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The Procter & Gamble Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of various consumer products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: P&G Beauty, Health Care, Baby Care and Family Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Snacks and Coffee. The P&G Beauty segment offers antiperspirants or deodorants, colognes, cosmetics, feminine protection, hair care, hair color, personal cleansing, and skin care. The Health Care segment offers health care, oral care, and various drugs. The Baby Care and Family Care segment offers kids' personal care products, diapers, pampers, detergents, toilet tissues, paper towels, and tissues. The Fabric Care and Home Care segment offers dish care, laundry, and special fabric care products, as well as household cleaners. The Snacks and Coffee segment offers snacks and beverages. The company's customers include merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, and drug stores. It markets approximately 300 branded products in approximately 160 countries. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.


The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of tires, and related products and services worldwide. It offers rubber tires for automobiles, trucks, buses, aircraft, motorcycles, farm implements, earthmoving equipment, industrial equipment, and other applications. The company also manufactures and sells tread rubber and other tire retreading materials; retreads truck, aircraft, and heavy equipment tires; and offers flaps for truck tires and other types of tires. In addition, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company provides power transmission belts, hoses, and other rubber products for the transportation industry, and various industrial and chemical markets, as well as synthetic rubber and rubber-related chemicals for various applications. Further, the company operates commercial truck service and tire retreading centers; and auto service center outlets. The company was founded by Frank Seiberling in 1898 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.


Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings, Inc. (CME Holdings) operates as a futures exchange in the United States for the trading of futures and options on futures. It offers trade futures contracts and options on futures contracts on interest rates; equity indexes; foreign exchange; and commodities, including cattle, hogs, pork bellies, lumber, weather, and dairy products. These products provide a means for hedging, speculation, and asset allocation relating to the risks associated with interest rate sensitive instruments, equity ownership, changes in the value of foreign currency, and changes in the prices of commodity products. The company offers E-mini versions of its open outcry-traded futures contracts, E-mini S&P 500, E-mini NASDAQ-100, E-mini Russell 1000, E-mini Russell 2000, E-mini S&P MidCap 400, and E-mini NASDAQ Composite. In addition, CME Holdings sells its market data, which includes information about bids, offers, trades, and trade size to banks, broker-dealers, pension funds, investment companies, mutual funds, insurance companies, individual investors, and other financial services companies or organizations. Further, the company owns and operates clearing house that clears, settles, and guarantees the performance of various transactions matched through its execution facilities; as well as provides various services, including transaction processing and position management, cross-margining and mutual offset services, market protection, and risk management; settlement, collateral, and delivery services; and investment services. CME Holdings' customers include professional traders, financial institutions, institutional and individual investors, corporations, manufacturers, producers, supranational entities, and governments. The company was organized in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


VF Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of branded apparel and related products in the United States and internationally. Its product line includes jeanswear, sportswear, intimate apparel, outdoor apparel and equipment, occupational apparel, and other apparel. The products comprise denim and casual tops, bottoms, backpacks, bookbags, luggage, outdoor gear and apparel, footwear, outdoor sportswear, handbags, backpacks, accessories, women's lingerie, occupational apparel, licensed sports apparel, athletic apparel, and fashion sportswear. The company's product lines are sold under Lee, Wrangler, Riders, Rustler, Vanity Fair, Vassarette, Bestform, Lily of France, Nautica, Earl Jean, John Varvatos, JanSport, Eastpak, The North Face, Vans, Napapijri, Kipling, Lee Sport, and Red Kap brands, through specialty store, department store, chain store, and discount store channels. VF was organized in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Kimberly-Clark Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of a range of health and hygiene products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and Business-to-Business. The Personal Care segment manufactures and markets disposable diapers, training, and youth pants and swimpants; baby wipes; feminine and incontinence care products; and related products. The Consumer Tissue segment manufactures and markets facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins, and related products. The Business-to-Business segment manufactures and markets facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins, wipers, surgical gowns, drapes, infection control products, sterilization wrap, disposable face masks and exam gloves, respiratory products, and other disposable medical products. The company offers its products for household use to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, various department stores, and other retail outlets through wholesalers. It sells its products for away-from-home use through distributors and directly to manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, health care establishments, and public facilities. In addition, the company sells its products to converters. Kimberly-Clark was founded by John A. Kimberly, Havilah Babcock, Charles B. Clark, and Frank C. Shattuck in 1872. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.


Colgate-Palmolive Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of consumer products. It operates through two segments, Oral, Personal, and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Oral, Personal, and Home Care segment provides toothpaste, oral rinses and toothbrushes, bar and liquid hand soaps, and shower gels. It also offers shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, shave products, laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, cleansers and cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. These products are sold primarily to wholesale and retail distributors worldwide. Pet Nutrition segment manufactures and markets pet food products for veterinarians and specialty pet retailers. The company has operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia/Africa. Colgate-Palmolive was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York City.


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The Clorox Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of cleaning products in the United States. It offers laundry products, which include liquid bleaches, laundry stain removers, and dry and liquid color-safe bleaches; and water filtration systems and filters. The company's home care cleaning products primarily comprise disinfecting sprays and wipes, toilet bowl cleaners, carpet cleaners, drain openers, floor mopping systems, toilet and bath cleaning tools, and premoistened towelettes. Clorox Company also provides professional products for institutional, janitorial, and food service markets, which include bleaches, toilet bowl cleaners, disinfectants, food-storage bags, trash bags, barbecue sauces, mildew removers, soap scum removers, and bathroom cleaners. Its auto care products consist of protectants, cleaners and wipes, tire- and wheel-care products, washes, gel washes and waxes, and automotive fuel and oil additives. The cat litter products include clumping cat litter and scoopable and silica-gel crystals cat litter. In addition, the company offers food products, which include salad dressings and dip mixes, seasoned mini-croutons, seasonings, sauces and marinades. Clorox Company sells its products to grocery stores and grocery wholesalers primarily through a network of brokers; and through a direct sales force to mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, and military and other retail stores in the United States. It also sells its products outside the United States through subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, and joint-venture arrangements with local partners. The company was founded in 1913 as Electro-Alkaline Company and changed its name to Clorox Chemical Corporation in 1922. It changed its name to Clorox Chemical Co. in 1928 and then to The Clorox Company in 1957. Clorox Company is based in Oakland, California.


Avery Dennison Corporation produces pressure-sensitive materials; office products; and various tickets, tags, labels, and other converted products. It operates through three segments: Pressure-sensitive Materials, Office and Consumer Products, and Retail Information Services. The Pressure-sensitive Materials segment manufactures and sells pressure-sensitive roll label materials, films for graphic applications, reflective highway safety products, performance polymers, and extruded films. The Office and Consumer Products segment manufactures and sells various office and consumer products, including labels, binders, dividers, sheet protectors, and writing instruments. The Retail Information Services segment designs, manufactures, and sells various price marking and brand identification products, including tickets, graphic and barcode tags and labels, and related supplies and equipment. The company also manufactures and sells, through its other specialty converting businesses, specialty tapes, engineered films, pressure-sensitive postage stamps, and other converted products. Avery Dennison Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.


Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of apparel, home, and fragrance products in the United States and internationally. Its apparel products include men's, women's, and children's clothing; home products comprise bedding and bath products, furniture, fabric and wallpaper, paints, broadloom, tabletop, and giftware; and accessories consist of footwear, eyewear, and jewelry, as well as leather goods, including handbags and luggage. The company offers its products under the brands Polo, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Sport, Ralph Lauren, Blue Label, Lauren, Polo Jeans, RL, Rugby, Chaps, and Club Monaco. PRLC sells fragrance and skin care products under the brands Glamorous, Romance, Polo, Lauren, Safari, Blue Label, Black Label, and Polo Sport. The company sells its products to department stores and specialty stores in the United States and internationally, as well as sells worldwide through its full price and outlet stores, and, its e-commerce site. As of April 2, 2005, it operated 130 full-price stores, including 58 Ralph Lauren stores, 61 Club Monaco stores, 8 Caban stores, and 3 Rugby stores. The company also operates in Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded by Ralph Lauren in 1967. The company is based in New York City.


Aracruz Celulose S.A. produces bleached hardwood kraft market pulp. The company produces eucalyptus pulp, a hardwood pulp used by paper manufacturers to produce various products, including tissue, printing and writing papers, liquid packaging board, and specialty papers. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned approximately 414,600 hectares of forest and other land in the States of Espírito Santo, Bahia, Minas Gerais, and Rio Grande do Sul, of which approximately 252,400 hectares were planted with eucalyptus forests. Aracruz Celulose sells its products primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Aracruz, Brazil.


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Columbia Sportswear Company engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of active outdoor apparel, including outerwear, sportswear, footwear, equipment, and related accessories primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company offers various outerwear apparel comprising parkas, shells, vests, liners, bib pants, and rain suits that are used in outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, hunting, mountaineering, backpacking, climbing, fishing, and rock climbing. Its sportswear apparel include authentic fishing and hunting shirts, hiking shorts, water sport trunks, fleece and pile products, sweaters, chinos, knit shirts, woven shirts, sweats, and jeans. The company's footwear line consists of seasonal outdoor footwear for adults and youth in cold weather, as well as hiking, trail, sandals, outdoor casual, and rugged comfort styles. Its accessories include hats, caps, scarves, gloves, mittens, and headbands. Columbia Sportswear also offers various equipment products comprising tents and sleeping systems that are used in mountaineering, ultralight backpacking, and camping. The company was founded by Paul Lamfrom and Marie Lamfrom in 1938. Columbia Sportswear is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.


Rogers Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of specialty polymer composite materials and components worldwide. The company operates in three segments: High Performance Foams, Printed Circuit Materials, and Polymer Materials and Components. The High Performance Foams segment offers urethane, silicone, and polyolefin foam products to fabricators, printers and original equipment manufacturers for applications in imaging, communications, computer, transportation, and other markets. The Printed Circuit Materials segment provides printed circuit board laminates for high frequency circuits, flexible printed circuit board laminates for flexible circuits, and polyester based industrial laminates. The Polymer Materials and Components segment offers elastomer components, composite materials, power distribution busbars, electroluminescent lamps, and inverters. Rogers Corporation was founded by Peter Rogers in 1832. The company is headquartered in Rogers, Connecticut.


Gildan Activewear, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of basic activewear for sale principally into the wholesale imprinted activewear market in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. The company manufactures and sells 100% cotton t-shirts and 50% cotton/50% polyester t-shirts, placket collar sport shirts, and fleece products in various weights, sizes, colors, and styles. It also sells its products as blanks', which are decorated with designs and logos for sale to end users. Gildan's silhouettes include basic t-shirts, long sleeve and sleeveless t-shirts, ringer tees, tank tops, pocket t-shirts, basic sport shirts, pocketed sport shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, and sweatpants. The company was incorporated in 1984 under the name Textiles Gildan, Inc. and changed its name to Gildan Activewear, Inc. in 1995. Gildan Activewear, Inc. is based in Montreal, Canada.


American Israeli Paper Mills, Ltd. and its subsidiaries engage in the production and sale of paper and paper products in Israel. It offers board products, such as printing and writing paper, publication papers in reels, coated paper, carbonless paper, cut-size paper for copy laser and inkjet, copy-book paper, paper for continuous forms, paper for envelopes and direct mailing, and various grades of packaging paper, such as folding cartons, corrugated containers, consumer packages, solid board containers and pallets. The company's household products include bathroom tissue, kitchen towels, facial tissue, napkins, disposable tablecloths, sanitary towels, panty shields, tampons, disposable baby diapers, training pants, baby wipes, disposable adult diapers, incontinence pads, cups, and plates. It also offers industrial, hospital, and food service products, such as toilet paper, towel rolls, C-fold towels, napkins, place mats, coasters, bed sheets, wadding, paper toilet seat covers, disposable bed-pans and urinals, sterilizing paper, bathroom tissue and paper towel dispensers, dispensers for liquid hand soaps and room deodorizing, dispensers for washrooms and cleaners, detergents, and cleaning complimentary products. In addition, the company offers aluminum food wraps, cling-film wraps, garbage bags, air purifiers for lavatories, oven baking and cooking trays, office supplies, recycled ground and palletized plastics used by the plastic products industry, compost for soil conditioning, and fertilizers for agriculture and landscape planting. It also engages in paper recycling activities and operates landfills and transfer stations for handling solid waste. It serves publishers, big and medium size printers, converters, and wholesalers; agriculture, food and beverage, and other industries; and government offices, banks, and municipalities. The company was incorporated in 1951 and is headquartered in Hadera, Israel.


Temple-Inland, Inc. manufactures corrugated packaging and forest products in the United States. The company produces containerboard and converts it into a line of corrugated packaging. It also manufactures bulk containers constructed of multiwall corrugated board, which are used for bulk shipments of various materials. Temple-Inland sells its corrugated packaging products to customers in the food, paper, glass containers, chemical, appliance, and plastics industries. The company manages its forest resources of approximately two million acres of timberland in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama; and manufactures a range of building products, including lumber, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, gypsum wallboard, and fiberboard for home construction, and repair and remodeling markets. In addition, it provides financial services in the areas of consumer and commercial banking, real estate development, and insurance. The company was organized in 1983 and is based in Austin, Texas.


