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State No. of most
admired cos.
To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey. The rest are listed as contenders.
Most Admired
Company City Industry rank
Nucor Charlotte 7
VF Greensboro 2
Lowe's Mooresville 3
BB&T Winston-Salem 6
Reynolds American Winston-Salem 4
Contenders
Company City Industry rank
Laboratory Corp. of America Burlington 7
Bank of America Charlotte 11
Duke Energy Charlotte 8
Lorillard Greensboro 7
CommScope Hickory 8
Family Dollar Stores Matthews 7
Alliance One International Morrisville 9
Hanesbrands Winston-Salem 9
From the March 22, 2010 issue
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