meat, bakery, deli, and produce; and apparel, small appliances, and home furnishings. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, photo processing centers, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel business. In addition, it provides gold star (individual) and business membership services. As of October 8, 2014, it operated 664 warehouses, including 469 warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, 88 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 26 in the United Kingdom, 20 in Japan, 11 in Korea, 10 in Taiwan, 6 in Australia, and 1 in Spain. Costco Wholesale Corporation also sells its products through online. The company, formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc., was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.