NIKE, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, and marketing of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products worldwide. It designs athletic footwear for running, cross training, basketball, soccer, sport inspired urban shoes, and children's shoes. The company also offers shoes and sports apparel for tennis, golf, baseball, football, bicycling, volleyball, wrestling, cheerleading, aquatic activities, hiking, outdoor activities, and other athletic and recreational uses primarily under the NIKE' brand name. In addition, it sells sports inspired lifestyle apparel, as well as athletic bags and accessory items. Further, NIKE sells a line of performance equipment, including golf clubs, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, electronic media devices, skates, bats, gloves, swimwear, cycling apparel, children's clothing, school supplies, and eyewear. Additionally, the company sells a line of dress and casual footwear, apparel and accessories for men and women. As of May 31, 2005, it operated 184 stores in the United States and 190 stores internationally. The company sells its products to retail accounts, through its owned retail stores, and through a mix of independent distributors and licensees. NIKE was co-founded by Philip H. Knight. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.


Ecolab, Inc. engages in the development and marketing of products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, institutional, and industrial markets in the United States. The company sells specialized cleaners and sanitizers, pool and spa treatment programs, and various chemical dispensing device systems, as well as markets a program comprised of dishwashing machines, detergents, rinse additives, and sanitizers. It also offers cleaning and sanitation at the start of the food chain to facilitate the production of products for human consumption; provides detergents, cleaners, sanitizers, lubricants, and animal health products, as well as cleaning systems, electronic dispensers, and chemical injectors for the application of chemical products; designs, engineers, and installs clean-in-place' process control systems and facility cleaning systems. In addition, Ecolab provides chemical laundry products and proprietary dispensing systems, as well as related services; and a range of janitorial offerings to the janitorial market and building service contractors. Additionally, it offers infection prevention and healthcare offerings; vehicle appearance products, which include soaps, polishes, wheel and tire treatments, and air fresheners; water and wastewater treatment products, services, and systems; pest elimination services; and commercial equipment repair services and kitchen parts. The company offers its products and services primarily to hotels and restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, quick-service units, grocery stores, commercial and institutional laundries, light industry, dairy plants and farms, food and beverage processors, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics facilities, as well as the vehicle wash industry. The company was founded by Merritt J. Osborn in 1923 under the name Economics Laboratory, Inc. It changed its name to Ecolab, Inc. in 1986. Ecolab is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Carlisle Companies Incorporated (CCI) engages in the manufacture and distribution of products to the roofing, construction, trucking, foodservice, industrial equipment, lawn and garden, and aircraft manufacturing industries. It operates in four segments: Industrial Components, Construction Materials, Specialty Products, and Transportation Products. The Industrial Components segment offers bias-ply and nonautomotive rubber tires, as well as stamped and roll-formed wheels, and processed raw materials. The Construction Materials segment provides rubber and thermoplastic polyolefin roofing systems for nonresidential low-slope roofs; roofing accessories, including flashings, fasteners, sealing tapes, coatings, and waterproofings; foam insulation panels; liquid and spray-applied waterproofing membranes; vapor and air barriers; HVAC duct sealants; and hardware. The Specialty Products segment manufactures heavy-duty friction blocks and disc linings, as well as braking systems parts. It also provides brake shoe remanufacturing and relining for on-highway Class 6, 7, and 8 trucks. The Transportation Products segment offers low-bed truck trailers; dump trailer lines; multiunit and specially designed trailers for hauling purposes; and commercial trailers. The company also provides cheese, whey, and milk powder systems; controls and chemical evaporators and dryers; and stainless steel vessels, process equipment, and components for the dairy, food processing, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, and industrial markets. In addition, it offers commercial and institutional foodservice permanentware, table coverings, cookware, display pieces, light equipment, and supplies to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools, and correctional facilities; and industrial brooms, brushes, mops, and carpet care products. The company sells its products in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Europe, Far East, and China. CCI was founded in 1917 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.


The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. It also licenses fragrances and cosmetics sold under various brands. Its skin care products include moisturizers, creams, lotions, cleansers, sun screens, and self-tanning products for women and men. The company's makeup products comprise lipsticks, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, nail polishes, and powders, as well as compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. Estee Lauder offers various fragrance products for women and men, including eau de parfum sprays and colognes, as well as lotions, powders, creams, and soaps that are based on a particular fragrance. The company's hair care products include hair color and styling products, shampoos, conditioners, and finishing sprays. The company distributes its products through department stores, specialty retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and prestige salons and spas, as well as freestanding company-owned stores and spas, stores on cruise ships, in-flight, and duty-free shops. The company was founded by Estee and Joseph Lauder in 1946 and is based in New York City.


Church & Dwight Co., Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Consumer and Specialty Products. The Consumer segment includes household products for deodorizing and cleaning, such as baking soda, cat litter, and cleaning products; and laundry products, such as laundry detergents and fabric softeners. This segment also includes personal care products, such as condoms, depilatories, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, antiperspirant, and toothpastes. These products are also sold in international markets, including France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Spain. The Specialty Products segment produces sodium bicarbonate, which it sells together with other specialty inorganic chemicals for various industrial, institutional, medical, and food applications. This segment also sells a range of animal nutrition and specialty cleaning products. The company sells its products to consumers through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, and drugstores, as well as to industrial customers and distributors. Church & Dwight was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.


Oxford Industries, Inc. engages in the production and marketing of branded and private label apparel for men, women, and children primarily in the United States. The men's apparel comprises shirts, sport shirts, dress slacks, casual slacks, suits, sportscoats, suit separates, walkshorts, golf apparel, jeans, swimwear, footwear, and headwear. The women's apparel consists of sportswear separates, coordinated sportswear, outerwear, dresses, and swimwear. Oxford Industries also produces lifestyle branded casual attire; operates retail stores and restaurants; and licenses its brands for accessories, footwear, furniture, and other products. As of June 3, 2005, it operated 53 retail stores. The company distributes its products primarily through wholesale customers, including chain stores, department stores, specialty stores, mail order, and mass merchandising, as well as through its own retail stores. Oxford Industries was founded in 1942 by Hicks, Thomas, and Sartain. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


Ball Corporation engages in the manufacture of metal and plastic packaging; and supply of aerospace and other technologies, and services to government and commercial customers. The company manufactures and sells aluminum, steel, and polyethylene terephthalate containers; and produces two-piece and three-piece steel food containers for packaging vegetables, fruit, soups, meat, seafood, nutritional products, pet food, and other products. It offers these products primarily to beverages and foods, and food processors in North America. The company also owns Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., which develops sensors, spacecraft, systems and components for government and commercial markets. It supplies aerospace and technologies for defense operations; civil space systems; and engages in commercial space operations. In addition, the company offers various technical services and products to government agencies, prime contractors, and commercial organizations for a range of information warfare, electronic warfare, avionics, intelligence, training, and space systems needs. It has operations worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.


Silgan Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures metal and plastic consumer goods packaging products in North America. The company's products include steel and aluminum containers for human and pet food; metal, and composite and plastic closures for food and beverage products; and plastic containers, tubes, and closures for personal care, health care, pharmaceutical, household and industrial chemical, food, pet care, agricultural chemical, automotive, and marine chemical products. It offers its products through its direct sales force and distributors. Silgan Holdings was founded in 1987 by R. Philip Silver and D. Greg Horrigan. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.


Potlatch Corporation operates as a diversified forest products company in the United States. It operates in four segments: Resource, Wood Products, Pulp and Paperboard, and Consumer Products. The Resource segment manages its timberlands, which supply logs, wood chips, pulpwood, and other wood fiber to manufacturing segments and third parties. The Wood Products segment manufactures and markets lumber, plywood, and particleboard at seven mills located in Arkansas, Idaho, and Minnesota. Its commodity products are sold to wholesalers primarily for use in home building and other construction activity. The Pulp and Paperboard segment manufactures bleached paperboard used in packaging and bleached softwood market pulp. This segment operates two pulp and paperboard mills located in Arkansas and Idaho. It sells paperboard to packaging converters domestically through sales offices in the United States; and internationally in Japan, Korea, China, and other southeast Asian countries through sales representative offices. The Consumer Products segment manufactures tissue products primarily sold on a private label basis by grocery store chains. This segment operates two tissue mills with related converting facilities in Idaho and Nevada; and two additional converting facilities located in Illinois and Michigan. It sells tissue products to retail outlets, primarily through brokers. Potlatch Corporation was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.


Cherokee, Inc. engages in marketing and licensing brand names and related trademarks that it owns or represents. It licenses trademarks for apparel, footwear, fashion accessories, home furnishings, and recreational products in the United States and internationally. The company's trademarks include Cherokee, Sideout, Sideout Sport, Carole Little, CLII, Saint Tropez-West, Chorus Line, All that Jazz, Molly Malloy, and others. Cherokee also assists other companies, wholesalers, and retailers in identifying licensees or licensors for their brands or stores. As of January 29, 2005, the company had 11 continuing license agreements. Cherokee was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Van Nuys, California.


Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DOC) engages in the design, production, and brand management of footwear for men, women, and children primarily in the United States. The company products include outdoor sport sandals, casual open-toe footwear, hiking boots, trail running shoes, amphibious footwear, rugged outdoor footwear, slides, thongs, amphibious footwear, trail running shoes, rugged closed-toe footwear, sneakers, clogs, sandals, and other casual footwear. It offers its products under Teva, Simple, and UGC brand names. The company sells its products through domestic retailers and international distributors, as well as directly to end-user consumers through its Web sites and catalogs. DOC was founded by Doug Otto in 1973 and is headquartered in Goleta, California.


Liz Claiborne, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of women's and men's apparel, accessories, and fragrance products worldwide. The company offers junior's, men's, and women's sportswear, jeanswear, and activewear; jewelry and cosmetics; bath and body-care products; and accessories, including handbags, wallets, and belts. It also offers women's and men's outerwear, footwear, and watches; women's intimate apparel, legwear, neckwear, sleepwear/loungewear, swimwear, dresses and suits, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories; men's accessories, shirts, pants, sleepwear/loungewear /underwear, socks, and tailored clothing; and men's and boy's neckwear; children's apparel, legwear and socks, shoes, and swimwear. Liz Claiborne also offers decorative fabrics, blankets and throws, furniture, games and toys, and tabletop products. In addition, the company offers shower curtains, towels, bath accessories, floor coverings, sheet sets and pillow cases, bedskirts, and decorative pillows, as well as window treatments, including panels and valances. As of January 1, 2005, it operated 269 specialty retail stores and 622 concession stores. Liz Claiborne is based in New York City.


Courier Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in printing, publishing, and selling various types of books primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Book Manufacturing and Specialty Book Publishing. Book Manufacturing segment produces hard and softcover books, as well as provides related services. It primarily offers bibles, educational texts, and consumer books to religious, educational, and specialty trade book markets. Specialty Book Publishing segment publishes books in approximately 30 specialty categories, including fine and commercial arts, children's books, crafts, music scores, graphic design, mathematics, physics and other areas of science, puzzles, games, social science, stationery items, and classics of literature. It also publishes approximately 800 test preparation and study-guide titles, such as Problem Solvers, Essentials, Super Reviews, and test preparation books. This segment sells its products through bookstore chains, independent booksellers, children's stores, craft stores and gift shops, college bookstores, and teachers' supply stores, as well as through a range of distributors. Courier Corporation was founded in 1824 and is headquartered in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts.


Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH) operates as an apparel company worldwide. The company designs and markets branded dress shirts, sportswear, footwear, and other related products, as well as licenses its brands for an assortment of products. Its sportswear products include men's knit and woven sport shirts, sweaters, bottoms, swimwear, boxers, and outerwear. The company's footwear products include casual and dress casual shoes for men, women, and children, and apparel and accessories, such as handbags, belts, and travel gear, for men and women. The company's licensed brands comprise Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Reaction Kenneth Cole, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Chaps, Sean John and, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection. The company distributes its products through national and regional department, mid-tier department, mass market, specialty, and independent stores in the United States. PVH also markets its products directly to consumers through its Van Heusen, IZOD, Geoffrey Beene, Bass, and Calvin Klein retail stores, primarily located in outlet malls throughout the United States. It operates approximately 700 retail stores and offers private label programs to retailers. Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation was founded in 1876 and is based in New York City.


AEP Industries, Inc. engages in the production, manufacture, and distribution of plastic packaging products for the food/beverage, industrial, and agricultural markets. Its line of products includes polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polypropylene products, as well as various thermoplastics, which are thin and ductile bags, sacks, labels, and films. AEP Industries' packaging and film products are used in the packaging, transportation, beverage, food, automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, electronics, construction, agricultural, and textile industries. The company operates in North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. AEP Industries was founded by J. Brendan Barba. The company is based in South Hackensack, New Jersey.


West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of components and systems used for injectable drug delivery worldwide. Its components include elastomeric stoppers and aluminum seals for vials, multipiece tamper-resistant plastic, and aluminum closures; and components used in syringe, intravenous, and blood collection systems. It also provides plastic systems and components for use in over the counter drugs, personal care, and food and beverage applications. The company provides components and/or contract services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and hospital supply/medical device companies. It distributes its products and services primarily through its own sales force and regional distributors. The company supports its partners and customers from 50 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Mexico, Japan, Asia, and Australia. West Pharmaceutical was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Lionville, Pennsylvania.


