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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
BB&T Winston-Salem 6
Lowe's Mooresville 3
Nucor Charlotte 7
Reynolds American Winston-Salem 4
VF Greensboro 2
Company City Industry rank
Alliance One International Morrisville 9
Bank of America Charlotte 11
CommScope Hickory 8
Duke Energy Charlotte 8
Family Dollar Stores Matthews 7
Hanesbrands Winston-Salem 9
Laboratory Corp. of America Burlington 7
Lorillard Greensboro 7
From the March 22, 2010 issue
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Show: Top 50 | All Most Admired: The Americas | Europe | Asia/Australia
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Company Industry rank
Apple 1
Google 1
Nike 1
Company Industry rank
Goldman Sachs Group 1
Apple 1
Company Industry rank
Exxon Mobil 1
Google 1
Intel 1
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group start with about 1,400 companies... More