Basic American Foods is one of the leading companies in the Manufacturing sector.
Kellogg Company (Kellogg) is engaged in the manufacture and marketing of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. The Company's principal products are ready-to-eat cereals and convenience foods, such as cookies, crackers, savory snacks, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods.
Virginia Dare is one of the leading companies in the Manufacturing sector.
Founded in 1846 in Charlestown, Massachusetts by Harvey Perley Hood, the company has since extended its New England roots, and today Hood is a national company distributing dairy products throughout the United States.
Cargill was founded at the end of the American Civil War, by William Wallace Cargill. Descendants of Cargill and son-in-law, John MacMillan, have owned common equity in the company for over 140 years. Over this time, Cargill grew from a grain storage facility into an international producer and distributor of agricultural products, provider of risk management services, commodities trading services, and more. Today, Cargill employs nearly130,000 people in over 63 countries. Fiscal year 2010 revenue and employee figures exclude Mosaic Co. (nyse: MOS), a producer of fertilizer and agricultural chemicals. Cargill distributed its 64% stake in Mosaic in May, 2011.