International Paper Company (IPC) operates as a forest products, paper, and packaging company. It operates in three segments: Printing Papers, Industrial and Consumer Packaging (ICP), Forest Products. The Printing Papers segment offers printing and writing papers that include uncoated and coated papers, market pulp, and bristols. The ICP segment produces corrugated boxes, lightweight and pressure sensitive papers, converted products, and other packaging for various applications, such as pressure sensitive labels, food and industrial packaging, industrial sealants and tapes, and consumer hygiene products. It also manufactures solid bleached sulfate packaging board, which is used in packaging of juice, milk, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, computer software, and tobacco products. The Forest Products segment produces lumber, plywood, engineered wood products, and utility poles in the southern United States. IPC also owns 785,000 acres of radiata pine plantations; and produces wood products, such as lumber, plywood, panels, and laminated veneer lumber. In addition, the company offers oleo chemicals and specialty resins based on crude tall oil, byproducts of the wood pulping process that are used in adhesives and inks. It serves commercial printing market with printing papers and graphic art supplies; high traffic/away from home markets with facility supplies; and various manufacturers and processors with packaging supplies and equipment. IPC sells paper, packaging products, building materials, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through resellers primarily in the United States, Europe, the Pacific Rim, and South America. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 27 pulp, paper, and packaging mills; 103 converting and packaging plants; 25 wood products facilities; and 7 specialty chemicals plants. International Paper Company was organized in 1898 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.


Sonoco Products Company engages in the manufacture of industrial and consumer packaging products and provision of packaging services worldwide. The company primarily operates in three segments: Consumer Packaging, Engineered Carriers and Paper, and Packaging Services. The Consumer Packaging segment offers various products, such as round and shaped rigid packaging, both composite and plastic; printed flexible packaging; and metal and plastic ends and closures. The Engineered Carriers and Paper segment provides paper and composite engineered carriers; paperboard; fiber-based construction tubes and forms; and recovered paper. The Packaging Services segment offers various products and services, including point-of-purchase displays, folding cartons, packaging fulfillment, product handling, brand management, and supply chain management. In addition, the company produces steel, nailed wooden, plywood, recycled, and poly-fiber reels; paperboard packaging forms and transport cushioning bases; injection-molded and extrusion-molded plastics; and coasters and glass covers. The company was founded as the Southern Novelty Company in 1899 and subsequently changed its name to Sonoco Products Company in 1923. The company is headquartered in Hartsville, South Carolina.


WD-40 Company engages in the production and marketing of multipurpose lubricants, hand cleaners, and household cleaners worldwide. The company markets lubricants under WD-40 and 3-IN-ONE oil brands; and heavy-duty hand cleaners under Lava and Solvol brands. WD-40 products, which act as lubricant, rust preventative, penetrant, cleaner, and moisture displacers, are used in household, marine, automotive, construction, repair, sporting goods, and gardening applications. 3-IN-ONE Oil products, which include a spray and drip penetrant, a white lithium grease spray, a silicone spray, a PTFE spray, a heavy duty cleaner and degreaser spray, and an engine starter spray, are used in locksmithing, HVAC, marine, farming, construction, and jewelry manufacturing. It also sells a liquid mildew stain remover, a liquid bathroom soap scum remover, a liquid daily shower cleaner, an automatic toilet bowl cleaner, and an aerosol and liquid bathroom cleaner under X-14 brand. In addition, WD-40 Company's other products include 2000 Flushes automatic toilet bowl cleaner, Carpet Fresh and No Vac rug and room deodorizers, Spot Shot aerosol and liquid carpet stain remover, and 1001 carpet and household cleaners, and rug and room deodorizers. The company markets its lubricants through retail chain stores, hardware stores, warehouse club stores, automotive parts outlets, and industrial distributors and suppliers, as well as and the household products in grocery and mass retail primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. WD-40 Company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.


Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty financial services to individuals in the United States. It offers secured nonrecourse loans, referred to as pawn loans, to individuals through its pawn lending operations. As of December 31, 2004, the company's pawn lending operations consisted of 452 pawnshops, including 441 owned units and 11 franchised units in 21 states. In addition, Cash America International engages in cash advance operations in 253 locations, as well as provides check cashing and other money services through its cash advance locations, and franchised and company owned check cashing centers. The company offered check cashing services through 128 franchised and 6 company owned check cashing centers in 20 states, as of the above date. Cash America International was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.


Bemis Company, Inc. manufactures flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials for food, consumer products, and manufacturing companies worldwide. It operates in two segments, Flexible Packaging and Pressure Sensitive Materials. The Flexible Packaging segment offers consumer and industrial packaging products, including multilayer flexible polymer film structures and barrier laminates for use in food, medical, and personal care products, as well as in nonfood applications. It also produces monolayer and co-extruded films; blown and cast stretchfilm products; carton sealing tapes and application equipment; custom thermoformed plastic packaging; multiwall and single-ply paper bags; printed paper roll stock; and bag closing materials. The Pressure Sensitive Materials segment manufactures pressure sensitive materials serving label, graphic, and technical markets. Its products for label markets include narrow-Web rolls of pressure sensitive paper, film, and metalized film; printing stocks used in printing and die-cutting of primary package labeling, secondary or promotional decoration, and for data processing stocks; and bar code labels. Its products for graphic markets include pressure sensitive papers and films used for decorative signage through computer-aided plotters, digital and screen printers, and photographic overlaminate, and mounting materials. Its products for technical markets include micro-thin film adhesives used in electronic parts assembly, and pressure sensitives utilizing foam and tape based stocks to perform fastening and mounting functions. The company serves food, chemical, agribusiness, medical, pharmaceutical, personal care products, batteries, electronics, automotive, construction, and graphic industries. Bemis Company was founded in 1858. The company was formerly known as Bemis Bro. Bag Company and its name was changed to Bemis Company, Inc. in 1965. Bemis Company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Jones Apparel Group, Inc. engages in designing, marketing, and wholesaling branded apparel, footwear, and accessories in the United States and Canada. The company sells a range of sportswear, suits, and dresses, and casual sportswear for women; jeanswear for men, women, and children; and women's footwear and accessories. It also provides accessories, which include handbags, and small leather goods and costume, as well as semi-precious, sterling silver, and marcasite jewelry. In addition, Jones Apparel Group licenses the use of its various brand names to manufacturers and distributors of women's and men's apparel and accessories worldwide. The company sells its products through an array of distribution channels, including better specialty and department stores, and mass merchandisers. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 402 specialty retail stores and 625 outlet stores. Jones Apparel Group was incorporated in 1975 and is headquartered in Bristol, Pennsylvania.


Multi-Color Corporation supplies printed labels, engravings, and packaging services to consumer product and food and beverage companies, retailers, and container manufacturers primarily located in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates through two segments, Decorating Solutions and Packaging Services. The Decorating Solutions segment produces in-mold labels and heat transfer labels, as well as manufactures pressure sensitive, cut-and-stack, and shrink sleeve labels. This segment also provides digital, graphic, and prepress services; and produces printing cylinders and plates. The Packaging Services segment offers promotional packaging, assembly, and fulfillment services. The company has manufacturing plants located in Scottsburg, Indiana; Batavia, Troy, and Cincinnati, Ohio; Erlanger, Kentucky; Framingham, Massachusetts; Green Bay and Watertown, Wisconsin; and Norway, Michigan. Multi-Color Corporation was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Avon Products, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of beauty and related products for women primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Its products are classified into three product categories: Beauty, which consists of cosmetics, fragrances, skin care, and toiletries; Beauty Plus, which includes fashion jewelry, watches, apparel, and accessories; and Beyond Beauty, which comprises home products, gift and decorative products, candles, and toys. Avon product lines include various brand names, such as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques Hair Care, Avon Naturals, Mark, and Avon Wellness. The company sells its products principally through direct selling channel, as well as through its consumer Web site, Avon was founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 under the name California Perfume Company. It changed its name to Avon Products, Inc. in 1939. The company is based in New York City.


Coach, Inc. engages in the design, production, and marketing of fine accessories worldwide. Its products include handbags; women's accessories, such as wallets, wristlets, cosmetic cases, key fobs, and belts; and men's accessories, such as belts, wallets, and other small leather goods; and business cases, such as computer bags and messenger-style bags, as well as men's and women's totes; outerwear, gloves, hats, and scarves; and weekend and travel accessories, such as cabin bags, duffels, suitcases, garment bags, and a collection of travel accessories. The company also offers watches, footwear, eyewear and sun glasses, and office furniture under Coach brand name. Its products are sold through direct-to-consumer channels, including company-operated retail and factory stores, online store, and catalogs, as well as through indirect channels, including department store locations in the United States, international department stores, freestanding retail locations, and specialty retailers. As of October 1, 2005, the company operated 199 retail stores and 85 factory stores in North America; and 107 department store shop-in-shops, retail stores, and factory stores in Japan. Coach, Inc. was founded in 1941 and is based in New York City.


Steven Madden, Ltd. (SML) engages in the design, sourcing, marketing, and sale of footwear brands for women, men, and children. The company sells its products primarily under seven brands: Steve Madden, Steven, l.e.i., Candie's, Stevies, Unionbay, and Steve Madden Mens. It also licenses its Steve Madden trademark for various accessory and apparel categories. SML sells its products through its retail stores, e-commerce Web site, and department and specialty stores in the United States and Canada, as well as through distribution arrangements in Europe, central and South America, Australia, and Indonesia. The company's wholesale customers principally consist of department stores and specialty stores, including shoe boutiques. As of December 31, 2004, SML operated 86 company-owned retail stores, including one Internet store under Steve Madden brand, as well as 1 retail store under the Steven brand. Steven Madden was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Long Island City, New York.


Stepan Company and its subsidiaries produce specialty and intermediate chemicals. It operates in three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors, and walls, as well as shampoos, lotions, fabric softeners, toothpastes, and cosmetics. Its other applications include germicidal quaternary compounds, lubricating ingredients, emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products, and plastics and composites. This segment sells its products to manufacturers of detergents, shampoos, lotions, fabric softeners, toothpastes, and cosmetics; and producers of emulsifiers and lubricating products. The Polymers segment offers phthalic anhydride, which is used in polyester alkyd resins; plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products; polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of laminate insulation board for the construction industry, as well as sold to the appliance, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers markets; and polyurethane systems, which provide thermal insulation and are sold to the construction, industrial, and appliance markets. The Specialty products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. It operates in North and South America, Europe, and the Philippines. The company was founded by Alfred C. Stepan, Jr. in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.


The Timberland Company (TTC) engages in the design, development, engineering, marketing, and distribution of footwear, apparel, and accessories products for men, women, and children. It sells its products under the Timberland and Timberland PRO brands throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The company's Timberland brand footwear categories include boots, such as basic, premium, chukka, and oxford versions, as well as field boots; men's casual that includes boat shoes, casual bucks, loafers, sandals, oxfords, chukkas, boots, and slipons for use in the office, home, or outdoors; women's casual, which includes sandals, shoes, and boots, as well as a line of sports footwear; kids' line that includes boots, outdoor sport, sandals, and casual products; and outdoor performance offerings, such as hiking, sport utility, and water sports. Its Timberland PRO series line includes waterproof workboots series and general use workboots series. TTC's Timberland brand apparel products consist primarily of a rugged casual line that includes outerwear, sweaters, fleeces, shirts, pants, and shorts, as well as an outdoor performance line that includes outerwear and sportswear for men; and European style apparel line for women. Its Timberland PRO apparel includes rugged denim work pants featuring performance fabric by Kevlar, and moisture-wicking tech T-shirts. The company's accessories include small leather goods, cases, travel bags, backpacks, luggage, and leather care products for footwear, as well as watches, men's belts, wallets, socks, gloves, sunglasses, eyewear and ophthalmic frames, and hats and caps. It sells its products primarily through independent retailers, department stores, athletic stores, and other retailers. In addition, the company sells its products through Timberland specialty stores, Timberland factory outlet stores,, and franchisees in Europe. TTC is headquartered in Stratham, New Hampshire.


MeadWestvaco Corporation delivers packaging solutions and products to companies in the food and beverage, media and entertainment, personal care, cosmetic, and healthcare industries worldwide. It operates in three segments: Packaging, Consumer and Office Products, and Specialty Chemicals. The Packaging segment produces bleached paperboard, coated natural kraft paperboard, linerboard and saturating kraft, and packaging for consumer products. It also designs and produces multipack cartons and packaging systems primarily for the beverage take-home market. This segment's products are sold primarily in North America, Europe, Brazil, and Asia. The Consumer and Office Products segment manufactures, markets, and distributes school, office, envelope, and time-management products to retailers and commercial distributors. The Specialty Chemicals segment markets and distributes activated carbon products; printing ink resins and lignin-based surfactants; and tall oil fatty acid, rosin, and derivative products. In addition, the company engages in the specialty paper business. MeadWestvaco distributes its products through own sales force and distributors. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.


