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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
Laboratory Corp. of America Burlington 5
Lowe's Mooresville 4
Reynolds American Winston-Salem 3
VF Greensboro 3
Company City Industry rank
Alliance One International Morrisville 9
Bank of America Charlotte 13
BB&T Corp Winston-Salem 6
CommScope Hickory 10
Duke Energy Charlotte 7
Family Dollar Stores Matthews 8
Hanesbrands Winston-Salem 12
Lorillard Greensboro 8
Ruddick Charlotte 8
From the March 21, 2011 issue
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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