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21st Mortgage
INDUSTRY: Financial Services
21st Mortgage Corporation specializes in providing financing to manufactured home buyers. The company originates and services loans in 48 states, predominately in the Southeast and Southwest. Loans are originated through relationships with manufactured home retailer organizations, direct mail solicitation, and referrals from brokers. 21st Mortgage offers conforming loan products through FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other conforming lenders. 21st Mortgage also makes loans directly to manufactured home owners who are buying a manufactured home or refinancing a home they already own.
ARG Financial Staffing
Industry: Accounting and Finance
ARG Financial Staffing is the region's leading placement firm for accounting and finance professionals. With a focus on providing premium talent to organizations, ARG has a proven hiring methodology that identifies, recruits, and facilitates a process to enable organizations to hire top talent. Our winning placement strategy really centers on delivering value for our clients. Clear communication, deep networks, and recruiters with accounting, financial, and staffing backgrounds are some of our firm's characteristics that enable ARG to maintain its reputation in the marketplace.
Industry: Uniform Supplier
If Cintas had its way, you’d never agonize over what to wear to work. The #1 uniform supplier in the US boasts 900,000 clients (McDonald’s, Royal Caribbean) and some 5 million people wear its garb each day. Cintas — which sells, leases, and rents uniforms — operates more than 430 facilities across the US and Canada; it leases about half of them. Besides offering shirts, jackets, slacks, and footwear, the company provides clean-room apparel and flame-resistant clothing. Other products offered by Cintas include uniform cleaning, first-aid and safety products, clean-room supplies, and document handling and storage. CEO Scott Farmer owns about 14% of the company. His father, Richard, founded the company in 1968.
Clayton Homes
Industry: Manufacturing
Clayton Homes, Inc., founded in 1966 and acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in 2003, is a vertically integrated manufactured housing company operating in 49 states. The Company builds, sells, finances, leases, and insures manufactured homes and re-locatable commercial and educational buildings. The company’s distribution includes approximately 1,100 independent retailers, and 392 company owned sales centers in 30 states. We have 32 manufacturing plants located from North Carolina to Oregon. The Company also owns and operates 72 manufactured housing communities with over 23,000 homesites in 11 states.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Industry: Management/Sales
This Enterprise is boldly going where it hasn’t gone before — the airport. The company, which offers to ferry customers to the rental office, is the largest car rental firm in the US. With about 525,000 cars in its fleet, Enterprise operates in the US, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and the UK. The company targets customers whose own cars are in the shop or who need a rental for short trips; it has also begun serving the airport market. Controlled by founder Jack Taylor and his family, Enterprise has spun off its non-automotive operations (balloons, footwear, a golf course, hotel amenities, and prison supplies, formerly known as Enterprise Capital Group) as Centric Group.
Industry: Petroleum
In 1999 the companies Exxon and Mobil merged to create ExxonMobil. ExxonMobil Corporation is the largest publicly traded oil producer and distributor in the world. ExxonMobil is an industry leader in each of its core businesses (exploration, production, refining, transportation, and sale of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum/petrochemical products) and has created an unmatched array of proprietary technologies aimed at increasing the productivity of its assets and employees. ExxonMobil Corporation is committed to being the world’s premier petroleum and petrochemical company as we deliver the energy the world needs. To that end, we must continuously achieve superior financial and operating results while adhering to the highest standards of business conduct. The company has approximately 84,000 employees and conducts business in almost 200 countries and territories around the globe and has established a new definition for world-class scale and efficiency.


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