Kellwood Company and its subsidiaries market women's and men's sportswear, intimate apparel, infant apparel, and recreational camping products worldwide. The company markets branded, as well as private label products. It operates in three consumer segments: Women's Sportswear, Men's Sportswear, and Other Soft Goods. The Women's Sportswear segment designs, merchandises, and sells women's sportswear that include blazers, dresses, sweaters, blouses, vests, tops, skirts, pants, and skorts. The Men's Sportswear segment designs, merchandises, manufactures, and sells men's woven and knit shirts, pants, and jeans. The Other Soft Goods segment designs, merchandises, and sells intimate apparel and infant apparel, as well as recreation products, such as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, and related products. The company sells its products to small specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and catalog houses. Kellwood was founded in 1961 and is based St. Louis, Missouri.


AptarGroup, Inc. supplies a range of dispensing systems for the personal care, fragrance/ cosmetic, pharmaceutical, household, and food/ beverage markets in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. It operates in two segments, Dispensing Systems and SeaquistPerfect. The Dispensing Systems segment primarily sells nonaerosol spray and lotion pumps, plastic dispensing and nondispensing closures, and metered dose aerosol valves. The SeaquistPerfect segment primarily sells aerosol valves and accessories, and certain nonaerosol spray and lotion pumps principally to the personal care, household and food/beverage markets. The company offers its products and services through its direct sales force, as well as through independent representatives and distributors, who sell its products as independent contractors to several smaller customers and export markets. AptarGroup, Inc. was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois.


Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of food and protective packaging products. It operates through two segments, food packaging and protective packaging. The company's food packaging products segment produces flexible materials and associated packaging equipment systems, and rigid containers and absorbent pads to package various perishable foods, such as fresh meat and poultry, smoked and processed meat, cheese, produce, seafood, baked goods, and processed and prepared foods, such as soups, condiments, and sauces. Its food packaging equipment include rotary chamber vacuum systems, vertical form-fill-seal systems, dispensing equipment, manual and automated loading units, shrink tunnels, bagging systems, and auxiliary equipment. The company's protective packaging products segment provides cushioning, surface protection, and void fill. The company also manufactures and sells various other products, such as specialty adhesive tapes, solar collectors and covers for swimming pools, and products related to the elimination and neutralization of static electricity. In addition, the company manufactures recycled kraft paper and loose-fill polystyrene packaging. The company markets its products through distributors, fabricators and converters, as well as directly to end users, such as food processors, food service businesses, and manufacturers. The company is based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.


Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and marketing of products for the treatment of dermatological, aesthetic, and podiatric conditions in the United States and Canada. It offers a range of products addressing various conditions, including acne, fungal infections, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, photoaging, psoriasis, eczema, skin and skin-structure infections, seborrheic dermatitis, and cosmesis. The company's product portfolio comprises DYNACIN, an oral adjunctive treatment for moderate to severe acne; LOPROX, a topical treatment for certain fungal and yeast infections; OMNICEF, a patented oral cephalosporin for skin and skin-structure infections; PLEXION, topical treatments for rosacea and acne-related conditions; RESTYLANE, an injectable gel for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, shaping facial contours, and correcting deep facial folds; TRIAZ, topical patented gel, cleanser, and patent-pending pad treatments for acne; and VANOS, topical corticosteroid for the treatment of plaque type psoriasis in adult patients. It also offers PERLANETM and RESTYLANE FINE LINES, which are injectable, transparent, and nonanimal-stabilized-hyaluronic acid gels for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, and correcting deep facial folds. The company's nondermatological product line includes AMMONUL, as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of acute hyperammonemia and associated encephalopathy in patients with deficiencies in enzymes of the urea cycle; and BUPHENYL, an adjunctive maintenance therapy for urea cycle disorders. Its customers include wholesale pharmaceutical distributors and other drug chains. The company has a strategic alliance with aaiPharma, Inc. Medicis Pharmaceutical was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.


K"Swiss, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of athletic footwear for sport, fitness activities, and casual wear in the United States and internationally. The company offers its products under the brand names K"Swiss and Royal Elastics. It also markets apparels and accessories, including skirts, shorts, tops, polo's, dresses, and warm-ups for men and women, as well as tee shirts, caps, socks, and bags. The company sells its products through its sales executives and independent sales representatives to specialty athletic footwear stores, proshops, sporting good stores, and department stores, as well as through its Web site. K"Swiss, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, California.


Pactiv Corporation supplies specialty-packaging and consumer products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Consumer Products, Foodservice/Food Packaging, and Protective and Flexible Packaging. The Consumer Products segment manufactures, markets, and sells consumer products, such as plastic storage bags for food and household items; plastic waste bags; foam, pressed-paperboard, and molded-fiber tableware; and aluminum cookware. The Foodservice/Food Packaging segment offers tableware products, such as plates, bowls, and cups; and takeout-service containers made from clear plastic, microwaveable plastic, foam, molded-fiber, paperboard, and aluminum; and plastic zipper closures. It also provides dual-ovenable paperboard containers, molded-fiber egg cartons, meat and poultry trays, aluminum containers, and modified atmosphere packaging for food processors, as well as offers foam products for use in the construction industry. The Protective and Flexible Packaging segment manufactures and markets liners for disposable diapers; wrap-around sleeves for glass and plastic bottles; bags for sterile intravenous fluid delivery; modified atmosphere films; stand-up pouches; food and hygienic packaging; surgical drapes; and medical packaging for medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, hygienic, and industrial applications. It also provides sheet foams, air-encapsulated bubble products, and paperboard honeycomb, and engineered foam-plank products for automotive, computer, electronics, furniture, durable-goods, building, and construction industries. The company sells its products through direct sales force, brokers and manufacturers' representatives, fabricators, and retailers. The company was incorporated as Packaging Corporation of America in 1965 and its name was changed to Tenneco Packaging, Inc. in 1995 and to Pactiv Corporation in 1999. Pactiv is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.


Wolverine World Wide, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of casual shoes, performance outdoor footwear, work shoes and boots, uniform shoes and boots, constructed slippers, and moccasins. It operates in five footwear products units: the Wolverine Footwear Group, focusing on work, outdoor, uniform, and lifestyle boots and shoes; the Outdoor Group, focusing on product lines of performance and lifestyle footwear; the Heritage Brands Group, focusing on the product lines of work and lifestyle footwear and the lines of lifestyle and performance footwear; the Hush Puppies Company, focusing on the comfortable casual, and dress footwear and slippers; and Other Branded Footwear, focusing on the design and manufacture of private label footwear. The company also licenses its brands for use on nonfootwear products, including apparel, eyewear, watches, socks, gloves, handbags, and plush toys. Wolverine World Wide also operates a tannery, which is one of the premier tanners of quality pigskin leather for the shoe and leather goods industries. In addition, the company performs skinning operations and purchases raw pigskins from third parties, which it cures and sells to the customers for processing into pigskin leather products. As of January 1, 2005, it operated 70 domestic retail shoe stores. The company's footwear is distributed through company-owned retail stores, as well as department stores, footwear chains, catalogs, specialty retailers, mass merchants, and Internet retailers. Wolverine World Wide was founded in 1883 and is based in Rockford, Michigan.


Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. engages in designing, sourcing, and marketing various footwear, handbags, apparels, and accessories in the United States and internationally. It offers its products under the brand names Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Tribeca, and Bongo, as well as under other unlisted brands. The company, through various third party licenses, produces and sells men's, women's, and children's apparel and accessories. Its men's lifestyle products include tailored clothing, dress shirts, dress pants, sportswear, neckwear, briefcases, portfolios, jewelry, fragrance, belts, leather and fabric outerwear, sunglasses, optical eyewear, watches, luggage, hosiery, and small leather goods. Women's products categories include sportswear, small leather goods, belts, scarves and wraps, hosiery, leather and fabric outerwear, sunglasses, optical eyewear, watches, jewelry, fragrance, swimwear, and luggage. In addition, the company licenses boys' apparel under the Reaction Kenneth Cole brand. Kenneth Cole Productions markets its products to approximately 7,500 department and specialty store locations in the United States and various other countries, as well as through its consumer direct business, which includes a base of retail and outlet stores, consumer catalogs, and Web sites, including online e-commerce. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 87 specialty retail and outlet stores. Kenneth Cole Productions was founded by Kenneth D. Cole in 1982. The company is headquartered in New York City.


Spartech Corporation produces engineered thermoplastic materials, polymeric compounds, and molded and profile products for manufacturing customers. The company operates in three segments: Custom Sheet and Rollstock; Color and Specialty Compounds; and Molded and Profile Products. Custom Sheet and Rollstock segment processes various materials into single/multilayer sheets or rollstock, cell cast acrylic, and specialty film laminates or acetates on a custom basis for end product manufacturers. Its products are utilized in various end markets, including packaging, aerospace, transportation, building and construction, recreation, and sign/advertising. Color and Specialty Compounds segment sells custom designed plastic alloys, compounds, color concentrates, and calendered film for utilization by a group of manufacturing customers servicing the food and medical packaging, automotive equipment, consumer electronics and appliances, lawn and garden equipment, wallcoverings, and other end markets. The company sells its products primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Molded and Profile Products segment manufactures various proprietary items, including thermoplastic tires and wheels for the medical, lawn and garden, refuse container, and toy markets; and window frames and fencing for the building and construction market, as well as other custom profile extruded and acrylic products for various industries. The company sells its products primarily through sales force, independent sales representatives, and wholesale distributors. It has 51 facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Spartech Corporation was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.


Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) engages in the manufacture and sale of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in North America. The company manufactures a range of linerboard and corrugating medium, as well as various corrugated packaging products, including conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; multicolor boxes and displays used to merchandise products in retail locations; and special design/application boxes used in the food and agriculture industry. It also produces meat boxes and wax-coated boxes for the agricultural industry. PCA sells its corrugated products through a direct sales and marketing organization. In addition, the company leases the cutting rights to approximately 115,000 acres of timberland located near its Counce and Valdosta mills. Packaging Corporation was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.


Brown Shoe Company, Inc. operates in the footwear industry in the United States and internationally. The company primarily engages in the operation of retail shoe stores, and the sourcing and marketing of footwear for women, men, and children. As of January 29, 2005, it operated 1294 retail shoe stores. The company provides branded, licensed, and private-label casual, athletic, and dress footwear products to women, children, and men. In addition, Brown Shoe designs, sources, and markets footwear to retail stores in the United States and internationally, including department stores, mass merchandisers and specialty shoe stores. It also offers its products through the Internet. The company was formed in 1878 by George Warren Brown, Alvin Bryan, and Jerome Desnoyers under the name Bryan, Brown & Company. It changed its name to Brown Shoe Company in 1893. The company is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri. Brown Shoe Company, Inc. acquired Footwear Holdings, LLC, a privately held women's footwear design and wholesale company in April 2005.


Alberto-Culver Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and marketing of beauty care, house hold, health care, and hair care products in the United States and internationally. The company offers food and household products, such as salt-free seasoning blends, butter flavored sprinkles, sugar substitute, antistatic spray, and furniture polish; a line of hair and skin care products, including soap and deodorant body powder products, hair care products, shampoo and shower products, and conditioners; and a line of beauty and health care products, such as adhesive bandages, antacids, salt substitute, cotton buds, wet wipes, liquid soaps, antiperspirants and cologne for women, artificial sweetener, detergents, hand and body lotions, facial cleansers, and natural pharmaceuticals. It sells its beauty and health care products through its direct sales force, as well as through independent brokers and licensees; food and household products through retail outlets such as mass merchandisers, supermarkets, drug stores, beauty salons, barber shops, dollar stores, wholesalers, and various stores; and hair care products primarily through brokers to beauty supply outlets and to beauty distributors. Alberto-Culver is based in Melrose Park, Illinois.


Skechers U.S.A., Inc. engages in the design, development, marketing, and distribution of footwear for men, women, and children. It offers sport, casual, dress, dress casual, and fashion footwear that include boots and shoes; slip-ons; sandals; and sports footwear, including joggers, trail runners, sport hikers, terrainers, street casuals, and sports sandals under Skechers brand. The company also owns and operates concept stores, factory outlet stores, and warehouse outlet stores. Skechers U.S.A. sells its products through department stores, specialty stores, athletic retailers, and boutiques, as well as through its e-commerce Web site and own retail stores. The company also has select third party licenses for SKECHERS-branded apparel, swimwear, and hosiery, as well as various branded toys and merchandising items. As of June 30, 2005, Skechers U.S.A. operated 113 domestic retail stores and 12 international retail stores. Skechers U.S.A. operates in the United States, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Canada, and the Benelux Region. The company was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California.


