Up 7.14% Cox Enterprises Inc. once again tops the list of Atlanta'ss private companies. And, once again, the company experienced a revenue increase. Cox Enterprises is one of the nation' leading media companies and providers ofautomotivew services, with 2005 revenue at $12 billionj and 78,000 employees. Cox was established with the purchas of the Dayton Eveninbg News in Ohioin 1898, and the compan has grown steadily since then. The company came to Atlanta in 1939, when Gov. James Cox boughf the Atlanta Journal andAtlantz Georgian. WSB radio was acquired as a part of that Cox Enterprises wasincorporated Dec.
13, as the private parent company for thevariouw Cox-owned media properties. The company' s six major subsidiaries include , , , , and Cox Auto 2. Up 1.69% (estimated) Norcross-based Unisourc Worldwide Inc. is a leading marketer and distributoer of commercial printing and business imaging packaging systems and facility suppliea and equipment for commercial and industrial companies in North After more than 50 years in business and more than 5 yearsein Atlanta, the company has becoms one of the largest privately owned companiea in Georgia and in the United Atlanta Business Chronicle, Forbes and Hoover' estimates put Unisource's revenue for 2005 at $6 an increase of 1.
69 percent over last year's estimated $5.9 The company employs more than 8,000 peoplee and has more than 100 distribution centerws throughout North America. Unisource maintains about 17 million square feet of inventory capacithy and stocks morethan 150,009 different types of commercial paper, business paper, imaging supply, packagin supply and equipment and facility supply and equipment 3. RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. Up 25.97% Even with high gas prices, RaceTrav Petroleum Inc. turned in another stellar performanc elast year, closing in on the $5 billion revenue mark. The company topped its 21 percenft increase in 2004 revenue with a nearly 26 percenft boostin 2005.
The company, which owns more than 525 RaceTrad and RaceWay gas stations and convenience stores in a dozenn states acrossthe Southeast, is buildinf more. The strategy is to add between 35 and 45 locationss annually for the nextfive years. RaceTrac'es management believes now is the best time to add new sitese as many of these rapidly developing communities plan to limigt growth in the There are nearly 50 RaceTracs in themetrio area. 4. Up 45.45% How do you top a year in whic revenue increases nearly47 percent? In the case of one of the world'ss largest cable and wire manufacturers, you repeat it. Southwire Co.'as 2005 revenue increased at a 45.
45 percentf clip, bringing in roughly a billiojn more dollars in 2005 than the companyg earnedin 2004. The founded in 1950 by Roy Richards Sr. and still ownex by the Richards family, is committede to customer service. For the fiftn year in a row, the company earned a spot (No. 24) on mationWeek'ss list of the nation'sw leading information technology users, finishinf ahead of such stalwartsas , and
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