Weyco Group, Inc. operates as a distributor and retailer of men's casual, dress, and fashion footwear. The company sells it products to shoe specialty stores, department stores, and clothing retailers primarily in North America and Europe. It also sells its products through retail stores. As of April 7, 2005, the company operated 33 stores. Further, Weyco Group through licensing agreements with third parties sells its footwear overseas. The company was founded in 1896. It was formerly known as Weyenberg Shoe Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Weyco Group, Inc. in 1990. Weyco Group is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


A. Schulman, Inc. sells plastic resins and compounds for custom molders, and extruders of various plastic products and parts. It provides color and additive concentrates, engineered compounds, polyolefins, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds, and tolling services. The company manufactures its concentrates using its formulae and purchased natural resins, which are sold to manufacturers of plastic products, such as film for packaging, household goods, toys, automotive parts, mechanical goods, and other plastic items. A. Schulman's engineered compounds are designed to have and maintain characteristics, including chemical resistance, electrical conductivity, heat resistance, and/or high strength-to-weight ratios. Its polyolefins are used for interior trim, fascias, and bumper covers in automotive applications; for toys, small appliances, sporting goods, and agricultural and watercraft products in roto-molding applications; and for office supplies in industrial/commercial applications. The company's thermoplastic PVC compounds are available in blow molding, injection molding, and extrusion grades for application in the manufacture of automotive, furniture, architectural, and consumer products. A. Schulman's performs tolling services, such as compounding of resins and other materials of customers based upon formulae provided by such customers. The company offers its products to manufacturers and suppliers packaging, agriculture, automotive, consumer products, electrical/electronics, office equipment, and automotive markets primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. It has a joint venture with P.T. Prima Polycon Indah. A. Schulman was founded in 1928 by Alex Schulman and is based in Akron, Ohio.


Trex Company, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of wood/plastic composite products primarily for residential and commercial decking and railing applications. It manufactures Trex Wood-Polymer lumber through a process that combines waste wood fibers and reclaimed polyethylene. The company provides three deckling lines, including Trex Origins, which features a smooth surface; Trex Accents that features a smooth surface on one side and an embossed wood grain on the other; and Trex Brasilia, which replicates the look of tropical hardwoods with color variations. Trex Company serves consumers, home builders, and contractors in the United States and Canada. It sells its products through wholesale distributors, retail lumber dealers, retail building material dealers, and retail stores. The company was formed in 1996 and is headquartered in Winchester, Virginia.


GUESS?, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and licensing of casual apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. Its product line comprises collections of denim and cotton clothing, including jeans, pants, overalls, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, and knitwear for men, women, and children under various brand names. The company also selectively grants licenses to manufacture and distribute a range of products that complement its apparel lines, including eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, kids' and infants' apparel, and other fashion accessories. The company sells its products through its own stores to a network of wholesale accounts, and through the Internet. As of December 31, 2004, it operated a total of 287 stores, including 186 full-price retail stores, 86 factory outlet stores, 4 kids stores, 11 new concept stores in the United States and Canada, as well as 4 stores in Italy. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.


Ennis, Inc. engages in printing and constructing a line of business forms and other business products, as well as in manufacturing a line of activewear for distribution in North America. It operates through four segments: Forms Solutions Group, Promotional Solutions Group, Financial Solutions Group, and Apparel Solutions Group. The Forms Solutions Group primarily manufactures and sells business forms and other printed business products. The Promotional Solutions Group designs, produces, and distributes printed and electronic media, presentation products, flexographic printing, advertising specialties, and Post-it Notes. The Financial Solutions Group designs, manufactures, and markets printed forms, as well as offers internal bank forms, secure and negotiable documents, and custom products. The Apparel Solutions Group manufactures and distributes t-shirts and other activewear apparel. The company distributes its products through print distributors, stationers, quick printers, computer software developers, activewear wholesalers, screen printers, and advertising agencies. Ennis was founded in 1909. It was formerly known as Ennis Business Forms, Inc. and changed its name to Ennis, Inc. in 2004. The company is based in Midlothian, Texas.


Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct seller of food storage, preparation, and serving items worldwide. Its products categories include design-centric preparation, storage, and serving solutions for the kitchen and home; a line of kitchen gadgets, children's educational toys, and microwave products and gifts; and beauty and personal care products, including skin care products, cosmetics, bath and body care, toiletries, fragrances, and related products. The company sells its products through informative and entertaining home parties; retail access points in malls and other convenient venues; corporate and sales force Internet Web sites; and television shopping. As of December 25, 2004, the Tupperware distribution system had approximately 1,900 distributors; 58,600 managers; and 886,000 dealers worldwide. The company, formerly known as Tupperware Corporation, was founded in 1996. The company changed its name to Tupperware Brands Corporation in December 2005. Tupperware Brands is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.


Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of paper and reconstituted tobacco products to the tobacco industry, as well as specialized paper products for use in other applications. The company's tobacco products include cigarette, plug wrap, and tipping papers used to wrap various parts of a cigarette; reconstituted tobacco leaf used as a tobacco blend with virgin tobacco in cigarettes; reconstituted tobacco wrappers and binders for cigars; and paper products used in cigarette packaging. It sells these products to tobacco companies or their designated converters in North and South America, western and eastern Europe, Asia, and other regions. The company's commercial and industrial products comprise lightweight printing and writing papers, coated papers for packaging and labeling applications, business forms, furniture laminates, battery separator paper, drinking straw wrap, filter papers, and other specialized papers for the North American, western European, and Brazilian markets. Schweitzer-Mauduit was incorporated in Delaware in August 1995 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Kimberly-Clark Corporation and became an independent public company, pursuant to its spin-off from Kimberly-Clark in November 1995. The company is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.


Blyth, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of candles, potpourri, decorative accessories, seasonal decorations, and household convenience items, as well as tabletop lighting, accessories, and chafing fuel. The company operates in three segments: Direct Selling, Wholesale, and Catalog and Internet. The Direct Selling segment designs, manufactures, sources, markets, and distributes scented candles, candle-related accessories, fragranced bath gels and body lotions, and other fragranced products. The Wholesale segment offers a line of home fragrance products; candle-related accessories; seasonal decorations, such as ornaments, artificial trees, and trim; and home decor products, such as picture frames, lamps, and textiles. It also offers chafing fuel, and tabletop lighting products and accessories for the away from home or foodservice trade. The Catalog and Internet segment designs and markets household convenience items, photo albums, frames, holiday cards, personalized gifts, and kitchen accessories. The company sells its products to independent gift shops, specialty chains, department stores, food and drug outlets, mass retailers, hotels, restaurants, and independent foodservice distributors. It operates in the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as in Mexico, Australia, and the Far East. The company was formed in 1933 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Huntsman Corporation operates as a holding company that manufactures and markets various chemicals worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Huntsman LLC (Huntsman), Huntsman Advanced Materials LLC (AdMat), and Huntsman International LLC (Huntsman International). Huntsman manufactures and markets differentiated and commodity chemical products that comprise performance products, including maleic anhydride; polymers; and base chemicals. AdMat provides specialty chemicals that primarily include epoxy resin compounds and formulations; cross-linking matter and curing agents; and epoxy, acrylic, and polyurethane-based adhesives and tooling resin formulations. Huntsman International primarily offers polyurethanes and performance products, surfactants, and titanium dioxide, as well as petrochemical-based olefins, aromatics, and polyolefins products. The company's products are used in various industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, textiles, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances, and packaging. Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Inter Parfums, Inc. provides prestige perfumes and cosmetics, mass market perfumes and cosmetics, and health and beauty aids worldwide. The company develops, manufactures, and distributes prestige perfumes and cosmetics as the worldwide licensee for Burberry, S.T. Dupont, Paul Smith, Christian Lacroix, Celine, Diane von Furstenberg, and Lanvin. It also designs, markets, and distributes mass market products, such as fragrances, as well as personal care products, including alternative designer fragrances, mass market cosmetics, and health and beauty aids. Inter Parfums distributes its prestige products through independent distribution companies and through various duty-free operators, such as airports and airlines, and select vacation destinations. The company sells its mass market products to wholesale distributors, such as variety wholesalers and specialty store chains, as well as to multiple locations of accessory, jewelry, and clothing outlets. Inter Parfums was founded in 1985 under the name Jean Philippe Fragrances, Inc. and changed its name to Inter Parfums, Inc. in 1999. The company is headquartered in New York City.


Delta Apparel, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, distribution, and marketing of branded and private label apparel in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Activewear Apparel and Retail-Ready Apparel. The Activewear Apparel segment offers unembellished knit apparel to screen printing companies. In addition, it manufactures products under private labels for retailers, corporate industry programs, and sports licensed apparel marketers. This segment also offers pocket tees, tank tops, sleeveless tees, pigment-dyed tees, and ringer tees for adults. The Retail-Ready Apparel segment designs and produces shorts, T-shirts, jersey, and fleece apparel. The company sells its products to specialty and boutique stores, retail stores, department stores, sporting goods stores, screen printers, and private label accounts, as well as to college bookstores and to the U.S. Military. It has operations in the United States, Honduras, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Delta Apparel was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Duluth, Georgia.


Perry Ellis International, Inc. engages in the design, distribution, and licensing of apparel and accessories for men and women. Its menswear products include casual sportswear and bottoms, dress shirts and pants, jeanswear, golf apparel, sweaters, sports apparel, swimwear and swim accessories, activewear, and leather accessories. The company's womenswear products include swimwear, swim accessories, and sportswear. It also licenses its trademark portfolio for apparel and other products, including dress sportswear, outerwear, fragrances, and accessories. Perry Ellis distributes its products primarily to wholesale customers, which include various levels of retail distribution, including department stores, national and regional chain stores, mass merchants, specialty stores, sporting goods stores, green grass golf shops, the corporate wear market, as well as clubs and independent retailers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. As of January 31, 2005, it operated 36 retail stores in upscale retail outlet malls in the United States. The company was formed as Supreme International Corporation in 1967 and changed its name to Perry Ellis International, Inc. in 1999. Perry Ellis is based in Miami, Florida.


Crown Holdings, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. The company's primary products include steel and aluminum cans for food, beverage, household, and other consumer products; and a range of metal and plastic caps, closures, and dispensing systems. It also supplies aerosol cans, specialty packaging, metal closures and caps, high density polyethylene containers, health and beauty care packaging, and can making equipment. The company markets and sells its products through its sales organization to the soft drink, food, citrus, brewing, household products, personal care, and various other industries. It operates in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The company was founded by William Painter. Crown Holdings is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Myers Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of polymer products. It offers plastic and rubber products, including reusable plastic material handling containers, plastic planters, plastic storage and organization products, plastic storage tanks, plastic and metal material handling carts, rubber replacement parts, tire repair and retreading products, custom rubber sheet stock, and reflective highway marking products. The company distributes tools, equipment, and supplies for tire, wheel, and under vehicle service specialists in the United States. In addition, the company offers rubber molding processes, including injection molding; compression and transfer molding; compounding, calendering, and extrusion; blow molding; rubber-to-metal bonding; and rubber-to-plastic bonding. The company offers its products to automotive, appliance, general manufacturing, distribution, agriculture, retail, and food processing industries. Myers sells its plastic and rubber products through direct sales force and independent sales representatives. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.


Rock-Tenn Company and its subsidiaries engages in the manufacture and sale of packaging products, merchandising displays, and paperboard in North America. The company operates in three segments: Packaging Products; Merchandising Displays and Corrugated Packaging; and Paperboard. The Packaging Products segment manufactures folding cartons, which are used primarily to package beverages, paper goods, automotive products, hardware, and health care and nutritional food supplement products; household goods; healthcare and beauty aids; recreational products; textiles; apparel; and other products. It also manufactures express envelopes for the overnight courier industry; The Merchandising Displays and Corrugated Packaging segment designs, manufactures, and sells temporary and permanent point-of-purchase displays to consumer products companies. It also manufactures lithographic laminated packaging. In addition, this segment manufactures and sells corrugated packaging to industrial products and consumer products markets, as well as corrugated sheet stock to corrugated box manufacturers. The company's Paperboard segment produces binders' board for the bookbinding industry; coated and uncoated boards for commercial printing; specialty board; decorative liner board for the ready-to-assemble furniture industry; security board packaging material to protect against brand counterfeiting; and bleached/SBS board for food packaging, retail, and consumer goods, as well as trading cards and signage. The company sells its products through its direct sales force, as well as through independent sales representatives and independent distributors. Rock-Tenn was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.


Tredegar Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture of plastic films and aluminum extrusions. Its film products include plastic films, elastics, nonwovens, and laminate materials primarily for personal and household care products, and packaging and surface protection applications. Tredegar's aluminum extrusion products comprise mill, anodized, and painted aluminum extrusions for fabricators and distributors in the production of window components; curtain walls and storefronts; tub and shower doors; industrial and agricultural machinery and equipment ladders; bus bars; automotive parts; snowmobiles; and tractor-trailer shapes. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, Therics, Inc., develops microfabrication technology for the orthopaedic and neurological markets. Its products are used by orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons as Bone graft substitutes, which are distributed through a network of independent distributors. The company operates in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Tredegar Corporation is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.


Elizabeth Arden, Inc. operates as a beauty products company. It manufactures and markets designer fragrances, skin treatment, and cosmetic products worldwide. The company's fragrance products include perfumes, cologne, eau de toilette, body spray, and gift sets, as well as bath and body products, such as soaps, deodorants, body lotions, gels, creams, and dusting powder. Its skin care line comprises moisturizers, creams, lotions, and cleansers. The company's cosmetic products consist of foundations, lipsticks, mascaras, eye shadows, and powders. Elizabeth Arden markets approximately 100 owned or licensed prestige brands, including Elizabeth Arden Red Door, Red Door Revealed, Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue, 5th Avenue After Five, Elizabeth Arden green tea, Elizabeth Arden Provocative Woman, and Sunflowers; curious Britney Spears and fantasy Britney Spears; Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds and Passion; White Shoulders; Halston and Z-14; Geoffrey Beene's Grey Flannel; PS Fine Cologne for Men; Design; GANT Adventure; and Wings. The company's skin care brands include Ceramide, Eight Hour Cream, and Prevage; and cosmetics brands include Color Intrigue Cheek & Eye Collection, and other Elizabeth Arden brand lipstick, foundation, and color cosmetics products. In addition, Elizabeth Arden distributes approximately 250 prestige fragrance brands primarily in the United States through distribution and other purchasing agreements. The company sells its products to department stores, mass retailers, and international retailers. It also sells its products through perfumeries, boutiques, and travel retail outlets. Elizabeth Arden was established in 1960 and is headquartered in New York City.


Owens-Illinois, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures packaging products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Glass Containers and Plastics Packaging. The Glass Containers segment produces glass containers for malt beverages, including beer and ready to drink low alcohol refreshers, liquor, wine, food, tea, juice, soft drinks, and pharmaceuticals. Its customers include brewers, wine vintners, distillers, soft drink bottlers, and food producers. The Plastic Packaging segment manufactures injection-molded plastic containers, such as ovals, vials, closures, ointment jars, dropper bottles, and prescription containers for prescriptions and over-the-counter products; injection-molded containers for deodorant and toothpaste; and compression-molding plastic closures for carbonated soft drink and other beverage closures. The company sells its products to drug wholesalers, drug chains, and mail order pharmacies. Owens-Illinois was founded by Michael J. Owens as Owens Bottle Machine Company in 1903. It changed its name to Owens-Illinois Glass Company in 1929 and to Owens-Illinois, Inc. in 1965. Owens-Illinois is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.


P. H. Glatfelter Company and its subsidiaries manufacture specialty papers and engineered products. Its product offerings include papers for tea bags and coffee filters, trade book publishing, specialized envelopes, playing cards, pressure-sensitive postage stamps, metallized labels for beer bottles, and digital imaging applications. The company serves customers in book publishing, envelope and converting, food and beverage, pressure-sensitive, digital imaging, composite laminates, and other highly technical niche markets. P. H. Glatfelter owns and operates paper mills located in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, Neenah, Wisconsin, Gernsbach, Germany, and Scaer, France, as well as an abaca pulp mill in the Philippines. Its products are marketed through wholesale paper merchants, brokers, and agents, or directly to customers worldwide. P. H. Glatfelter Company was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania.


Chesapeake Corporation supplies specialty paperboard packaging and plastic packaging products. The company's Paperboard Packaging segment designs and manufactures folding cartons, booklets, leaflets, labels, composite tubes, rigid set-up boxes, vacuum-formed packaging, and other paperboard packaging products. The segment offers its products to various markets, including pharmaceutical and healthcare; international and branded products, such as alcoholic drinks, confectioneries, cosmetics, and fragrances; tobacco products; and food and household. Plastic Packaging segment designs and manufactures plastic containers, bottles, performs, and closures. Its customers comprise agrochemicals and other specialty chemicals; and food and beverages markets. The company markets and sells its products primarily in Europe, North America, China, Ireland, and South Africa. Chesapeake was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.


Stora Enso Corporation operates as an integrated paper, packaging, and forest products company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Paper, Packaging Boards, and Forest Products. The Paper segment develops and manufactures a range of publication papers, including magazine paper and newsprint, uncoated and coated magazine paper, and standard and specialty grades paper in reels for newspapers, magazines, books, directories, and other forms of advertising media. It also offers fine paper products, which include graphic coated and office uncoated fine paper grades for use as offset paper, envelopes, writing paper, and continuous stationery paper. The Packaging Boards segment offers consumer packaging boards, including carton boards, cigarette boards, food service applications, graphical products, and liquid packaging boards to industrial customers. The Forest Products segment develops, manufactures, and supplies sawn goods used in the joinery, furniture, and construction industry, including prefabricated houses. It also manages timberlands. The company distributes its products through its own marketing network and independent agents in North America and Europe. Stora Enso has a joint venture agreement with Foshan Huaxin Packaging Co., Ltd. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.


Votorantim Celulose e Papel S.A. engages in the production and distribution of pulp and paper products in Brazil and internationally. It offers printing and writing papers, including coated and uncoated printing and writing papers, thermal papers, carbonless papers, and other specialty papers. The company also produces eucalyptus pulp, including hardwood bleached market pulp. In addition, Votorantim Celulose, within the printing and writing paper category, produces cut-size, folio-size, and rolled products. The company was formed in 1988 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Votorantim Celulose e Papel S.A. is a majority owned subsidiary of Votorantim Participacoes S.A.


The Stride Rite Corporation engages in the design, distribution, and marketing of footwear for children and adults in the United States and Canada. The company provides children's footwear, including dress and recreational shoes, boots, sandals, athletic shoes, and sneakers in traditional and contemporary styles to consumers between the ages of 6 months and 10 years. It markets its products under the Stride Rite, Munchkin, Sperry, Sperry Top-Sider, Tommy Hilfiger, and Baby Smart brand names. Stride Rite also provides sneakers and casual footwear for adults and children under the Keds and Grasshoppers brands; marine footwear and outdoor recreational, hand-sewn dress, and casual footwear for adults under the Sperry Top-Sider, Sperry, and Mainsail brands; and dress casual, sport casual, and athletic footwear for adults using the Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Girl, and H Hilfiger brand names. The company sells its products through retail formats, including department stores, independent shoe stores, value retailers, e-commerce sites, and specialty stores. It also markets its products directly to consumers through its Stride Rite children's shoe stores, Stride Rite Family Footwear, and Stride Rite, Keds, and Sperry outlet stores located in factory outlet centers. As of December 03, 2004, the company operated 178 Stride Rite children's shoe stores and 64 manufacture outlets. Stride Rite was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.


LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of protective footwear and clothing for the work and outdoor markets. Its product categories include rubber footwear, leather footwear, rainwear, and protective clothing. The company sells its products primarily under LACROSSE and DANNER brands to sporting goods/outdoor retailers, general merchandise and independent shoe stores, wholesalers, industrial distributors, and catalog operations, as well as to the United States government. It distributes its products through a network of specialty retailers and distributors in the United States, and through distributors in Asia and Europe. LaCrosse Footwear is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.


Superior Uniform Group, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of various uniforms, corporate I.D., career apparel, and accessories. It offers its products to hospital and healthcare fields, hotels, and fast food and other restaurants, as well as public safety, industrial, transportation, and commercial markets. It also provides corporate and resort embroidered sportswear and also industrial laundry bags for linen suppliers and industrial launderers. Superior Uniform Group, Inc. was founded in 1920. It was formerly known as Superior Surgical Mfg. Co., Inc. and changed its name to Superior Uniform Group, Inc. in 1998. Superior is based in Seminole, Florida.


The Standard Register Company provides information solutions for the healthcare, financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and transportation industries in the United States and Canada. The company operates in four segments: Document and Label Solutions, Print-on-Demand (POD) Services, InSystems, and Digital Solutions. The Document and Label Solutions segment offers custom printed documents and labels, integrated document systems, business supplies, and distribution services for financial transactions, inventory control, product identification, distribution, regulatory compliance, healthcare, and other applications. The company also produces pressure-sensitive labels, including flexographic, screen, and offset printed labels; automatic identification and data collection systems (bar coding); compliance labels; and variable image products. The POD Services segment provides customers with information and marketing materials, such as billing and statement solutions, electronic document presentment, one-to-one marketing communications, Web-based information request fulfillment, customer information kits (cards, policies, statements, and manuals), and quick print production (print-on demand). The InSysytems segment provides InSystems Calligo, an integrated document automation software solution and InSystems Tracker, a compliance software application that automates the product development and states compliance filing process. The Digital Solutions segment offers ExpeData, a digital pen and paper technology, which converts the writing into a digital format; SMARTworks that operates as an Application Service Provider; and PathForward, which designs enterprise document strategies, as well as provides software integration and implementation services, and sourcing management. The Standard Register Company was founded in 1912 by John Q. Sherman. The company is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.


Astronics Corporation engages in the design, engineering, and manufacture of lighting components, subsystems, and systems for aircraft. It offers lighting components; subsystems; and electrical power generation, control, and distribution systems for the cockpit, cabin, and exteriors of military, commercial transport, and business jet aircraft. The company sells its products primarily for aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEM), OEM suppliers, and aircraft operators of business jets, military, and commercial transports worldwide. Astronics is headquartered in East Aurora, New York.


Quiksilver, Inc. engages in design, production, and distribution of branded clothing and accessories. It manufactures apparel for boys, girls, men, and women, as well as snowboards, snowboard boots, and bindings. Under the Quiksilver product line, the company offers shirts, walkshorts, T-shirts, fleece, pants, jackets, snowboard-wear, footwear, hats, backpacks, wetsuits, watches, and eyewear. Its Roxy product line includes sportswear, swimwear, footwear, backpacks, fragrance, beauty care, and bedroom furnishings for young women. The company distributes its products in the United States, Australia, and Europe. Quiksilver was incorporated in 1976 and is headquartered in Huntington Beach, California.


Sappi Limited engages in the manufacture and sale of pulp and paper products worldwide. Its products include coated paper, uncoated paper, speciality paper, packaging paper, newsprint, coated groundwood paper, paper pulp, chemical cellulose, and timber products, including sawn timber for the building industry; and components for the furniture and packaging industry. The company operates through two segments, Sappi Fine Paper and Sappi Forest Products. The Sappi Fine Paper segment provides coated fine paper, uncoated graphic and business paper, and coated and uncoated speciality paper, as well as casting release paper used in the manufacture of artificial leather and textured polyurethane applications. The Sappi Forest Products segment produces commodity paper products, pulp, chemical cellulose, and forest and timber products. The company's customers include the printers, publishers, merchants, converters, and other direct consumers. Sappi distributes its products primarily through merchants in the United States, Europe, Asia, and southern Africa. The company was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation manufactures paperboard and paper-based packaging, including containerboard, corrugated containers, multiwall bags, and coated recycled boxboard. It operates in two segments, Containerboard and Corrugated Containers, and Consumer Packaging. The Containerboard and Corrugated Containers segment produces corrugated containers, containerboard, kraft paper, solid bleached sulphate (SBS), and market pulp. Its corrugated containers are used to ship home appliances, electric motors, small machinery, grocery products, produce, computers, books, furniture, and various other products; containerboards are used in the production of corrugated packaging; SBS is used by the folding carton and carded packaging customers in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and other markets; and Kraft paper is used in consumer and industrial bags, grocery and shopping bags, counter rolls, handle stock, and refuse bags. In addition, it produces bleached northern and southern hardwood pulp, and bleached southern softwood pulp, which is sold to manufacturers of paper products. The Consumer Packaging segment produces coated recycled boxboard that is converted into folding cartons. Its products include: folding cartons, coated recycled boxboard, multiwall and consumer bags, flexible packaging, laminated products, and paper, foil, and heat transfer labels. The bags and intermediate containers are used to ship and protect a range of industrial and consumer products including fertilizers, chemicals, concrete, and pet and food products. Its coated recycled boxboard mills produce a range of recycled grades, including clay-coated newsback, kraftback, and whiteback, as well as waxable and laminated grades. Smurfit-Stone was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


Rocky Shoes & Boots, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of men''s and women''s footwear, gloves, and related outdoor apparel in the United States and Canada. Its products include rugged outdoor, occupational, military, and casual footwear, and outdoor apparel, as well as Gates gloves. Rocky Shoes & Boots distributes its products through sporting goods stores, outdoor specialty stores, mail order catalogs, independent retail stores, mass merchandisers, retail uniform stores, specialty safety stores, shoe mobiles, and farm stores. It also operates factory outlets in Nelsonville, Ohio, and Edgefield, South Carolina. The company was established in 1932 by William Brooks. Rocky Shoes & Boots is headquartered in Nelsonville, Ohio.


Hot Topic, Inc. operates as a mall-based specialty retailer operating the Hot Topic and Torrid store concepts. Its Hot Topic stores sell a selection of music/pop culture-licensed and music/pop culture-influenced apparel, accessories, and gift items. The company's Torrid stores sell apparel, lingerie, shoes, and accessories. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 648 Hot Topic stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and 114 Torrid stores. Hot Topic also sells products through its Web sites, and, which reflect the Hot Topic and Torrid store concepts, and sells merchandise similar to that sold in the respective stores. The company is headquartered in City of Industry, California.


Playtex Products, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of personal care and consumer products. Its primary product lines include Infant Care, Feminine Care, Sun Care, and Household and Personal Grooming products. The Infant Care product line includes infant feeding products, such as disposable nurser system, cups and mealtime products, reusable hard bottles, and pacifiers; and other infant care products, including diaper disposal system, premoistened towelettes, baby toiletries, and children's bubble bath. The Feminine Care product line comprises a range of plastic and cardboard applicator tampons, as well as complementary products, such as personal cleansing cloths for use in feminine hygiene, and heat therapy patch to alleviate discomfort associated with menstrual pain. The Sun Care product category offers general protection, baby and children's protection, tanning and oils, indoor tanning/sunless, faces and lips, and after sun products. The Household and Personal Grooming product line include gloves, at-home permanents, breath spray and drops, deodorants, and toothbrushes. The company sells its products in North America to mass merchandisers, food and drug stores, and specialty retailers. Playtex was founded in 1932 and is based in Westport, Connecticut.


Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of men's, women's, and children's accessories in the United States and Canada. Its product line includes belts, wallets, handbags, socks, scarves, gloves, hats, hair accessories, suspenders, cold weather accessories, sporting goods, neckwear, and gift accessories. The company markets its products through various retail outlets, including mass merchants, national chain stores, department stores, men's and women's specialty stores, catalog retailers, grocery stores, drug stores, golf pro shops, sporting goods stores, and the retail exchange operations of the United States military. Tandy Brands Accessories was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Arlington, Texas.


Cutter & Buck, Inc. engages in the design, sourcing, marketing, and distribution of sportswear apparel for men and women. It offers sportswear suitable for golf and other active lifestyles, business and weekend casual, and casually elegant situations. The company's products lines include knit and woven shirts, pants and shorts, sweaters, vests, wind and rain apparel, outerwear, and accessories. Cutter & Buck offers its products primarily to men and women over the age of 30. The company sells its products worldwide principally through golf pro shops and resorts, corporate accounts, upscale specialty retail stores, and distributors and licensees. Cutter & Buck was formed in 1990 and is based in Seattle, Washington.


Tefron, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of knitted intimate apparel, swim wear, and active wear for the health care industry. Its apparel products include knitted briefs, bras, tank tops, boxers, leggings, crop, T-shirts, nightwear, bodysuits, swim wear, beach wear, and active-wear. The company's healthcare products include anti-embolism stockings and compression therapy systems; sterile wound dressings; and dressing retainers and net tubing designed to hold dressings in place without the use of adhesive tape. The company markets its products in North America, Europe, Israel, and other countries directly to retail organizations, which sell them under their own labels, as well as to companies that market nationally advertised brands. Tefron was incorporated in 1977 and is based in Petach Tikva, Israel.


Entegris, Inc. provides materials integrity management products and services that purify, protect, and transport the critical materials used in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The company's products include wafer products, including wafer shippers and carriers; fluid handling products, such as valves, fittings, tubing, pipe, fluid measuring and control products, and containers; and finished electronic components products, which include shippers and trays for the transportation and handling of integrated circuits during testing, assembly, and packaging operations. Entegris also offers liquid and gas filters, as well as liquid delivery systems, components, and consumables used to precisely measure, deliver, control, and purify the process liquids, gases, and chemicals that are used in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The company sells its products primarily to semiconductor manufacturers, semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers, and hard disk manufacturers in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Entegris was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Chaska, Minnesota. Entegris merged with Mykrolis Corporation, a provider of liquid and gas purification products to the semiconductor industry, in August 2005.


Deswell Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture of injection-molded plastic parts and components, electronic products and subassemblies, and metallic products. It produces plastic parts and components that are used in the manufacture of consumer and industrial products, using various plastic injection technologies, such as film injection, integrated injection, and insert injection. These plastic products include cases and key tops for personal organizers; cases for flashlights, telephones, paging machines, projectors, and alarm clocks; grips and rods for fishing tackle; toner cartridges and cases for photocopy machines; parts for electrical products, such as air-conditioning and ventilators; parts for audio equipment; double injection caps and baby products; laser key caps; and automobile components. The company's electronic products include printed circuit board assemblies using surface mount, ball grip assembly, and pin-through-hole interconnection technologies; and finished products that include telecommunication products, such as special purpose telephones used as a private automated branch exchange, a network terminal, and an Internet platform; IP switches and routers; and audio equipment, such as power amplifiers, digital mixers, and digital signal processors. Deswell Industries' metal products include metallic molds and accessory parts used in audio equipment, telephones, copying machines, pay telephones, multimedia stations, and automatic teller machines. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Deswell industries was founded in 1987 by Lau Pui Hon, Li Chin Pang, and Leung Chi Wai. The company is based in Macao, Hong Kong.


American Biltrite, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides flooring products, tape products, jewelry, and flooring and rubber products. The company produces adhesive-coated and pressure-sensitive papers, and films used to protect material during handling, storage, or to serve as a carrier for transferring decals or die-cut lettering. It also produces pressure-sensitive tapes and adhesive products used for applications in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC); footwear; automotive; electrical; and electronic industries. American Biltrite's flooring products include vinyl and vinyl composition floor coverings, which are sold primarily through floor covering distributors to retailers and contractors for commercial and residential use. The company also manufactures paper, film, HVAC, electrical, shoe, and other tape products for use in industrial and automotive markets. In addition, American Biltrite designs, supplies, distributes, and services various adult, children's, and specialty items of costume and fashion jewelry, and related accessories throughout the United States and Canada. The company supplies costume jewelry to mass merchandisers and department stores. American Biltrite was organized in 1908 and is headquartered in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.


G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. engages in the design, manufacture, import, and marketing of outerwear and sportswear for men and women. The company offers coats, jackets, pants, skirts, and other sportswear items, as well as handbags and accessories under licensed labels, own labels, and private retail labels. It sells its products to department stores, mass merchants, and specialty retail stores in the United States. The company was formed in 1956 by Aron Goldfarb under the name G&N Sportswear. It changed its name to G-III Leather Fashions in 1974 and to G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. in 1989. G-III Apparel is headquartered in New York City.


Cooper Tire & Rubber Company manufactures replacement tires principally in North America. It operates through two segments, North American Tire Operations and International Tire Operations. The North American Tire Operations segment produces passenger car tires, light truck tires, and radial medium truck tires, as well as retread equipment and materials. Its customers include independent tire dealers, wholesale distributors, retail tire chains, and retail chains that sell tires and other automotive products. The International Tire Operations segment produces passenger car, light truck, racing, and motorcycle tires. It markets these products primarily to dealers in the replacement markets in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Scandinavia. This segment, through a manufacturing supply agreement, provides entry level passenger tires from China for distribution in the European market. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio.


Jaclyn, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, manufacture, distribution, and sale of apparel, handbags and accessories in the United States. Its apparel product line includes a range of women's loungewear, sleepwear, dresses and sportswear, and lingerie, as well as infants' and children's clothing. The company also offers vinyl, leather, and fabric handbags, sport bags, backpacks, cosmetic bags, and related products. It sells its products through salespersons and independent sales representatives primarily to department stores, retail chain stores, mail order catalogs, and other specialty retailers. The company also operates in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Dong Guan, the People's Republic of China. Jaclyn was incorporated in 1968 and is based in West New York, New Jersey.


The Aristotle Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture and distribution of educational, health, medical technology, and agricultural products. It operates in two segments, Educational and Commercial. The Educational segment primarily sells supplemental educational supplies and equipment to school districts, individual schools, teachers, and curriculum specialists, who purchase products for school and classroom use. In addition, the company sells medical technology training products, including manikins and simulation kits used for training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the emergency rescue, and patient care fields. The company's primary customers for its health care training products are fire and emergency medical departments, and nursing and medical schools. The Commercial segment markets agricultural supplies, and small hand tools and equipment to farmers and ranchers to assist in animal livestock and crop production. In addition, the company provides sterile sampling bags and containers. Its product line is primarily sold to the food industry, including water treatment facilities. The company distributes its products through catalogs, Web sites, and distributors to customers in the United States and internationally. The Aristotle Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.


Buckeye Technologies, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of value-added cellulose-based specialty products primarily in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Brazil. Its product line includes chemical cellulose, customized fibers, fluff pulp, and nonwoven materials. Chemical cellulose is used in the manufacture of various products, such as food casings, rayon filament, and acetate fibers, as well as thickeners for consumer products, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Customized fibers are used to manufacture filters, premium letterhead, currency paper, and personal stationery, as well as cotton balls and cotton swabs. Fluff pulp and nonwoven materials are used in products, such as disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products, and adult incontinence products. In addition, nonwoven materials are used in wipes, tabletop items, food pads, household wipes, and mops. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.


Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, manufacture, and marketing of ladies' intimate apparel, men's underwear, socks, shirts, babywear, bras, leisurewear and nightwear, knitted fabrics, dyeing, trimmings, and elastic ribbons. The company's intimate apparel items include fashion and basic underwear, as well as bras. It also produces seam-free panties, tops, and control underwear. Its socks include men's, women's, and children's socks in the leisure, dress, and sports categories. In addition, the company manufactures socks with cartoon and other characters. Babywear includes fashion and classic daywear, and sleepsuits in various styles and fabrics, with a focus on newborns. Delta Galil manufactures basic and fashion leisurewear, which includes T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, and jogging suits and blouson jackets. The company markets its products primarily in the United States, Israel, Canada, and Europe. Delta Galil was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.


Ashworth, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of men's and women's sports apparel, headwear, and accessories in the United States. Its Men's Division designs Authentics; Ashworth; Weather Systems; and fashion collections, such as knit and woven shirts, pullovers, jackets, sweaters, vests, pants, shorts, headwear and accessories. The company's Women's Division also designs Authentics, Weather Systems, and fashion collections. Ashworth distributes and sells its products through golf pro shops, resorts, off-course specialty shops, upscale department stores, retail outlet stores, colleges and universities, entertainment complexes, sporting goods dealers, NASCAR/racing markets, outdoor sports distribution channels, and specialty-advertising firms. The company sells its products in the United States, Europe, Canada, and various other international markets. It operated nine retail stores in California, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Georgia, as of October 31, 2004. Ashworth was founded in 1987 and is based in Carlsbad, California.


Tufco Technologies, Inc. provides wide Web flexographic printing services. It also offers wet and dry wipe converting, hot melt adhesive laminating, folding, integrated downstream packaging, and onsite quality and microbiological process management services. In addition, the company engages in the manufacture and distribution of business imaging paper products. It markets its products and services through its sales and customer service employees, manufacturer's representatives, and distributors. Tufco Technologies operates in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Newton, North Carolina. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin.


Zapata Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and supply of automotive airbag fabric and cushions, as well as in the process, marketing, and distribution of fish products primarily in North America and Europe. The company offers various automotive airbag fabric products comprising passenger, driver, and side impact airbag cushions, as well as side protection curtains, knee protection cushions, and related parts and accessory components worldwide. It also produces airbag fabric for sale to airbag manufacturers. Zapata also manufactures and supplies an array of specialty technical fabrics, including protective apparel for firefighters, filtration fabrics for use in metal and brewing industries, woven fabrics for use by manufacturers of coated products, release liners for use in tire manufacturing, and luggage fabrics, as well as specialty fabrics for use in fuel cells, bomb and cargo chutes, and oil containment booms and gas diaphragms. In addition, Zapata processes, markets, and distributes fish meal, fish oil, and fish solubles, as well as produces and sells various protein and oil products derived from menhaden, a species of wild herring-like fish found along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts. Its fish meal products are primarily used as a protein ingredient in animal feed for swine, cattle, aquaculture, and household pets. The company's fish oil is utilized for animal and aquaculture feeds, industrial applications, and additives to human food products. Zapata sells its fish solubles primarily to livestock feed manufacturers, aquaculture feed manufacturers, and for use as an organic fertilizer. The company sells its products through its direct marketing and sales force, and independent sales agents. Zapata operates in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1954 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.


Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. primarily engages in the wholesale and retail of leather and leathercraft related items in the United States and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Wholesale Leathercraft, Retail Leathercraft, and Other. The Wholesale Leathercraft segment, which operates under the The Leather Factory trade mark, engages in the wholesale distribution of leather and related items, including leatherworking tools, buckles and belt adornments, leather dyes and finishes, saddle and tack hardware, and do-it-yourself kits, to retailers, manufacturers, and end users. It operated 30 company-owned Leather Factory wholesale distribution centers in 20 states and 3 Canadian provinces, as of June 30, 2005. The Retail Leathercraft segment, which operates under the Tandy Leather Company trade name, supplies leather and related supplies, including tools, leather, accessories, kits, and teaching materials used in the leathercraft industry. As of October 5, 2005, it operated 49 Tandy Leather retail stores located throughout the United States and Canada. The Other segment engages in the custom design and manufacture of decorative hat trims, leather lacing, and kits for headwear manufacturers. Tandy Leather Factory also sells its products online. The company was founded by Wray Thompson and Ronald C. Morgan in 1980 as Midas Leathercraft Tool Company. It changed its name to The Leather Factory, Inc. in 1993 and to Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. May 2005. The company is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.


Caraustar Industries, Inc. manufactures recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. It operates through four segments: Paperboard; Recovered Fiber; Tube, Core, and Composite Container; and Carton and Custom Packaging. The Paperboard segment manufactures uncoated and clay-coated recycled paperboard. It offers various grades of paperboard for internal consumption or sale to tube, core, and composite containers; folding cartons, gypsum wallboard facing paper, and other specialty products markets. It also supplies other specialty converted and laminated products to the bookbinding, game, puzzleboard, printing, and furniture industries. The Recovered Fiber segment collects, sells, and brokers recycled paper and other paper rolls. The Tube, Core, and Composite Container segment produces spiral and convolute-wound tubes, cores, and cans for application in cloth cores, paper mill cores, yarn carriers, carpet cores and film, and foil and metal cores. It also produces specialty converted products for industrial packaging protection applications; composite containers for adhesive, sealant, food, and food service markets; and grease cans, tubes, cartridges, and other components. In addition, this segment manufactures injection-molded and extruded plastic products, including plastic cores for the textile industry; and plastic cores for the film, paper, and other industries. Further, it converts paperboard into solid fiber interlocking partitions for food and beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and electronic industries. The Carton and Custom Packaging segment manufactures printed and unprinted folding carton and setup boxes for paper goods; hardware; candy; sporting goods; frozen foods; dry food; film; and various other industrial applications, including textile and apparel. This segment also provides contract manufacturing and packaging services. The company was established in 1938 and is headquartered in Austell, Georgia.


Hartmarx Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sourcing of apparel products in the United States. Its operations include the Men's Apparel Group (MAG) and Women's Apparel Group. MAG designs, manufactures, and markets men's tailored clothing, slacks, sportswear, and dress furnishings. These products are sold under various business and casual apparel brands, both owned and under license, to a range of retail department and specialty stores. The Women's Apparel Group markets women's career apparel, designer knitwear, sportswear, and accessories. These products are sold through department and specialty stores under owned and licensed brand names, and through a direct to consumer operation. It offers a range of apparel and accessories to business and professional women through its catalogs and e-commerce Web site. The company was established in 1872 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Franklin Covey Co. operates in the performance skills industry in the United States and internationally. It provides integrated consulting, training, and performance enhancement solutions to organizations and individuals in strategy execution, productivity, leadership, sales force effectiveness, communications, and other areas. The company's integrated solutions might include components of training and consulting, assessment, and other application tools that are available in electronic or paper-based formats. It offers FranklinCovey planning system in various sizes and consists of daily or weekly formats with appointment schedules, prioritized daily task lists, monthly calendars, daily notes, and personal management pages for an entire year. The company's FranklinCovey planning system also includes binders and business cases in various materials, styles, and sizes. In addition, the company provides training curricula, measurement services, and implementation tools through directly operated offices, or through licensed providers. Further, it offers accessories and related products, including third-party books, videotapes, and audio cassettes focusing on time management, leadership, personal improvement, and other topics, as well as markets various content-based personal development products, such as books, multitape, CDs and workbook sets, CD-ROM software products, and calendars. The company's products and services are available through professional consulting services, public workshops, retail stores, catalogs, and the Internet. The company has strategic alliances with various companies for the distribution of its products and services. As of August 31, 2005, it operated 105 retail stores. Franklin Covey was formed in 1983 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.


GAINSCO, INC., through its subsidiaries, engages in the property and casualty insurance business focusing on the nonstandard personal auto market. Its products include coverage for third party liability for bodily injury and physical damage, as well as collision and coverage for theft, physical damage, and other perils for an insured's vehicle. It underwrites nonstandard auto insurance in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, and California. The company also provides claims adjusting, settlement, and management of claims. It markets its nonstandard personal auto products through independent retail agencies in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, and California. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.


Orbit International Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of electronic components and subsystems for military and nonmilitary government applications in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Electronics and Power Units. The Electronics segment designs, manufactures, and sells panels, components, and subsystems for contract program requirements to prime contractors, governmental procurement agencies, and research and development laboratories. Its products include various plasma-based telephonic intercommunication panels for secure voice airborne and shipboard program requirements, full-mil keyboards, trackballs, and data entry display devices. The Power Units segment manufactures and sells power supplies, AC power sources, frequency converters, uninterruptible power supplies, associated analytical equipment, and other electronic equipment. It also designs and manufactures power conversion devices, and electronic products for measurement and display. Orbit International was incorporated in 1957 as Orbit Instrument Corp. It changed its name to Orbit International Corp. in 1991. The company is based in Hauppauge, New York.


A.T. Cross Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of writing instruments under the Cross, Penatia, Omni by Cross, and Bill Blass brands. The company operates through, Writing Instruments and Accessories (WIA), and Optical segments. The WIA segment manufactures and markets writing instruments, such as ball-point pens, fountain pens, and selectip rolling ball pens, which accommodate various types of refills, as well as mechanical pencils and writing instrument accessories. In addition, the company operates as an original equipment manufacturer of writing instruments and of digital pens used with personal computers. Further, it designs and markets a line of watches; desk jets; and offers business accessories, such as pad portfolios, personal digital assistant cases, business card cases, key rings, letter openers, and money clips. The Optical segment designs, manufactures, and markets polarized eyewear under the brand name Costa Del Mar. The company sells its products throughout the United States by its direct sales force and manufacturer's agents or representatives to retail and wholesale accounts. Retail accounts include gift stores, department stores, jewelers, stationery, office supply and pen specialty stores, mass merchandisers, catalogue showrooms, the United States military post exchanges, service centers, and central buying operations; as well as optical and sunglass specialty shops, department stores, and sporting goods retailers. The company has operations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. A.T. Cross was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Lincoln, Rhode Island.


Parlux Fragrances, Inc. engages in the creation, design, manufacture, distribution, and sale of fragrances and beauty related products. The company holds licenses to manufacture, distribute, and sell fragrances and grooming items of PERRY ELLIS, PARIS HILTON, OCEAN PACIFIC, XOXO, FRED HAYMAN BEVERLY HILLS 273 Indigo', and JOCKEY. It also has license agreements with Paris Hilton Entertainment, Inc. to develop, manufacture, and distribute cosmetics, watches and other time pieces, handbags, purses, wallets, and other small leather goods under the Paris Hilton name; and GUND, Inc. to develop, manufacture, and distribute children's fragrances and related products on a worldwide basis under the babyGund trademark. In addition, Parlux's beauty-related products include soaps, shower gels, deodorants, body lotions, creams, and dusting powders. The company sells its products worldwide primarily through specialty stores, national department stores, and perfumeries. Parlux was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


UFP Technologies, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of packaging and specialty foam products for various industrial and consumer markets in North America. The company operates in two segments, Engineered Packaging and Component Products. The Engineered Packaging segment designs and manufactures interior protective packaging solutions utilizing molded fiber, vacuum formed plastics, and molded and fabricated foam plastic products to the computer electronics, medical/pharmaceutical, military, automotive, military, and general industrial markets. It provides a range of protective packaging products, including automotive material handling components, thermoformed medical packaging, cases and inserts, end-cap packs for computers, corner blocks for telecommunications consoles, antistatic foam packs for printed circuit boards, die-cut or routed inserts for attache cases, and plastic trays for medical devices and components. The Component Products segment designs and manufactures engineered component solutions utilizing laminating, molding, and fabrication technologies. It provides high performance foam, fabric, and plastic composites to the medical, sports and leisure, beauty, industrial, and automotive interior markets. The Component Products segment's products include backpack harness systems, abrasive nail files and antifatigue mats, athletic and industrial safety belts, medical braces, precision industrial gaskets, shock absorbing inserts used in athletic and leisure footwear, and other automotive interior trim components. UFP Technologies was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Georgetown, Massachusetts.


Intertape Polymer Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of specialized polyolefin plastic and paper-based products, as well as complementary packaging systems for use in industrial and retail applications in North America. The company''s products include carton sealing tapes, including Intertape pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes; industrial and performance specialty tapes, including masking, duct, electrical, and reinforced filament tapes; Exlfilm shrink film; Stretchflex stretch wrap; engineered fabric products; and flexible intermediate bulk containers. The company's product applications include aerospace, automotive, and industrial. The company sells its packaging products to industrial and specialty distributors, retail stores, and large end-users in diverse markets. The company was established by Melbourne F. Yull in 1981. Intertape Polymer Group is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.


Darling International, Inc. provides rendering, recycling, and recovery solutions to food industry worldwide. It operates through two segments, Rendering and Restaurant Services. The Rendering segment engages in the collection and processing of animal by-products from butcher shops, grocery stores, and independent meat and poultry processors. It converts these wastes into products, such as useable oils and proteins utilized by the agricultural and oleochemical industries. The Restaurant Services segment includes the collection of used cooking oils from food service establishments and recycles them into similar products, such as animal feed ingredients and industrial oils. This segment also provides grease trap services. Darling International was founded in 1882. It was incorporated as Darling-Delaware Company, Inc. in 1962 and changed its name to Darling International, Inc. in 1993. Darling International is headquartered in Irving, Texas.


Sport-Haley, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of men's and women's fashion golf apparel and outerwear under the SPORT HALEY and Ben Hogan labels in the United States and internationally. Its women's apparel portfolio includes tops, shorts, pants, sweaters, outerwear, and accessories; and men's apparel comprise shirts, shorts, pants, sweaters, and outerwear. The company also provides optional custom embroidering of its apparel with a personalized club, resort, or corporate logo. Sport-Haley offers its products through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors to golf professional shops, country clubs, resorts, and exclusive department stores. The company was organized in 1991 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.


Nitches, Inc. engages in the design, market, and distribution of wholesale apparel to national retailers, regional chain stores, and specialty retailers. Its products include women's sleepwear and western wear, men's casual wear and golf apparel, and men's and women's performance apparel. The company sells its products through sales network, including in-house sales personnel and independent sales representatives. Nitches, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in San Diego, California.


Forward Industries, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of carry solutions for hand held consumer electronics products. The company provides carry cases for cell phone handsets, cases for handset camera attachments, handset plastic belt clips, carrying case straps and bags, decorative faceplates, wrist straps, cleaning cloths, and other accessory products; carrying cases for electronic blood glucose monitor, testing strips, and lancets; and storage solutions for portable electronic and other products, including cases for MP3 players, retail bar code scanners, and various other products. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as under licenses to retailers and wholesalers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida.


Graphic Packaging Corporation (GPC), through its subsidiaries, provides paperboard packaging solutions in the United States, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. It operates through two segments, paperboard packaging and containerboard/other. The paperboard packaging segment produces paperboard and cartons, as well as designs and manufactures packaging machines that package bottles and cans, beverage containers, and nonbeverage consumer products. It also offers various laminated, coated, and printed packaging structures. In addition, this segment leases its packaging machines. The containerboard/other segment manufactures containerboardlinerboard, corrugating medium, and kraft paperfor sale in the open market. GPC distributes its paperboard and paperboard-based products, through direct sales offices and broker arrangements with third parties, principally to multinational brewers, soft drink bottlers, food companies, and other consumer products companies; as well as to independent and integrated corrugated converters. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia.


The Stephan Co. engages in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of hair care and personal care products on wholesale and retail basis. It operates in three segments: Professional Hair Care Products and Distribution (Professional), Retail Personal Care Products (Retail), and Manufacturing. The Professional segment includes a customer base of distributors, which purchase the company's hair care products, and beauty and barber supplies for sale to salons and barbershops. It offers wet goods, such as shampoos, conditioners, gels, and hair treatments; and hard goods, including scissors, clippers, combs, dryers, and other products used in styling hair. The Retail segment includes mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, and supermarkets that sell hair care and other personal care products directly to the end users. The Manufacturing segment manufactures products for subsidiaries of the company and private label brands for customers. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Peak International Limited (PIL) engages in the manufacture and sale of precision engineered packaging products for the storage and transportation of semiconductor devices and other electronic components. The company primarily produces matrix and disk drive trays, carrier tapes, and reels, as well as leadframe boxes and interleaves used in the storage and transportation of leadframes. In addition, it collects and sells recycled matrix trays. PIL sells its products to semiconductor companies, disk drive manufacturers, and assembly and test companies through its sales force and sales agents in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, Italy, South Korea, North America, and Europe. PIL was organized by T. L. Li in 1992 and is based in Fremont, California.


Vitro, S.A. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, manufactures flat glass, glass containers, and glassware in Mexico. The Flat Glass segment manufactures, processes, distributes, and installs float glass, rolled glass, architectural tempered safety glass, and insulated glass units for the construction industry; and windshields, side laminated glass, rear and side tempered glass, and polyvinyl butyral products for the automotive industry. The Glass Containers segment manufactures and distributes soda lime glass containers for the soft drink, beer, food, liquor and wine, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries; and raw materials, such as soda ash, sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, and salt, as well as glass forming machines, castings for glass molds, machinery parts, and electronic controls for the glass industry. The Glassware segment manufactures glassware, flatware, stemware, bakeware, and home decor products for the consumer segment; glassware and flatware for the food service segment; and coffee carafes, blender jars, lids, meter covers, candle holders, and lighting products for the industrial segment. The company has manufacturing facilities in 8 countries, and distribution centers in the United States and Europe. Vitro, S.A. exports its products to approximately 70 countries worldwide. The company was founded in 1909. It was formerly known as Fomento de Industria y Comercio, S.A. and changed its name to Vitro, S.A. de C.V. in 1980. Vitro, S.A. is based in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico.