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Zanett, Inc. provides customized information technology (IT) solutions to Fortune 500 corporations, mid-market companies, and classified government agencies involved in homeland defense and homeland security in the United States. It operates through two segments, Commercial Solutions and Government Solutions. The Commercial Solutions segment includes Back Bay Technologies, Inc.; INRANGE Consulting Corporation; Delta Communications Group; and Whitbread Technology Partners, Inc. These companies provide full lifecycle, end-to-end business solutions, including services to initiate, develop, and implement e-business systems; application development; project management; business analysis; architecture design; package customization; testing and quality assurance and implementation management; implementation of enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, and customer relationship management systems; and voice and data communications network integration solutions that include the provision of hardware, peripheral equipment, and telecommunications lines for voice and data communications networks, as well as related security and design services. The Government Solutions segment includes the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Paragon Dynamics, Inc., which provides technology engineering and project management services to the U.S. Federal Government either as a direct contractor or as a subcontractor to prime U.S. defense contractors. Paragon Dynamics specializes in providing software and satellite engineering services focusing on government and aerospace satellite and IT infrastructure contracts. The company was founded in 2000 and was formerly known as Planet Zanett. Zanett is headquartered in New York City.
CAREER EDUCATION CORPORATION (CECO)
Career Education Corporation (CEC) provides postsecondary education primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments: Colleges, Schools, and Universities (CSU); and Online Education Group (OEG). The CSU segment provides educational services primarily in classrooms or laboratory setting. The OEG segment operates two online educational platforms, including American InterContinental University Online and Colorado Technical University Online, which offers educational services through Internet-based courses. CEC offers various doctoral degree, master's degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, and diploma programs, such as business studies, culinary arts, health education, information technology, and visual communication and design technologies. The company's business studies program include business administration, business operations, e-commerce, merchandising management, criminal justice, paralegal studies, education, and hospitality management degrees. Its culinary arts programs comprise culinary arts, hotel and restaurant management, and pastry arts. CEC health education programs consists of healthcare management, dental office administration, medical massage science, medical office administration, medical assisting, dental assisting, medical administrative assisting, and massage therapy. The company's information technology programs include PC/LAN, PC/Net, computer technical support, computer network operation, computer information management, and computer programming. CEC visual communication and design technologies programs comprise desktop publishing, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, graphic imaging, Web page design, animation, photography, and visual journalism. As of January 31, 2005, it served approximately 101,500 students throughout 82 campuses located throughout the United States, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. CEC was founded in 1994 and is headquartered Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Insmed Incorporated, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery and development of drug candidates for the treatment of metabolic diseases and endocrine disorders. Its lead product includes recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-I bound to recombinant human insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (rhIGF-I/rhIGFBP-3), a Phase III clinical trial product, which would be used for the treatment of severe growth disturbance due to growth hormone insensitivity syndrome. The company's research and development stage products include rhIGFBP-3, for the treatment of various cancers; and INSM-18, for the treatment of various tumors. The company has strategic relationships with Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Tzamal Pharmaceutical; Pharmacia, Inc.; and Avecia Limited. Insmed was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Glen Allen, Virginia.
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED (RIMM)
Research In Motion Limited engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of wireless solutions for the mobile communication market worldwide. The company provides platforms and solutions for access to email, phone, short message service, organizer, Internet, and intranet-based corporate data applications. It also licenses its technology to handset and software vendors to enable these companies to offer wireless data services using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service. The company also enables various third party developers and manufacturers to improve their products and services with wireless connectivity. The company offers its products to carrier partners, resellers, and end users. The company was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.
Accenture, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, offers management consulting, technology, and outsourcing services worldwide. It operates in five segments: Communications and High Tech (CHT), Financial Services (FS), Products and Services (PS), Resources (RS), and Government. The CHT segment offers management consulting, technology, systems integration, and business process outsourcing services and solutions to the communications, electronics, high technology, media, and entertainment industries. The FS segment offers outsourcing strategies and customer relationship management initiative services for the banking, capital markets, and insurance sectors. The PS segment serves automotive, consumer goods and services, health and life sciences, industrial equipment, retail, and transportation and travel service groups. The RS segment serves the chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, utilities, and related industries. Its Government segment serves the defense, revenue, human services, government health, justice, postal, education, electoral authorities, and government organizations, as well as local governments. This segment also provides processing services in areas, such as human resources, social services, ticketing and tolling, collections, and procurement. The company also provides consulting services in the areas of human performance; strategy; customer relationship, finance and performance, and supply chain management, as well as provides various technology services, including information management, integration, infrastructure consulting, information technology strategy and transformation, and research and development services; and Microsoft, mobile, and enterprise solutions. Its outsourcing services include business process, application, and infrastructure outsourcing services. The company was formerly known as Andersen Consulting and changed its name to Accenture, Ltd. in 2001. Accenture, Ltd. is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
AMERICAN TOWER CORPORATION (AMT)
American Tower Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the ownership, operation, and development of wireless and broadcast communications sites in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. The company operates in two segments: Rental and Management, and Network Development Services. The Rental and Management segment leases antenna space on multi tenant communications towers to wireless service providers, and radio and television broadcast companies. It primarily serves personal communications services, cellular, enhanced specialized mobile radio, paging, and fixed microwave industries. The Network Development Services segment provides nonconstruction services, including site acquisition, zoning, permitting, and structural analysis. American Tower was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Captaris, Inc. provides business information delivery solutions to capture, process, deliver, manage, and archive data and documents worldwide. The company's products and services include fax server, document delivery, and information exchange products for the fax processing, e-document delivery, and business process automation markets, as well as Internet and corporate intranet information access markets; business process workflow products for automating functional and vertical-specific business processes; archiving and records management products for storing and retrieving fixed content, including information of all types; information automation and exchange solutions framework that combines content integration with information output delivery, enabling organizations to generate and deliver critical documents regardless of source data, format, or delivery method. Its solutions team provides implementation services; consulting and analysis service; enterprise management that helps in the installation and maintenance of its products; training services, which offer on-site or remote training sessions with channel partners and customers, as well as create and update online library of training materials; custom development; and developer program, which enables developers to extend and integrate its products by providing application programming support for the application program interfaces. In addition, it provides strategic and architectural technology consulting, custom development, integration of third party technologies, and other services. The company sells its products through an indirect channel of resellers and distributors, strategic partnerships, original equipment manufacturers, and private label agreements, as well as through its global/national account managers. Captaris was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
H&R Block, Inc. provides various financial services to the general public, principally in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Its tax operations include tax return preparation, and related services and products related to income tax return preparation in the United States. The company also offers customers, various options for receiving their income tax refund, including a check directly from the Internal Revenue Service, an electronic deposit directly to their bank account, and a refund anticipation check. H&R Block's investment products and services include traditional brokerage services, as well as annuities, insurance, fee-based accounts, online account access, equity research and focus lists, model portfolios, asset allocation strategies, and other investment tools and information. In addition, it originates mortgage loans, services nonprime loans, and sells and securitizes mortgage loans and residual interests. The loan servicing involves collecting and remitting mortgage loan payments, making required advances, accounting for principal and interest, holding escrow for payment of taxes and insurance, and contacting delinquent borrowers. Further, the company offers accounting, tax, and consulting services to middle-market companies. These services include wealth management, retirement resources, payroll services, corporate finance, and financial process outsourcing. H&R Block was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Amdocs Limited provides software and services solutions to services providers worldwide. The company offers customer relationship management, order management, service fulfillment, mediation, and content revenue management products, collectively known as Integrated Customer Management (ICM) Enabling Systems. These ICM Enabling Systems support various lines of business, including wireline, wireless, cable, and satellite, as well as a range of communications services, such as voice, video, data, Internet protocol, broadband, content, electronic, and mobile commerce. Amdocs also supports companies that offer bundled or convergent service packages. In addition, it provides directory sales and publishing systems for publishers of both traditional printed yellow page and white page directories, and electronic Internet directories. In addition, the company's information technology services comprise consulting, business strategy, system implementation, training, integration, and modification. Further, Amdocs provides managed services that include system modernization and consolidation, operation of data centers, ongoing support, maintenance services, system modification, provision of rating and billing services, and communications facility management services. Its customers include communications providers, and network operators and service providers. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Chesterfield, Missouri.
PRO-PHARMACEUTICALS INC (PRW)
Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage company, engages in research and development of drug technologies to reduce toxicity and improve the efficacy of chemotherapy drugs by combining the drugs with proprietary carbohydrate compounds. Its drug candidate, DAVANAT, is in Phase II clinical development. The company is also conducting preclinical studies for irinotecan, doxorubicin, oxaliplatin, paclitaxel, cisplatin, and bevacizumab both in combination with DAVANAT, as well as other polysaccharide compounds. Pro-Pharmaceuticals was organized in 2000 and is based in Newton, Massachusetts.
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC (AKAM)
Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides services for the delivery of content and business processes over the Internet for businesses, government agencies, and other enterprises. It offers services and solutions for content and application delivery, application performance services, on demand managed services, and business performance management services based on its technological platform, EdgePlatform. The company offers solutions for the delivery, load balancing, and storage of the applications and Web content. It also offers application performance services to enhance the performance of content common on corporate extranets and wide area networks. Akamai's on demand managed services, including Akamai EdgeComputing and net storage offerings, enable enterprises to handle Internet traffic. The company's business performance management services include its network data feeds and its Web analytics offering, which provide customers with data about the performance of their content and applications over the Internet and on the Edge Platform. In addition, it provides custom solutions, including replicating its technologies to facilitate content delivery behind the firewall, combinations of its technology with that of other providers to create solutions for specific customers, and support for applications that rely on the Internet and intranets. Akamai sells its services and software domestically and internationally through its direct sales and services organization, as well as through resellers. It has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
XM SATELLITE RADIO HOLDINGS INC (XMSR)
XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc., a holding company, provides music, entertainment, and information programming for reception by vehicle, home, and portable radios, as well as over the Internet primarily in the United States. The company offers XM NavTraffic, which provides satellite traffic data, and XM WX satellite weather service that offers graphical data weather service to the marine and aviation markets. Its radio services include music genres-commercial free-and live radio entertainment, popular musical formats, sports and entertainment programming, and local traffic and weather programming, as well as XM Radio Online. As of December 31, 2004, it operated approximately 150 channels, including 65 commercial-free music channels; 30 news and talk channels; 31 sports channels; 21 instant traffic and weather channels; 1 emergency alert channel; and premium channels serving 3.2 million subscribers. The company markets its services through various distribution channels, including automotive manufacturers and dealers, national and regional electronics retailers, car audio dealers, and mass retailers and rental car companies. XM Satellite is headquartered in Washington, District Of Columbia.
Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides higher education to working adults. The company offers associate degrees in business, criminal justice, general studies, health administration, and information technology. It provides program development services, which include degree program design, curriculum development, market research, student recruitment, accounting, and administrative services to regionally accredited private colleges and universities. Apollo Group also offers its educational programs worldwide through its computerized educational delivery system. In addition, it provides other services, which include recruiting and training faculty, monitoring academic quality, and providing support services. Further, the company offers professional education programs, such as continuing education for teachers; custom training; environmental training; and other programs leading to certification in the areas of business, technology, and nursing. As of August 31, 2005, Apollo Group offers its programs and services at 90 campuses and 154 learning centers in 39 states, Puerto Rico, Alberta, and British Columbia. The company was founded in 1973 by John G. Sperling and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
Paychex, Inc. provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States. The company offers payroll services, including payroll processing; payroll tax administration; time and attendance solutions; and employee pay services, including direct deposit, check signing, and Readychex. Its Human Resource Services include 401(k) plan recordkeeping, workers' compensation administration, section 125 plans, a professional employer organization, and other administrative services for business. The company serves approximately 522,000 payroll clients nationwide through approximately 100 offices. Paychex was founded by Thomas Golisano in 1971 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
QIAO XING UNIVERSAL TELEPHONE INC (XING)
Qiao Xing Universal Telephone, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of telecommunications products. Its product portfolio includes telecommunications terminals and related products, including fixed wireless phones and mobile phones; and consumer electronics, such as MP3 players, cash registers, and set-top-box products. The company also designs fixed line telephones and GSM mobile phones. Qiao Xing Universal distributes its products through independent regional distributors, and after-sales service centers, including wholesale agencies in China. As of December 31, 2004, the company distributed its products through 40 regional distributors to approximately 5,000 retail outlets in China. It has strategic partnership relationships with China Telecom, China Netcom, China Railcom, China Mobile, and China Unicom. The company was founded by Rui Lin Wu in 1992 and is based in Huizhou City, People's Republic of China.
NAVIGANT CONSULTING INC (NCI)
Navigant Consulting, Inc. provides litigation, financial services, healthcare, energy, and operational consulting services to government agencies, legal counsel, and large companies in the United States. It operates in two segments: Financial and Claims Consulting, and Energy Consulting. Financial and Claims Consulting segment provides consulting and advisory services, which include analyzing complex accounting, finance, economic, operations, and information management issues. Energy Consulting segment provides a range of management consulting services, such as strategy development, financial transaction support, operations support, regulatory advisement, management process outsourcing, and technical analysis. Navigant Consulting markets its services directly to senior and mid-level executives. It has a client base in the construction, energy, financial services, and healthcare industries, as well as in the public sector, including federal, state, and local governmental agencies. The company has offices in various cities primarily within the United States, as well as in Canada, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom. Navigant Consulting is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings, and research and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the capital markets worldwide, as well as credit assessment services, credit training services, and credit process software to banks and other financial institutions. It operates in two segments, Moody's Investors Service and Moody's KMV. Moody's Investors Service segment publishes rating opinions on various credit obligations issued in domestic and international markets, including various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs, as well as rating opinions on issuers of credit obligations. It also publishes investor-oriented credit research, including research on issuers, industry studies, special comments, and credit opinion handbooks. The company also provides research services, data, and analytic tools to institutional investors, and other credit and capital markets professionals. Moody's KMV segment develops and distributes credit assessment products and services for banks and investors in credit-sensitive assets, credit training services, and credit process software. The company maintains offices in 19 countries. Its customers include various corporate and governmental issuers of securities, as well as institutional investors, depositors, creditors, investment banks, commercial banks, and other financial intermediaries. Moody's Corporation was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in New York City.
Equifax, Inc. engages in the collection, organization, and management of various types of credit, financial, public record, demographic, and marketing information regarding individuals and businesses. The company's proprietary databases contain information on approximately 400 million consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through three segments: Information Services, Marketing Services, and Personal Solutions. The Information Services segment provides products and services that allow customers to make credit decisions about consumers and commercial enterprises. The Marketing Services information segment offers products and databases, which enable customers to identify a target audience for marketing purposes. The Personal Solutions segment provides information to consumers, which enable them to reduce their exposure to identity fraud and to monitor their credit health. The company also enables consumers to manage and protect their financial affairs through a portfolio of products that it sells directly through the Internet and in various hard copy formats. Equifax serves financial services, retail, telecommunications, utilities, automotive, brokerage, healthcare, and insurance industries, as well as state and federal governments located in North America, Europe, and Latin America. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
CORINTHIAN COLLEGES INC (COCO)
Corinthian Colleges, Inc. operates as a post-secondary education company in the United States and Canada. As of June 30, 2005, the company operated 46 diploma-granting schools with curricula primarily in the healthcare, business, electronics, and information technology fields; operated 15 campuses, which offer diploma and degree programs in the fields of aircraft, automotive, diesel, marine and motorcycle technologies; information and electronic technologies; and, healthcare; operated 33 degree-granting colleges that offers curricula principally in healthcare, business, criminal justice, and information technology and electronics; operated 34 colleges, which offer diploma programs in allied health, business, and information technology. It also operated 14 corporate training centers that provide onsite, outsourcing, and e-learning services for the corporate market in the areas of skills development and management for business and technology professionals; operated FMU Online and Everest Online, as of the same date. Corinthian Colleges was founded in 1995 and is based in Santa Ana, California.
CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (CCI)
Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) engages in the ownership, operation, and lease of towers for wireless communications. The company leases antenna space on its towers that accommodates multiple tenants, as well as provides certain network services, such as antenna installations, network design and site selection, site acquisition, site development, and other services to its customers. As of December 31, 2004, CCI owned, leased, or managed 12,000 towers, including 10,612 towers in the United States and Puerto Rico, and 1,388 towers in Australia. It offers its services primarily to various wireless communications companies that provide cellular, personal communications services, specialized mobile radio, 3G, broadband data services, and paging services in the United States and Australia. CCI was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
R.H. DONNELLEY CORPORATION (RHD)
R.H. Donnelley Corporation operates as a yellow pages publisher and directional media company in the United States. It publishes directories in two types, a core directory and a community directory. The core directories cover large population areas, whereas community directories typically cover a sub-section of the areas addressed by a core directory. Both directories contain yellow pages, white pages, and specialty sections. It publishes Sprint-branded yellow pages directories in 18 states, including Las Vegas, Nevada, and Orlando and Lee County, Florida; as well as SBC-branded yellow pages directories in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The company's customers include local and national advertisers. RH Donnelley also offer online directories, city guides, and search Web sites. In addition, the company sells local advertising in Illinois and Northwest Indiana onto SBC's Internet yellow pages platform. RH Donnelley Corporation was founded in 1841 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.
United Rentals, Inc. operates as an equipment rental company in North America. The company operates in two segments, General Rentals and Traffic Control. The General Rentals segment includes the rental of construction, aerial, industrial and homeowner equipment, and related services and activities. Its customers include construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, and homeowners. The Traffic Control segment includes the rental of equipment for controlling traffic and related services and activities. Its customers include construction companies involved in infrastructure projects and municipalities. The company markets its products through direct sales force, national account program, and e-rental stores. As of September 12, 2005, it operated an integrated network of approximately 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and Mexico. United Rentals is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
TETRA TECHNOLOGIES INC (TTI)
TETRA Technologies, Inc. operates as an oil and gas services company. It manufactures integrated calcium chloride and brominated products, and supplies feedstocks to energy and other markets worldwide. The company operates in three divisions: Fluids, Well Abandonment and Decommissioning (WAD), and Production Enhancement. The Fluids division manufactures and markets clear brine fluids to the oil and gas industry for well drilling, completion, and workover operations. It also markets certain fluids and dry calcium chloride to various domestic and international markets outside the energy industry. The WAD division provides services required for the abandonment of depleted oil and gas wells, as well as the decommissioning of platforms, pipelines, and other associated equipment. It also produces oil and gas from wells acquired in its well abandonment and decommissioning business, and provides electric wireline, engineering, workover, and drilling services. The Production Enhancement division provides production testing services in the Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, the offshore Gulf of Mexico, and certain Latin American markets. It designs, fabricates, sells, leases, and services wellhead compression equipment primarily used for production from mature, low pressure natural gas wells located principally in the mid-continent, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Louisiana regions of the United States and western Canada. The division also provides technology and services required for the separation and recycling of oily residuals generated from petroleum refining operations. As of December 31, 2004, the company had 22,405,000 thousand cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves and 2,646,000 barrels of proved oil reserves. TETRA Technologies was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Woodlands, Texas.
WEIGHT WATCHERS INTERNATIONAL INC (WTW)
Weight Watcher's International, Inc. provides weight management services in 30 countries through a network of company-owned and franchise operations. It holds approximately 46,000 weekly meetings where members receive group support and education about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification, and physical activity. The company offers weight loss and control programs through classroom type meetings in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australasia, South Africa, Israel, and Brazil. It sells various proprietary products, including snack bars, books, CD-ROMS, and POINTS calculators through its classroom operations and to its franchisees. In addition, Weight Watchers offers a range of products, publications, and programs for those interested in weight loss and weight control. Its affiliate company, WeightWatchers.com, Inc., offers two personalized Web-based subscription products, Weight Watchers Online and Weight Watchers eTools. Weight Watcher's International was founded by Jean Nidetch and is headquartered in New York City.
GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC (GPN)
Global Payments, Inc. processes electronic transactions for merchants, multinational corporations, financial institutions, consumers, government agencies, and other profit and nonprofit business enterprises. The company offers its products through merchant services and money transfer offerings. Its merchant service offerings provide merchants and financial institutions with credit and debit card transaction processing, check services, and terminal management. Global Payments' money transfer product and service offerings include consumer-to-consumer and business-to-business money transfer, and financial electronic data interchange, as well as account balance, management information, and depositing reporting. The company markets its products and services through a direct sales force, retail branch outlets, independent sales organizations, independent sales representatives, an internal telesales group, trade associations, alliance bank relationships, and financial institutions. Global Payments operates in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Morocco, and the Philippines. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
PFSweb, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the development and deployment of integrated business process outsourcing services in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company offers professional consulting; technology collaboration; managed Web hosting; Internet application development; order management; Web-enabled customer contact centers; customer relationship management; financial services, including billing and collection services and working capital solutions; information management; facilities and operations management; kitting and assembly services; and international fulfillment and distribution services. It serves clients operating in a range of vertical markets, including technology manufacturing, computer products, printers, cosmetics, fragile goods, high security collectibles, pharmaceuticals, contemporary home furnishings, apparel, aviation, telecommunications, and consumer electronics. The company is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
FTI Consulting, Inc. provides forensic and litigation consulting and technology, corporate finance/restructuring, and economic consulting services in the United States. The company operates in three practice segments: Forensic and Litigation Consulting and Technology Practice, Corporate Finance/Restructuring Practice, and Economic Consulting Practice. The Forensic and Litigation Consulting and Technology Practice segment enables clients to assess financial transactions and reconstruct events from incomplete and/or corrupt data, uncover vital evidence, identify potential claims, and assist in the pursuit of economic recoveries. It also provides asset tracing investigative services and witness services. In addition, the Forensic and Litigation Consulting and Technology Practice segment provides litigation related services to clients in various phases of litigation, including prefiling, discovery, jury selection, trial preparation, expert testimony, and the actual trial. The Corporate Finance/Restructuring Practice segment provides turnaround, performance improvement, lending solutions, financial and operational restructuring, restructuring advisory, mergers and acquisitions, transaction advisory, and interim management services. The Economic Consulting Practice segment provides its clients with analyses of economic issues for use in legal and regulatory proceedings, strategic decision-making, and public policy debates. The company is based in Annapolis, Maryland.
Exelixis, Inc. engages in the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cancer, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and other serious diseases. Its clinical development pipeline includes various compounds in cancer and renal disease: XL119 (becatecarin), which is in a Phase III clinical trial in patients with inoperable bile duct tumors and which was exclusively licensed to Helsinn Healthcare SA with rights to reacquire commercial rights for North America; XL647, XL999, XL880, and XL820 that are in Phase I clinical trials in cancer; and XL844 and XL184, anticancer compounds for which it filed investigational new drug applications. The company's preclinical pipeline comprises six programs. The preclinical oncology programs consist of development candidates that focus on inhibiting the RAF (XL281), Akt/S6k (XL418), and IGF1R (XL228) kinases that are implicated in various cancers. In preclinical metabolic disease programs, which consist of Liver X Receptor, Farnesoid X Receptor, and Mineralocortiocoid Receptor programs, the company is developing small molecules that modulate nuclear hormone receptors implicated in various metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Exelixis has alliances with major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Genentech. The company was founded as Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1994 and changed its name to Exelixis, Inc. in 2000. Exelixis is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.
MODIS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INC (MPS)
MPS Group, Inc. provides staffing, consulting, and business solutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe. It operates through two divisions, Professional services and Information Technology (IT) Services. The Professional Services division provides staffing and recruiting services under the units Entegee, Special Counsel, Accounting Principals, and Soliant Health. Entegee provides workforce solutions for technical and engineering needs, including onsite management consulting and inhouse project services. Special Counsel places employees in attorney, paralegal, legal administrative, and legal secretarial positions. Accounting Principals places employees in accounting, finance, and banking positions. Soliant Health places imaging technicians and traveling healthcare professionals, in the areas of nursing, physical, and occupational therapy. The IT Services division provides staffing, consulting, and business solutions under the units Modis, Modis International (MI), Idea Integration (IDI), and Beeline. Modis unit engages in the placement of IT contract consultants for IT project support and staffing, recruitment of full-time positions, project-based and supplier management solutions, and on-site recruiting support in the areas of application development, and systems and enterprise application integration. IDI unit engages in Web design and development, information management solutions, wireless workflow applications, and enterprise resource management. Beeline provides a software-based human capital management services solution that automates the acquisition and management of full-time and contingent workers. MI unit places employees in positions, such as accounting and finance, financial services, legal, human resources, marketing, not-for-profit, and public-sector. The company was incorporated in 1992 as Accustaff Incorporated and changed its name to MPS Group, Inc. in 2002. MPS Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
Telik, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule drugs in the United States. Its primary product candidate, TELCYTA, is a small molecule tumor-activated cancer product candidate, which is being evaluated for the treatment of cancers that are resistant to standard chemotherapy drugs. The TELCYTA is in three Phase 3 registration trials for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer, nonsmall cell lung cancer, and refractory ovarian cancer. The company's another product candidate, TELINTRA, is a small molecule bone marrow stimulant, which is being developed for the treatment of blood disorders associated with low blood cell levels, such as neutropenia or anemia. The TELINTRA is in Phase 2 trial in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. Telik has collaboration agreements with Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd. and Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. The company was formed as Terrapin Diagnostics, Inc. in 1988 and changed its name to Terrapin Technologies, Inc. in 1989. Further, Terrapin Technologies changed its name to Telik, Inc. in 1998. Telik is based in Palo Alto, California.
BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS INC (BFAM)
Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. provides workplace services for employers and families, including early care and education and strategic work/life consulting in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It provides center based child care, education and enrichment programs, elementary school education, backup care, before and after school care for school age children, summer camps, vacation care, and other family support services. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 560 early care and education centers. Bright Horizons Family Solutions is based Watertown, Massachusetts.
AMERICAN GREETINGS CORPORATION (AM)
American Greetings Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of everyday and seasonal greeting cards, as well as other social expression products worldwide. It provides greeting cards, gift wrap, party goods, calendars, candles, balloons, and stationery, as well as educational products and custom display fixtures. The company, through its subsidiary, AG Interactive, Inc., provides email greetings, personalized printable greeting cards, and other social expression products through the its Web sites www.americangreetings.com, www.bluemountain.com, and www.egreetings.com; cobranded Web sites; and online services. AG Interactive also distributes ringtones for cellular telephones, graphics, games, alerts, and other social messaging products and applications to mobile devices. American Greetings' channels of distribution include mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, and supermarkets, as well as card and gift shops, department stores, military post exchanges, variety stores, and combo stores. The company also sells its products to third-party distributors. As of May 31, 2005, it owned and operated 534 card and gift retail stores in North America. American Greetings was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES INC (ENER)
Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. engages in the invention, engineering, development, and commercialization of materials, products, and production technology in the fields of alternative energy technology and information technology. The company also involves in research and development, and production of proprietary materials and products, as well as in designing and building production machinery. In addition, it offers Photovoltaics, which provides clean energy by converting sunlight into electricity. Further, the company, through a joint venture with Chevron Technology Ventures, provides nickel metal hydride batteries for various applications, including transportation, telecommunication, uninterruptible power supply, military, homeland security, stationary power, and other prismatic battery applications. Energy Conversion was co-founded by Stanford R. Ovshinsky and Iris M. Ovshinsky in 1960. The company is based in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Fluor Corporation provides engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services in the United States. It operates in five segments: Oil and Gas, Industrial and Infrastructure, Government, Global Services, and Power. The Oil and Gas segment provides design, engineering, procurement, construction, and project management services to energy-related industries. It offers new facilities; upgrades and revamps of existing facilities; fire and explosion rebuilds; expansions for refineries; pipeline; and offshore facility installations. The Industrial and Infrastructure segment provides design, engineering, procurement, and construction services to the manufacturing, life sciences, commercial and institutional, chemicals, mining, microelectronics, telecommunications, and transportation sectors. It provides its clients with the resources of architecture, industrial design, engineering, construction, construction management, and commissioning for new construction and refurbishment of existing facilities. The Government segment provides project management services to U.S. government, particularly to the department of energy. This segment provides environmental restoration, engineering, construction, site operations, and maintenance services. The Global Services segment provides operations and maintenance activities, construction and maintenance site services, and industrial fleet outsourcing; plant turnaround services; temporary staffing; materials and subcontract procurement; and construction-related support. The Power segment designs and constructs new power generation facilities, primarily in the fossil fuel power industry. It offers a range of services, including engineering, procurement, construction, start-up, and maintenance. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. Fluor Corporation was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.
CONVERGYS CORPORATION (CVG)
Convergys Corporation provides outsourced customer care, employee care and integrated billing software services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Customer Management Group and Information Management Group. The Customer Management Group provides outsourced customer care and employee care services. The customer care services comprise customer service, technical support, accounts receivable management, sales account management, business process outsourcing, and business intelligence solutions. The employee care services include benefits administration, human resource administration, recruiting and staffing, and learning. The Information Management Group provides outsourced billing, and information services and software. It offers information software for various segments of the communications industry, including wireless, wireline, cable, cable telephony, broadband, direct broadcast satellite, and the Internet. The company's software provides rating and billing, customer order management, mediation management, activation management, and partner relationship management. Convergys serves communications, technology, financial services, and other industries. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
CINTAS CORPORATION (CTAS)
Cintas Corporation provides specialized services to various businesses in North America. It operates through two segments, Rentals and Other Services. The Rentals segment designs and manufactures corporate identity uniforms, which it rents to its customers. This segment also sells and rents other items, including entrance mats, shop towels, and restroom supplies. The Other Services segment engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of uniforms to its customers, as well as the sale of ancillary products and services. These products and services include restroom supplies, first aid products and services, document management services, and cleanroom supplies. Cintas serves small service manufacturing companies and other corporations. The company was founded in 1968 by Richard T. Farmer and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Manpower, Inc., a holding company, operates in the employment services industry. It provides a range of human resource services, including permanent, temporary, and contract recruitment; employee assessment; training; internal audit, accounting, technology, and tax services; and organizational consulting services. Manpower was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Glendale, Wisconsin.
IRON MOUNTAIN INCORPORATED (IRM)
Iron Mountain, Inc. provides information storage and protection, and related services in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America. It offers records management services, which include records management program development and implementation to help customers comply with specific regulatory requirements; implementation of policy-based programs that feature storage for media, including paper, flexible retrieval access, and retention management; digital archiving services for archiving of electronic records; shredding services that ensure privacy and a chain of record custody; and specialized services for records, film and sound, and regulated industries, such as healthcare, energy, and financial services. The company's data protection services include disaster preparedness planning support; data backup and data recovery in the event of a disaster, human error or virus; electronic vaulting to provide managed, online data backup and recovery services for personal computers and server data; and escrow services to protect and manage source code and other proprietary information, and domain name management services. In addition, Iron Mountain sells storage materials, including cardboard boxes and magnetic media, as well as provides consulting, facilities management, fulfillment, and other outsourcing services. The company serves commercial, legal, banking, healthcare, accounting, insurance, entertainment, and government organizations. Iron Mountain was founded by Herman Knaust in 1951 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Gartner, Inc. provides research and analysis on information technology (IT), computer hardware, software, communications, and related technology industries. The company operates in three segments: Research, Consulting, and Events. The Research segment provides research content and advice for IT professionals, technology companies, and the investment community in the form of reports and briefings, as well as peer networking services and membership programs designed for chief information officers and other senior executives. The Consulting segment offers consulting, measurement engagements, and strategic advisory services, which provide assessments of cost, performance, efficiency, and quality focused on the IT industry. The Events segment provides various services, such as symposia, conferences, and exhibitions focused on specialized topics in the IT industry, which include outsourcing, mobile wireless, customer relationship management, and application integration and business intelligence. Gartner operates in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY (EXBD)
The Corporate Executive Board Company (CEB) provides best practices research, decision support tools, and executive education focusing on corporate strategy, operations, and general management issues principally in the United States. Its best practices research supports senior executive decision making by identifying and analyzing specific management initiatives, processes, and strategies in solving common business problems or challenges. These services include best practices research studies, executive education seminars, customized research briefs, and Web-based access to the program content databases and decision support tools. It offers research programs in various areas, including human resources, strategy and research and development, information technology, sales and marketing, finance, legal and real estate, operations and procurement, and financial services. The company was founded in 1979 under the name Research Counsel of Washington and changed its name to The Advisory Board Company in 1983, and then to The Corporate Executive Board Company in 1997. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Administaff, Inc., a professional employer organization, provides human resources services to small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. Its personnel management system encompasses a range of services, including benefits and payroll administration, health and workers' compensation insurance programs, personnel records management, employer liability management, employee recruiting and selection, employee performance management, and employee training and development services. As of February 7, 2005, it operated 38 sales offices located in 21 markets in the United States. Administaff serves clients in technology, engineering, real estate, accounting, medical services, banking, legal, insurance, and light manufacturing industries. The company was co-founded by Paul J. Sarvadi in 1986 and is headquartered in Kingwood, Texas.
EURONET WORLDWIDE INC (EEFT)
Euronet Worldwide, Inc. processes secure electronic financial transactions. It offers outsourcing and consulting services, integrated electronic financial transaction (EFT) software, network gateways, and electronic top-up services to financial institutions, mobile operators, and retailers. The company operates in three segments: EFT Processing, Prepaid Processing, and Software Solutions. The EFT Processing segment provides outsourced management services and network services to banks and mobile phone companies primarily in the Europe, the Middle East, Egypt, and India. This segment also offers electronic recharge services for prepaid mobile airtime. As of December 31, 2004, it processed transactions for a network of 5,742 ATMs and approximately 9,700 point of sale terminals. The Prepaid Processing segment provides prepaid processing, or top-up services, for prepaid mobile airtime and other prepaid products. This segment operates a network of approximately 175,000 point of sale terminals providing electronic processing of prepaid mobile phone airtime top-up services in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The Software Solutions segment offers a suite of integrated electronic financial transaction software solutions for electronic payment and transaction delivery systems. Euronet Worldwide has a joint venture with Arab Financial Services Company. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Leawood, Kansas.
GATX Corporation, a finance and leasing company, provides business solutions to customers and partners worldwide. It operates in three segments: GATX Rail (Rail), GATX Air (Air), and GATX Specialty Finance (Specialty). Rail segment engages in leasing rail equipment, including tank cars, freight cars, and locomotives to railroads, chemical, petroleum, agricultural, and food processing companies. This segment also provides full-service leases, including maintenance of the railcars and payment of ad valorem taxes. As of December 31, 2004, it owned approximately 128,500 railcars, as well as had an ownership interest in approximately 26,700 railcars. In addition, it owned 531 locomotives, as well as managed approximately 12,700 railcars for third party owners, as of the above date. Air segment engages in leasing narrowbody aircraft that are used by commercial airlines. This segment also offers aircraft management services to third-party owners. These services include marketing the aircraft, and monitoring aircraft maintenance and condition, as well as administering the portfolio, including billing and collecting rents, accounting and tax compliance, reporting and regulatory filings, purchasing insurance, and lessee credit evaluation. It owned 163 aircraft and managed 66 aircraft for third parties, as of above date. Specialty segment engages in asset-based financial operations, including asset/portfolio acquisitions, management, and remarketing. This segment also provides asset management services for third-party owners. It pursues investments in marine assets and select industrial equipment assets. GATX Corporation was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
DeVry, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of DeVry University, Ross University, Deaconess College of Nursing, and Becker Professional Review. DeVry University provides undergraduate programs in technology and business, and Keller Graduate School of Management with graduate programs in management. Ross University operates two schools that include Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine located in the Caribbean countries of Dominica and St. Kitts/Nevis. Deaconess College of Nursing offers associate and bachelor's degree programs in nursing and a degree completion program for registered nurses who previously completed an associate degree program. Becker Professional Review prepares candidates for the Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Chartered Financial Analyst professional certification examinations. DeVry was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.
STEWART ENTERPRISES INC (STEI)
Stewart Enterprises, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides funeral and cemetery products and services for death care industry in the United States. It offers various funeral merchandise and services, as well as cemetery property, merchandise, and services. The company's funeral homes offer a range of services and products, including funeral services, cremation, transportation services, removal and preparation of remains, caskets, and flowers. It also sells cemetery property, which includes lots, lawn crypts, and family and community mausoleums; merchandise, such as vaults, monuments, and markers; and services consisting of burial site openings and closings, and inscriptions. As of October 31, 2006, Stewart Enterprises operated 229 funeral homes and 143 cemeteries in 25 states within the United States and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1910 and is based in Jefferson, Louisiana.
SOTHEBYS HOLDINGS INC (BID)
Sotheby's Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an auctioneer of fine art, antiques, decorative art, jewelry, and collectibles. The company's primary activity as an auctioneer includes identification, evaluation, and appraisal of works of art; stimulating purchaser interest; and matching sellers and buyers through the auction process. In addition, it engages in other related activities, including the purchase and resale of art and other collectibles; and the brokering of art and collectible purchases and sales through private treaty sales. The company also conducts art-related financing activities and is engaged in art education activities. Sotheby's Holdings conducts Internet auctions through a strategic alliance with eBay, Inc. Sotheby's Holdings was founded in 1744 and is headquartered in New York City.
DIAMOND MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS INC (DTPI)
DiamondCluster International, Inc. operates as a management consulting company. It offers customers skills in strategy, technology, and program management to companies in the financial services, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, and the public sector worldwide. The company's services to the financial services companies include managing technology and business transformations, strategic sourcing, preparing for Basel II implementation, developing enterprise-wide payment strategies, and assessing various technologies. DiamondCluster International advises insurance companies to address various issues, such as market agility, agent and customer experience and retention, distribution, information strategies, technology strategy, technology operations and enterprise architecture, technology and business transformation, and strategic sourcing. The company assists its telecommunications customers with business and marketing strategy, customer behavior insight, wireless and broadband strategy and execution, wireless bid and launch, convergence, and information technology assessment and strategy issues. Its services for the healthcare industry consist of medical and administrative costs reduction, post-merger integration, value extraction, and legacy system rationalization. DiamondCluster International's services for government agencies include citizen-centric responsiveness, homeland security, and enhanced scrutiny. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services and solutions to the United States military, agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other U.S. Government civil agencies. The company operates in two segments, Government and Commercial. The Government segment offers technical services and solutions to the U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies, and foreign governments in the areas of defense, intelligence, homeland security, logistics and product support, systems engineering and integration, and research and development. The Commercial segment provides technology-driven consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing services and solutions for oil and gas exploration and production; applications and information technology infrastructure management for utilities; and data lifecycle management for pharmaceuticals. The company was founded 1969 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
VCA Antech, Inc. engages in the provision of animal healthcare services, and operation of veterinary diagnostic laboratories and animal hospitals in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Laboratory, Animal Hospital, and Medical Technology. The Laboratory segment provides testing services for veterinarians both associated with the company and independent of the company. The Animal Hospitals segment offer medical and surgical services; and specialized treatments, including advanced diagnostic services, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology. The Medical Technology segment sells diagnostic ultrasound imaging and digital radiography imaging equipment for veterinarians, and provides consultative support in the diagnosing process, as well as mobile imaging services. The company also provides pharmaceutical products and various pet wellness programs, including routine health examinations, diagnostic testing, vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and dental care. In addition, it provides diagnostic testing for various clients, including standard animal hospitals, large animal practices, universities, and other government organizations. As of December 31, 2004, the company laboratory network consisted of 27 laboratories in 50 states and its animal hospital network consisted of 315 animal hospitals in 36 states. VCA Antech was formed in 1986 and is headquartered Los Angeles, California.
SRS Labs, Inc. engages in the development and provision of application-specific integrated circuits, standard integrated circuits (ICs), and audio and voice technology solutions for home entertainment, portable media device, personal telecommunications, personal computer, automotive, and broadcast markets. The company operates through two segments, Licensing and Semiconductors. The Licensing segment develops and licenses audio, voice, and surround sound technology solutions to original equipment manufacturers, software providers, and semiconductor companies. It licenses audio enhancement technologies; voice processing technologies, which reduce noise over wireless communication devices; and a surround sound technology, Circle Surround, which is an encoding and decoding format. Circle Surround encoding enables the distribution of up to 6.1 channels of discrete audio over existing two-channel carriers, such as broadcast television, FM radio, CDs, and VHS tapes. The Licensing segment also licenses and markets hardware and software products for the Internet and professional audio markets. The Semiconductors segment develops, designs, and markets standard and custom analog ICs, digital signal processors, and mixed signal integrated circuits primarily to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers in the Asia Pacific region. The company also operates in Hong Kong, Japan, and Europe, as well as North, Central, and South America. SRS Labs has strategic alliance with Coming Home Studios LLC to produce and sell concert digital versatile disks, which include the company's Circle Surround technology. The company was formed in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
Ryder System, Inc. provides transportation, logistics, and supply chain management solutions. It operates in three segments: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), and Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC). FMS segment provides leasing, commercial rental, and programmed maintenance solutions primarily in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. It also offers fleet support services, such as insurance, safety, vehicle administration, and fuel services. In addition, it provides its leasing customers with access to the used trucks, tractors, and trailers through its used vehicle sales program. As of December 31, 2004, the company had a fleet of approximately 137,800 commercial trucks, tractors, and trailers leased or rented through 719 locations in 48 states and Puerto Rico. Its customers include small businesses to national enterprises, which operate in beverage, newspaper, grocery, lumber and wood products, home furnishings, and metal industries. SCS segment provides supply chain consulting and logistics management solutions in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It offers professional services, distribution operations, and transportation solutions, as well as information technology solutions. This segment offers its services to customers operating in automotive, electronics, high-tech, telecommunications, industrial, aerospace, consumer goods, paper and paper products, office equipment, food and beverage, and general retail industries. DCC segment provides vehicles and drivers as part of a transportation solution in North America. It combines the equipment, maintenance, and administrative services of a full service lease with additional services, such as driver hiring and training; routing and scheduling; fleet sizing; safety; regulatory compliance; risk management; technology and communication systems support; and other technical support. The company was founded by James A. Ryder in 1933 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
SEATTLE GENETICS INC (SGEN)
Seattle Genetics, Inc. develops monoclonal antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer and immunologic diseases. The company's monoclonal antibody-based technologies include genetically engineered monoclonal antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADC), and antibody-directed enzyme prodrug therapy (ADEPT), which are used to develop monoclonal antibodies that can kill target cells on their own, as well as increase the potency of monoclonal antibodies. Its product candidate, SGN-30, is in phase II clinical trials, which is used for the treatment of Hodgkin's disease and systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma; and SGN-15 has completed a phase II clinical trial for use in the treatment of nonsmall cell lung cancer. The company's SGN-40 is in phase I clinical trials in patients with multiple myeloma. In addition, it has four product candidates in preclinical development: SGN-35, SGN-70, SGN-75, and SGN-17/19. The company is conducting preclinical development tests of SGN-35 for the treatment of hematologic malignancies, such as Hodgkin's disease and some types of nonHodgkin's lymphoma. SGN-75 is an ADC composed of an anti-CD70 monoclonal antibody. The CD70 antigen is expressed on renal cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and certain hematologic malignancies. SGN-17/19, an ADEPT product candidate, is being developed for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. The company has collaboration agreements with Genentech, Celera Genomics Group, UCB Celltech, Protein Design Labs, PSMA Development Company LLC, CuraGen, and Bayer for its ADC technology; and with Genencor for its ADEPT technology. Seattle Genetics was co-founded in 1997 by H. Perry Fell and Clay B. Siegall. The company is headquartered in Bothell, Washington.
METALLINE MINING COMPANY (MMG)
Metalline Mining Company, through its subsidiaries Minera Metalin S.A. de C.V. and Contratistas de Sierra Mojada S.A. de C.V., engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Mexico. It primarily explores for silver, copper, zinc, and lead deposits. As of October 31, 2006, the company owned 100% interest in Sierra Mojada property comprising 12 concessions covering approximately 10,522.2462 hectares located in the municipality of Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico. Metalline Mining was founded in 1993 and is based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
TELETECH HOLDINGS INC (TTEC)
TeleTech Holdings, Inc. provides outsourced customer management services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Customer Management Services, and Database Marketing and Consulting. Customer Management Services Segment provides outsourced customer support and marketing services for various industries through call centers in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Ireland, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, and Spain. Its services include customer acquisition services, customer provisioning services, customer support services, customer development services, and customer retention programs, as well as other customer-related programs, which include account collections, collecting market research from customers, and performing outbound-call campaigns. Database Marketing and Consulting Segment offers outsourced database management, direct marketing, and related customer acquisitions and retention services for automotive dealerships and manufacturers primarily in North America. Its services primarily consist of marketing campaigns through direct mail and outbound teleservice to promote automobile service business from a dealership's own customer base. TeleTech was founded by Ken Tuchman in 1982. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
SUNLINK HEALTH SYSTEMS INC (SSY)
SunLink Health Systems, Inc. provides health care services through the operation of community hospitals in the United States. As of June 30, 2005, it operated seven hospitals in four states, including Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Missouri. The company also operates nursing homes and home health agencies. SunLink Health Systems was incorporated in 1959. It was formerly known as KRUG International Corp. and changed its name to SunLink Health Systems, Inc. in 2001. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Labor Ready, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries provide temporary staffing and related services for lifting, hauling, cleaning, assembling, digging, painting, and other types of manual or low skilled work. As of December 31, 2004, it had put approximately 600,000 people to work. The company serves businesses in the transportation, warehousing, hospitality, landscaping, construction, light manufacturing, retail, wholesale, and sanitation industries. It operates in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Labor Ready was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.
SPHERION CORPORATION (SFN)
Spherion Corporation provides staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions in North America. It provides three primary services: temporary staffing, managed services, and permanent placement. The company's Temporary staffing services provide temporary employees with clerical, light industrial, information technology, finance and accounting, engineering, and administrative skill sets. Its managed services include the operation and management of a customer function, such as the recruitment process, help desk, administrative services, data center, or network operations. Its permanent placement services include the identification of candidates on behalf of customers, screen the candidates, and assist in the recruitment efforts. As of December 31, 2004, the company had 531 company-owned offices, 95 licensed locations, and 86 franchised locations. Spherion was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
DELCATH SYSTEMS INC (DCTH)
Delcath Systems, Inc., a development stage company, engages in the development and marketing of a medical device for the treatment of liver cancer. It has developed Delcath system, which isolates the liver from the general circulatory system, and administers chemotherapy and other therapeutic agents directly to the liver. The company is in the process of conducting Phase III clinical trials designed to secure marketing approval in the United States and internationally. The Delcath system kit includes disposable components, such as infusion catheter, a thin walled arterial infusion catheter used to deliver chemotherapy to the liver; double balloon catheter, a multipassageway catheter used to isolate and divert the drug-laden blood exiting the liver; extracorporeal filtration circuit, a blood tubing circuit to push the isolated blood through the system's filters and guide the cleansed blood back to the patient; activated carbon blood filters used to remove the chemotherapy agent from the isolated blood; and return catheter, a thin walled blood sheath used to deliver the filtered blood. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL INC (RHI)
Robert Half International, Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services. The company operates in three segments: Temporary and Consultant Staffing, Permanent Placement Staffing, and Risk Consulting and Internal Audit Services. The Temporary and Consultant segment provides specialized staffing for various positions in the accounting and finance, administrative and office, information technology, legal, advertising, marketing, and Web design fields, such as creative directors, graphics designers, Web content developers, Web designers, media buyers, and public relations specialists. The permanent Placement segment offers full time personnel in the accounting, finance, administrative and office, and information technology fields, including specialists in programming, networking, systems integration, database design, and help desk support, as well as chief financial officers, controllers, and senior financial analysts. The Risk Consulting and Internal Audit Services segment provides business and technology risk consulting, and internal audit services to various clients in a range of industries. The company operates worldwide, primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Singapore, China, Germany, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Robert Half International was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
FORRESTER RESEARCH INC (FORR)
Forrester Research, Inc., an independent technology research company, engages in conducting research and providing advice about the impact of technologies on business, consumers, and society. It offers a selection of products and services in the areas of Research, Data, Consulting, and Community. Research serves as the foundation of all offerings and comprises annually renewable memberships to WholeView 2 Research. Its Data products include consumer and business technographics data and services, consumer technographics omnibus survey, and custom consumer research. The company's Consulting services leverage WholeView 2 Research to deliver customized research services designed to assist clients in executing corporate strategy, promoting new initiatives, or making technology investments. Its Community products and services include annual memberships in the Forrester oval program, participation in Web site reviews and boot camps, and attendance at Forrester events. The company's WholeView Research platform combines with data, consulting, and community products and services to provide clients with access to its research, analysts, online tools, presentations, advice, and speeches. Forrester's products and services are targeted to senior management, business strategists, and marketing and technology professionals. The company sells its products and services directly through research centers and sales offices in various locations in North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as through its Web site and independent sales representatives. Forrester was founded in 1983 by George F. Colony. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Rent-A-Center, Inc. operates in the rent-to-own industry in the United States. Its stores primarily offer merchandise from four basic product categories: consumer electronics, appliances, computers, and furniture and accessories under flexible rental purchase agreements that generally allow the customer to obtain ownership of the merchandise at the conclusion of an agreed upon rental period. Its consumer electronic products include wide-screen televisions, DVD players and recorders, home theatre systems, digital cameras, and stereos. The company's appliances comprise washing machines, dryers, microwave ovens, freezers, and ranges. It offers personal and laptop computers, as well as provides various furniture products, including dining room, living room, and bedroom furniture. In addition, it offers accessories, which include pictures, lamps, and tables that are rented as part of a package of items. As of October 24, 2005, Rent-A-Center operated 2,763 stores throughout the United States, and in Canada and Puerto Rico. Its subsidiary, ColorTyme, Inc., franchised 313 stores in 40 states, as of the above date. The company has strategic alliances with McDonald's and Jackson-Hewitt. Rent-A-Center was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
Deluxe Corporation provides various personalized printed products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. The company operates through three segments: Small Business Services, Financial Services, and Direct Checks. The Small Business Services segment sells business checks, forms, and related printed products to small businesses and home offices. It also distributes packaging, shipping, and warehouse supplies, as well as advertising specialties and other business products. In addition, Small Business Services segment provides payroll services to small businesses in the United States and Canada. The Financial Services segment supplies checks and check-related products and services to financial institutions. It also offers customized reporting, file management, expedited account conversion support, and fraud prevention services to financial institutions. The Direct Checks segment sells personal and business checks, as well as related products. Deluxe Corporation distributes its products through direct mail and a network of independent local dealers and distributors, as well as financial institution referrals and the Internet. The company was founded in 1915. It was incorporated as Deluxe Check Printers, Incorporated and changed its name to Deluxe Corporation in 1988. Deluxe Corporation is headquartered in Shoreview, Minnesota.
Covance, Inc. operates as a drug development services company. It offers a range of early stage and late stage product development services primarily to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries worldwide. The company also offers laboratory testing services to the chemical, agrochemical, and food industries. Covance offers a range of early development services, including preclinical and Phase I clinical service offerings that involve toxicology services, pharmaceutical chemistry, and bioanalytical and related services. Its late-stage development services include central laboratory services, clinical development services, periapproval services, central electrocardiogram diagnostic services, and healthcare economic and reimbursement services. Covance was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.
TRM Corporation provides convenience services to consumers in retail environments in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It offers self-service cash delivery and account balance inquiry through automated teller machines (ATM), as well as provides photocopy services. The company operates ATMs primarily under two programs, full placement program and merchant-owned program. Under full placement program, it owns ATMs and controls various aspects of its operations, including maintenance, cash management and loading, supplies, signage, and telecommunications services. Under the merchant-owned program, the company provides transaction processing services and maintenance services to merchants. The company's photocopy services include photocopiers, machine stand, signage, and related supplies. As of September 30, 2005, it managed 22,243 ATMs and 24,118 photocopiers in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. TRM Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
Tag-It Pacific, Inc. distributes a range of trim items to manufacturers of fashion apparel, retailers, and mass merchandisers worldwide. Its trim items include thread, zippers, stretch waistbands, labels, buttons, rivets, printed marketing material, polybags, packing cartons, and hangers. The company also provides printed marketing materials, such as hang tags, bar-coded hang tags, pocket flashers, waistband tickets, and size stickers in its trim packages. In addition, Tag-It Pacific produces customized woven, leather, synthetic, embroidered, and novelty labels and tapes. Further, the company offers its MANAGED TRIM SOLUTION, which is an Internet-based supply-chain management system covering the management of ordering, production, inventory management, and just-in-time distribution of trim and packaging requirements. Its TekFit division develops and sells apparel components. The company sells its products primarily in North America, South America, Mexico, Asia, and the Dominican Republic. Tag-It Pacific was founded on 1980 and is headquartered in Woodland Hills, California.
ABM INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED (ABM)
ABM Industries Incorporated provides janitorial, parking, engineering, security, lighting, and mechanical services for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail facilities in the United States and in British Columbia, Canada. Its janitorial services include floor cleaning and finishing, window washing, furniture polishing, carpet cleaning, and dusting, as well as other building cleaning services. These services are provided to commercial office buildings, industrial plants, financial institutions, retail stores, shopping centers, warehouses, airport terminals, health and educational facilities, stadiums and arenas, and government buildings. The company operates approximately 1,700 parking lots and garages, as well as off-airport parking facilities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas; and Los Angeles and San Diego, California. It also operates 18 parking shuttle bus services. ABM provides security officers; investigative services; electronic monitoring of fire, life safety systems, and access control devices; and security consulting services to businesses. It provides facilities with on-site engineers to operate and maintain mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems utilizing in part computerized maintenance management systems. These services are provided to customers, such as office buildings, schools, computer centers, shopping malls, manufacturing facilities, museums, and universities. The company also provides relamping, fixture cleaning, energy retrofits, and lighting maintenance service. In addition, ABM installs, maintains, and repairs heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; performs chemical water treatment; and provides energy conservation services for commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. The company provides customers with streamlined, centralized control, and coordination of multiple facility service needs. ABM Industries Inc. was formerly known as American Building Maintenance Industries, Inc. ABM was founded in 1909 and is headquartered San Francisco, California.
Chemed Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides end-of-life hospice care services primarily in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Vitas and Roto-Rooter. The Vitas segment focuses on noncurative hospice care for ill terminally patients. It provides direct medical services and counseling to patients and their families through doctors, nurses, home health aids, social workers, clergy, and volunteers. The Roto-rooter segment provides plumbing and drain cleaning services through company-owned branches, independent contractors, and franchisees in the United States and Canada. It also has licensed franchisees in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. The company was formerly known as Roto-Rooter, Inc. Chemed was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Arbitron, Inc. operates as a media and marketing research firm serving radio broadcasters, radio networks, cable companies, advertisers, advertising agencies, and outdoor advertising companies, as well as the online radio industry in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. It measures radio audiences across the United States; measures national radio audiences, and the audience size of network radio programs and commercials; provides application software used for accessing and analyzing media audience and marketing information data; and provides consumer and media usage information services to radio, cable television, advertising agencies, advertisers, outdoor and out-of-home media, and Internet broadcasters, as well as broadcast television and print media services. The company, Through Scarborough Research joint venture with VNU, Inc., also provides media and marketing research services to the broadcast television, magazine, newspaper, and online industries. Arbitron was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in New York City.
STRAYER EDUCATION INC (STRA)
Strayer Education, Inc., through its subsidiary, Strayer University, Inc., offers various academic programs in traditional classroom courses and through Internet. It provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, and public administration through the Internet, Strayer University Online. The company offered its programs through 35 campuses in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as in Washington, D.C., as of September 30, 2005. The company was founded in 1892 is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC (DTG)
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (DTG) engages in the daily rental of vehicles to business and leisure customers through company-owned stores in the United States and Canada. The company leases vehicles to franchisees for use in the daily vehicle rental business and sells vehicle rental franchises. It also provides sales and marketing, reservations, data processing systems, insurance, and other services to franchisees. DTG operates company-owned stores, as well as provides leisure and tour packages. In addition, it rents and leases vehicles, as well as offers vehicle-related services. DTG was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
DECODE GENETICS INC (DCGN)
deCODE genetics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research and development of human genetics for common diseases. Its products include DG031, a phase II clinical trial completed product, which would be used for the prevention of heart attack; and DG041, a phase I clinical trial product, for atherosclerosis. The company also has target discovery programs and drug development pipeline products primarily in the areas of inflammatory, central nervous system, cancer, eye, reproductive, and metabolic. deCODE genetics has research collaboration and cross-license agreement with F. Hoffmann-La Roche for the codevelopment of inhibitors of PDE4, as well as an alliance with Merck & Co, Inc. for developing treatments for obesity. The company was co-founded by Kari Stefansson and Jeffrey Gulcher in 1996. deCODE genetics is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland.
RESEARCH FRONTIERS INCORPORATED (REFR)
Research Frontiers Incorporated engages in the development and licensing of technology and devices to control the flow of light. These devices are referred to as light valves or suspended particle devices (SPDs) that use colloidal particles that are either incorporated within a liquid suspension or a film. The company's SPD technology enables the user to control the shading of glass/plastic manually or automatically. The technology has various product applications, including sunshades, skylights, and interior partitions for homes and buildings; automotive windows, sunroofs, sun-visors, sunshades, rear-view mirrors, instrument panels, and navigation systems; aircraft windows; eyewear products; and flat panel displays for electronic products. The SPD-Smart light control film is used in architectural, automotive, marine, aerospace, and appliance applications. Research Frontiers was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Woodbury, New York.
MEDIS TECHNOLOGIES LTD (MDTL)
Medis Technologies, Ltd., a holding company, engages in the design, development, and marketing of liquid fuel cell products for portable electronic devices for the consumer and military markets. Its products include a disposable Power Pack for the consumer and military market, and a refuelable military Power Pack. The company's products power and charge portable electronic devices, such as cell phones, digital cameras, personal digital assistants, MP3 players, hand-held video games, and other devices, as well as various military devices. Medis Technologies also offers CellScan, a static cytometer, for measuring fluorescence emanating from living cells while the cells are in a static state. The company was formed in 1992 and is based in New York City.
WATSON WYATT & COMPANY HOLDINGS (WW)
Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. provides consulting services primarily in the areas of employee benefits and compensation, human capital, and human resource-related technology. The company designs, develops, and implements human resource strategies and programs under three groups: Benefits Group, Technology Solutions Group, and Human Capital Group. Benefits Group consists of retirement plans, such as pension, 401(k), and executive benefits plans; health care, disability, and other group benefit plans; investment consulting services for pension plans; compensation, benefits, expatriate, and human resources practice strategy implementation and administration; actuarial services; and strategic workforce planning. Technology Solutions Group consists of Web-based applications for health and welfare, pension, and compensation administration; call center strategy, design, and tools; research-based human resources technology and service delivery consulting; and targeted online compensation and benefits statements, content management, and call center case management solutions. Watson Wyatt Worldwide's Human Capital Group provides compensation plans, including broad-based and executive compensation, stock, and other long-term incentive programs; strategies to align workforce performance; organizational effectiveness consulting; strategies for attracting, retaining, and motivating employees; and performance management. In addition, the company offers communication consulting services, as well as global compensation, benefits, and employment practices information. Watson Wyatt Worldwide offers its services to corporations, growth companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations in North America, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific. The company was founded in 1946. It was formerly known as Watson Wyatt & Company Holdings and changed its name to Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. in January 2006. Watson Wyatt Worldwide is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
LEXICON GENETICS INCORPORATED (LEXG)
Lexicon Genetics Incorporated, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery of functions and pharmaceutical utility of genes, and using those gene function discoveries in the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of human disease. The company discovers the physiological and behavioral functions of genes to identify potential points of therapeutic intervention or drug targets using the gene knockout technology. It has advanced knockout-validated targets in drug discovery programs in various therapeutic areas, including diabetes and obesity, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric and neurological disorders, cancer, immune system disorders, and ophthalmic disease. The company has strategic collaborations and alliances with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel small molecule drugs in the neuroscience field; with Genentech, Inc. for the discovery of the functions of therapeutic proteins and potential antibody targets identified through Genentech's internal drug discovery research and to discover and develop biotherapeutic drugs; with Organon to jointly discover, develop, and commercialize novel biotherapeutics; and with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for the discovery of new drugs for the treatment of high blood pressure. Lexicon Genetics was co-founded by Arthur T. Sands and Brian P. Zambrowicz. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
LivePerson, Inc. provides solutions for managing online customer interactions. Its integrated multichannel communications platform, Timpani, enables sales, customer service, and marketing, as well as supports and manages online interactions, including chat, email, and self-service/knowledgebase. The company focuses primarily on the financial services, computer software and hardware, retail and telecommunications industries, as well as small businesses. LivePerson was founded by Robert P. LoCascio in 1995. The company is headquartered in New York City.
Harte-Hanks, Inc. provides direct marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to consumer and business-to-business marketers primarily in the United States and internationally. The company uses proprietary software and open software solutions to build contact databases using the information gathered from various sources, such as mail, Web sites, email, toll-free numbers, trade shows, and other sources. Harte-Hanks also offers direct marketing agency services to create plan to manage direct marketing communication efforts. It also provides services to help clients develop and execute targeted marketing communication programs. These services include creative and graphics, such as printing, personalization of communication pieces using laser and inkjet printing, target mail and fulfillment, and transportation logistics. The company owns, operates, publishes, and distributes shopper publications primarily in California and Florida. It primarily serves retail, high-tech/telecom, financial, pharmaceutical, and healthcare markets. The company is based in San Antonio, Texas.
VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES INC (VOL)
Volt Information Sciences, Inc. provides staffing, and telecommunications and information solution services in the United States. It operates in four segments: Staffing Services; Telephone Directory; Telecommunications Services; and Computer Systems. Staffing Services segment provides a range of employee staffing services, which include managed staffing, temporary/alternative personnel employment, and direct hire placement; information technology solutions, including consulting, outsourcing, and turnkey project management in the product development lifecycle, IT, and customer contact areas; and e-procurement solutions, such as neutral procurement and human capital management solutions. Telephone Directory segment publishes independent telephone directories, as well as provides telephone directory production, commercial printing, database management, sales, and marketing services. This segment also licenses directory production and contract management software systems to directory publishers and others. Telecommunications Services segment provides telecommunications services, including design, engineering, construction, installation, maintenance, and removals in the outside plant and central offices of telecommunications and cable companies, as well as for large commercial and governmental entities requiring telecommunications services. This segment also provides turnkey services for wireless and wireline telecommunications companies. Computer Systems segment provides directory and operator services to wireline and wireless telecommunications companies; and directory assistance content and data services. This segment also designs, develops, integrates, markets, sells, and maintains computer-based directory assistance systems and other database management and telecommunications systems, primarily for the telecommunications industry. The company was founded by William Shaw and Jerome Shaw in 1950. Volt Information Sciences is headquartered in New York City.
Tetra Tech, Inc. provides consulting, engineering, and technical services in the areas of resource management and infrastructure in the United States. The company also offers communication services. Its services include research and development, applied science and technology, engineering design, program management, construction management, and operations and maintenance. The company operates in three segments: Resource Management, Infrastructure, and Communications. The Resource Management segment provides engineering and consulting services primarily to water quality and availability, environmental restoration, productive reuse of defense facilities, and strategic environmental resource planning to both public and private organizations. The Infrastructure segment provides engineering, program management, and construction management services for the additional development, upgrade, and replacement of existing civil and security infrastructure to both public and private organizations. The Communications segment provides network planning, engineering, site acquisition, construction, and construction management services to telecommunications companies, wireless service providers, and cable operators. The company serves federal, state, and local government agencies and commercial and international clients. Tetra Tech was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.
TELEDYNE TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (TDY)
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides electronic components, instruments, and communications products. It operates in four segments: Electronics and Communications, Systems Engineering Solutions, Aerospace Engines and Components, and Energy Systems. The Electronics and Communications segment offers a range of electronic systems, instruments, components, and services that include environmental instruments, gas analyzers, vacuum and flow measurement, geophysical instruments, traveling wave tubes, microwave components and subsystems, microelectronic modules, high voltage connectors and subassemblies, rigid-flex printed circuit boards, sequencers, wireless transceivers and amplifiers, relays and switches, and connectors, as well as test services to serve defense, commercial aerospace, communications, industrial, and medical markets. The Systems Engineering Solutions segment provides systems engineering, technology, and manufacturing solutions to defense, space, environmental, and homeland security requirements. The Aerospace Engines and Components segment designs, develops, and manufactures piston engines, turbine engines, electronic engine controls, and aviation batteries. The Energy Systems segment provides hydrogen gas generators, and thermoelectric and fuel cell-based power sources. The company markets and sells its products and services through internal sales force, distributors, and commissioned sales representatives. Teledyne has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Canada. Teledyne Technologies is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
CHECKPOINT SYSTMS INC (CKP)
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of integrated system solutions for retail security, labeling, and merchandising. The company provides supply chain solutions to brand, track, and secure goods for retailers and consumer product manufacturers worldwide. It offers electronic article surveillance systems and tags, using radio frequency and electromagnetic technology; security source tagging; branding tags and labels for apparel; barcode labeling systems; retail display systems; and hand-held labeling systems. Its labeling systems and services are applied in brand identification, automatic identification, retail security, and pricing and promotional labels. The company also markets closed-circuit television systems primarily to help retailers prevent losses caused by theft of merchandise, and electronic access control systems for commercial and industrial applications. Its products are sold through direct distribution and reseller channels. The company primarily operates in Europe, Asia Pacific, Americas, and the Middle East/Africa. Checkpoint Systems was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Thorofare, New Jersey.
HILLENBRAND INDUSTRIES INC (HB)
Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. provides products and services for the health care and funeral services industries worldwide. It offers products for patient care environment, such as electrically adjustable hospital beds, stretchers, surgical table accessories, bedside cabinets, overbed tables, mattresses, and patient room furniture, as well as architectural products, such as headwalls and power columns. It also offers associated systems for wound, pulmonary, and circulatory care. In addition, the company provides biomedical equipment rentals and other services. The company also offers metal and hardwood caskets, cremation urns, and cremation-related products, as well as cremation marketing system for funeral service professionals. The company distributes its products directly, as well as through distributors. Hillenbrand was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Batesville, Indiana.
MANAGEMENT NETWORK GROUP INC (TMNG)
The Management Network Group, Inc. provides strategy, management, marketing, operational, and technology consulting services to the communications industry worldwide. The company's services include business strategy and planning services, which include business case development, data and content strategies, marketing spending optimization, service and brand diversification, enterprise and small business strategies, technology commercialization, and operational strategies; product development and management services, including product strategy, description, pricing, positioning, packaging, marketing, and launch services; customer acquisition and retention services, which include a mix of marketing communications, partner programs, e-marketing, direct sales, telemarketing, direct response, and loyalty and retention programs; revenue and cost management services; and business and operations process redesign and reengineering services. It also offers corporate investment services, which include evaluation of management teams and business plans; identification of strengths and weakness; and analysis of the financial models, systems, products, and operational and business processes. The company serves communications service providers, technology companies, and financial services firms. The Management Network Group was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
CURAGEN CORPORATION (CRGN)
CuraGen Corporation operates as a genomics-based pharmaceutical development company in the United States. The company has various projects of protein, antibody, and small molecule therapeutics in preclinical and clinical development in the therapeutic areas of oncology, inflammatory diseases, and diabetes. Its clinical products include CG53135, a protein therapeutic for the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis in cancer patients; PXD101, a Phase II clinical trail HDAC inhibitor for patients with advanced multiple myeloma; and CR002, a novel fully-human monoclonal antibody to treat kidney inflammation, such as IgA nephropathy. The company's clinical products also include CR011, a fully-human monoclonal antibody-drug conjugate for the treatment of metastatic melanoma; and CT052, an investigational small molecule drug for the management of adult-onset (type 2) diabetes. In addition, CuraGen Corporation, through its 454 Life Sciences Corporation subsidiary, commercializes novel nanoscale instrumentation and technologies for determining the nucleotide sequence of entire genomes. 454 Life Sciences' technology serves various industries, including industrial processes, agriculture, animal health, and biodefense, as well as human health care comprising drug discovery and development, and disease diagnosis. The company has strategic alliances with Abgenix, Inc. to support its antibody projects; Bayer AG to support small molecule projects for diabetes; TopoTarget A/S to support small molecule histone deacetylase inhibitor projects for oncology and inflammatory diseases; and Seattle Genetics, Inc. to support antibody-drug conjugate projects. CuraGen Corporation was founded by Jonathan M. Rothberg. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut.
Gevity HR, Inc. provides human capital management solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. It enables its clients to achieve workforce alignment, obtain administrative relief, and access business protection services. The company assists its clients in achieving workforce alignment by enabling them in finding talent, implement formal HR processes and professional management standards, and utilize employee motivation and retention practices. Administrative relief is obtained by clients, through the company's management of employee administrative matters, such as processing of payroll, taxes, and insurance premiums, as well as by record keeping and technology. It provides business protection to clients to ensure employment-related regulatory compliance and risk management practices. The company serves health services, business services, personal services, hotel and lodging services, computer services, legal services, building maintenance, social services, general contracting and other trade work, and miscellaneous repair services industries. As of December 31, 2004, Gevity served approximately 8,500 clients with approximately 130,000 client employees. Gevity has strategic alliances with Aetna, Inc., American International Group, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Capital Health Plan, Frontenac Company LLC, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Net, HealthPartners of Minnesota, Hewlett-Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Oracle Corporation, Spectera Vision, and Transamerica Retirement Services. The company was founded in 1993. It was formerly known as Staff Leasing, Inc. and changed its name to Gevity HR, Inc. in 2002. Gevity is headquartered in Bradenton, Florida.
IDT Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications and entertainment services worldwide. It provides retail and wholesale telecommunications services and products, including prepaid and rechargeable calling cards; consumer local, long distance, and wireless phone services; and wholesale carrier services. The company offers wholesale telecommunications services to other telecommunications companies, carrying their traffic over the company's communications network. It develops and produces 2D and 3D animated content for distribution theatrically, on television, and direct-to-video/DVD, as well as live-action content for television and direct-to-video/DVD distribution. In addition, the company engages in the media businesses, including brochure distribution and radio operations, as well as energy, customer contact services, and real estate businesses; and in the development of a fixed wireless network platform that would integrate the wireless spectrum with operational management capabilities and architecture to serve the specialized backhaul and telecommunications connectivity needs of customers. Further, the company provides a range of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) communications services, including alternatives to traditional phone service, enterprise solutions to small and medium size businesses, calling cards, a VoIP solution for public call centers and Internet cafes, VoIP access directly to consumers, an outsourced offering for other carriers, and a solution for cable operators seeking to offer a telephony solution. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.
CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE INC (CCRN)
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. provides healthcare staffing services in the United States. It offers travel and per diem nurse staffing, allied health staffing, and clinical research trials staffing services. The company provides credentialed nurses for travel and per diem staffing assignments at public and private healthcare facilities, and for-profit and not-for-profit facilities primarily at acute care hospitals, including teaching institutions, trauma centers, and community hospitals located in metropolitan areas. Cross Country also provides other healthcare professionals, including operating room technicians; therapists; and other allied health professionals, such as radiology technicians, rehabilitation therapists, and respiratory therapists. It also fills staffing assignments in nonacute care settings, including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and sports medicine clinics, as well as in nonclinical settings, such as schools. In addition, the company provides clinical research professionals for in-sourced and out-sourced fixed-term contract assignments and permanent placement services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, contract research organization, and related clinical research organization customers in North America. Cross Country provides professionals in clinical research and clinical data sciences, medical review and writing, and pharmacoeconomics and regulatory affairs. Further, it offers education and training services, as well as physician and executive search services to the healthcare industry. As of April 1, 2005, Cross Country had a customer base of approximately 3,000 hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and other healthcare providers across 50 states. The company was formerly known as Cross Country TravCorps, Inc. and changed its name to Cross Country, Inc in 2001. Further, it changed its name to Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. in 2003. Cross Country is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.
Aaron Rents, Inc. engages in the rental, lease ownership, and specialty retailing of consumer electronics, residential and office furniture, household appliances, and accessories in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It operates in three divisions: Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership, Aaron Rents' Rent-to-Rent, and MacTavish Furniture Industries. The Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership division provides durable household goods to lower to middle income consumers with limited or no access to credit sources, such as bank financing, installment credit, or credit cards. The Aaron's Rent-to-Rent division rents new and rental return merchandise to individuals and businesses, with a focus on renting residential and office furniture to business customers. The MacTavish Furniture Industries manufactures upholstered living-room furniture, such as contemporary sofas, sofabeds, chairs, modular sofa, and ottoman collections; bedding, including standard sizes of mattresses and box springs; office furniture consisting of desks, credenzas, conference tables, bookcases, and chairs; and designer lamps, tables, and accessories. As of March 1, 2005, the company operated and franchised approximately 1,045 stores. It also had 973 sales and lease ownership stores, including 616 company-operated stores in 27 states and Puerto Rico, and 357 franchised stores in 43 states and Canada. Aaron Rents was founded in 1955 by R. Charles Loudermilk. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
CARRIAGE SERVICES INC (CSV)
Carriage Services, Inc. provides death care services and merchandise in the United States. It offers various funeral and cremation services, including planning and coordinating personalized funerals, consultation, removal and preparation of remains, conducting memorial services, performing cemetery interment services, managing and maintaining funeral home facilities for visitation and worship, and transportation services. The company also provides preneed and at need services, and products related to funerals, burials, and cremations, as well as sells caskets, urns, markers, burial vaults, cemetery interment rights, monuments, memorials, and garments. As of March 31, 2005, Carriage Services owned and operated 134 funeral homes and 30 cemeteries in 28 states. The company was founded by Melvin C. Payne in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
HealthExtras, Inc. provides pharmacy benefit management services and supplemental benefit programs primarily in the United States. The company's pharmacy benefit management services include benefit plan design and consultation; formulary administration; formulary compliance and therapeutic intervention programs; retail pharmacy network contracting and administration; decision support and data analysis services; flexible, customized reporting available via secure Internet connection; and contracted mail order pharmacy. Its supplemental benefit programs comprise accidental disability benefits, accidental death and dismemberment benefits, and emergency accident and sickness medical benefits. In addition, the company operates retail pharmacy network with approximately 53,000 pharmacies. It primarily serves self-insured employers, including state and local governments, third-party administrators, and managed care organizations. HealthExtras was founded in 1994 and is based in Rockville, Maryland.
ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC (ESI)
ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs in the United States. It offers associate, bachelor and master degree programs, and non-degree diploma programs. As of December 31, 2004, the company had 77 institutes located in 30 states that served approximately 44,000 students. As of the above date, it offered 17 degree programs and diploma programs in various fields of study, including information technology, electronics technology, drafting and design, business, and criminal justice. ITT Educational Services was incorporated in 1946 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.
SATCON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (SATC)
SatCon Technology Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of electronics and motors for the alternative energy, hybrid-electric vehicles, grid support, electronics, defense and aerospace, and power technology markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Power Systems, Electronics, and Applied Technology. The Power Systems segment manufactures and sells high power line of power control systems, including high power motors, magnetic levitation systems, industrial automation motors, rotary UPS systems, machine tool motors, inverters, shaker vibration test systems, and other power products. The Electronics segment provides a range of electronic assemblies, including hybrid microcircuits, DC converters, telecommunications electronics, thin film substrates, and radio frequency products. The Applied Technology segment develops, designs, and builds power conversion products, which include power electronics, machines, and control systems for a range of defense and commercial applications. The company markets its products primarily to defense, distributed power generation, power quality, transportation, semiconductor capital equipment, and wireless communications markets through direct sales force, and independent distributors and representatives. It has strategic relationship with General Atomics. SatCon was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
INVENTIV HEALTH INC (VTIV)
Ventiv Health, Inc. provides outsourced clinical, sales, marketing, and compliance solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences industries. It operates in three segments: Ventiv Analytic Services, Ventiv Commercial Services, and Ventiv Clinical Services. The Ventiv Commercial Services segment engages in planning, implementing, and executing outsourced product commercialization programs for prescription pharmaceutical and other life sciences products in the U.S. This segment also offers telemarketing services, which improves a life sciences company to communicate with physicians. The Ventiv Analytic Services segment designs product launch programs and monitors program's progress. The Ventiv Clinical Services segment provides recruitment, clinical staffing, and data collection and management services. Its clients include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics companies. Ventiv Health, Inc. is based in Somerset, New Jersey.
VALENCE TECHNOLOGY INC (VLNC)
Valence Technology, Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of phosphate-based lithium-ion technology, known as Saphion. Its Saphion technology is a lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology. The company offers various Saphion technology-based power systems, including N-Charge, K-Charge, and U-Charge. The N-Charge power system enables users to simultaneously charge two portable devices, such as a notebook computer and a cell phone, or personal digital assistant. The K-Charge power system is a large format energy storage system designed for the telecommunications and utility industries. The U-Charge power system is offered as a replacement for lead acid batteries systems, which would be used in applications, such as vehicles, wheelchairs, scooters, and other motive devices. It markets its products through national retailers, distributors, value-added resellers, and directly through its sales force and Web site. The company operates in the United States and China. Valence was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
URS Corporation provides engineering design services worldwide. It provides professional planning and design, systems engineering and technical assistance, program and construction management, and operations and maintenance services to U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private industry and international clients. The company offers planning and design services for the construction of new transportation projects, and for the renovation and expansion of existing transportation infrastructure, including bridges, highways, roads, airports, mass transit systems, and railroads, as well as schools, courthouses, hospitals, corporate offices, and retail outlets; and water supply and conveyance systems, and wastewater treatment plants. It provides a range of systems engineering and technical assistance to various branches of the U.S. military for the design and development of new weapons systems and the modernization of aging weapons systems. The company offers construction management services for transportation, facilities, environmental, and water/wastewater projects. Its program management services include logistics planning, acquisition management, risk management of weapons systems, safety management, and subcontractor management; and services for capital improvement programs, including planning, coordination, schedule, and cost control; and design, construction, and commissioning oversight. In addition, the company provides operations and maintenance services in support of military and other nonmilitary installations and operations. It serves transportation, environmental, commercial/industrial, facilities, water/wastewater, homeland security, installations and logistics, and defense systems markets. The company, formerly known as Broadview Research Corporation, was founded in 1951. It changed its name to URS Corporation in 1974. URS is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
FAIR ISAAC AND COMPANY INCORPORATED (FIC)
Fair Isaac Corporation, along with its subsidiaries, provides analytic, software, and data management products and services to automate and improve decisions. The company operates in four segments: Strategy Machine Solutions, Scoring Solutions, Professional Services, and Analytic Software Tools. The Strategy Machine Solutions segment provides enterprise decision management applications for marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and debt recovery, mortgage lending, and review and repricing of medical bills; and myFICO.com Web site, a source for consumers to obtain their FICO scores and credit reports from the U.S. credit reporting agencies. The Scoring Solutions segment develops FICO scores that are used by credit card organizations, as well as mortgage and auto loan originators to prescreen solicitation candidates to evaluate applicants for new credit and review existing accounts. It makes these scores available through credit reporting agencies in the United States. The Professional Services segment provides solution and technology consulting, systems integration, data management, business strategy consulting, industry consulting, strategy science, predictive science, and fraud consulting services. The Analytic Software Tools segment provides software tools for rules management, model development, and data-driven strategy design. It serves banks, credit reporting agencies, credit card processing agencies, insurers, retailers, telecommunications providers, healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies. The company markets its products through direct sales organization, alliance partners, and other resellers in the United States; and through subsidiary sales organizations, resellers, and independent distributors outside the United States. Fair Isaac was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL (KFY)
Korn/Ferry International provides executive search, outsourced recruiting, and leadership development solutions worldwide. The company offers executive search services for board level, chief executive, and other senior executive positions to clients in the consumer, financial, industrial, life sciences, and technology industries. Its leadership development solutions assist clients with the ongoing assessment and development of their leadership teams. The company's clients include public and private companies, as well as governmental and not-for-profit organizations. As of September 7, 2005, it operated 70 offices in 36 countries. Korn/Ferry International was founded in 1969 by Lester Korn and Richard Ferry. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
On Assignment, Inc. provides skilled temporary professionals to clients in the healthcare and science industries. It provides its clients with short-term or long-term assignments of temporary professionals and temporary-to-permanent placement of these professionals. The company operates in two segments, Healthcare Staffing and Lab Support. The Healthcare Staffing segment provides locally-based and traveling temporary healthcare professionals from approximately 10 healthcare, and medical financial and allied occupations. Its temporary professionals include nurses, specialty nurses, health information management professionals, dialysis technicians, surgical technicians, imaging technicians, x-ray technicians, medical technologists, phlebotomists, coders, billers, claims processors, and collections staff. Its customers include healthcare clients, including hospitals, integrated delivery systems, clinics, physician offices, managed care organizations, and third-party administrators. The Lab Support segment provides locally-based temporary life science professionals to clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, medical device, personal care, chemical, automotive, universities, and environmental industries. Its temporary professionals include chemists, clinical research associates, clinical lab assistants, engineers, biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, food scientists, regulatory affairs specialists, lab assistants and other skilled scientific professionals. On Assignment was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California.
ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY (ABCO)
The Advisory Board Company (TABC) provides best practices research and analysis to the healthcare industry in the United States. Best practices research identifies, analyzes, and describes specific management initiatives, strategies, and processes to solve common problems or challenges. The company offers various programs that provide members with assistance in addressing strategic issues, operational issues, or management issues. Its research managers and analysts conduct interviews with health care industry executives on various topics, including health care industry strategy, health care marketing, revenue management and product line development, health system cost reduction and clinical reform, hospital department operations, and pharmaceuticals and medical device technology, as well as nursing recruitment, retention, and productivity. As of March 31, 2005, TABC offered 25 membership programs; and its membership consisted of approximately 2,500 hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, health care insurers, and medical device and supply companies The company was founded in 1979 by David G. Bradley and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
ChoicePoint, Inc. provides identification and credential verification services. It operates through four groups: Insurance Services, Business Services, Government Services, and Marketing Services. The Insurance Services group offers claims history data, motor vehicle records, accident report records, credit information, and modeling services. It also provides policy rating and issuance software, and business outsourcing services. The company's Business Services group offers preemployment background screenings and drug testing administration services, public filing searches, vital record services, tenant screening services, credential verification, due diligence information, uniform commercial code searches and filings, authentication services, mortgage fraud credentialing services, and people and shareholder locator information services. Its Government Services group provides DNA identification services, public filing searches, credential verification, data visualization, analytics, and data integration services. The Marketing Services group provides direct marketing services, including data, analytics, teleservices, and database and campaign management services, as well as print, Web, and fulfillment services. The company offers its services to consumer finance companies, asset-based lenders, legal and professional service providers, law enforcement agencies, health care service providers, nonprofit organizations, consumers, Fortune 1000 corporations, insurance companies, financial institutions, and government agencies. ChoicePoint was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Alpharetta, Georgia.
CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS INC (CGX)
Consolidated Graphics, Inc. provides commercial printing services in the United States. Its print services include electronic prepress, printing, finishing, storage, and delivery of custom-designed products, such as multicolor marketing materials, product and capability brochures, point-of-purchase displays, direct mail pieces, shareholder communications, catalogs, and training manuals. The company also offers fulfillment and mailing services for printed materials. Further, it provides e-commerce software solutions that enable its customers to enhance the procurement and management of printed materials. As of June 30, 2005, Consolidated Graphics operated 70 printing businesses in 25 states. The company offers its services to national and local corporations operating in various industries, as well as to mutual fund companies, advertising agencies, graphic design firms, catalog retailers, and direct mail distributors. Consolidated Graphics was founded in 1985 by Joe R. Davis and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
PAREXEL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (PRXL)
Parexel International Corporation, a biopharmaceutical services company, provides clinical research, medical marketing, consulting, and informatics and advanced technology products and services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Clinical Research Services, PAREXEL Consulting and Medical Marketing, and Perceptive. The Clinical Research Services segment offers clinical trials management and biostatistics, data management, and clinical pharmacology, as well as related medical advisory and investigator site services. It provides these services in cardiology, oncology, infectious diseases, neurology, allergy/immunology, endocrinology/metabolism, gastroenterology, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, and transplantation areas. The PAREXEL Consulting and Medical Marketing segment offers drug development, regulatory, manufacturing compliance, business process consulting, staffing solutions, and marketing expertise consultation to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device industries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The Perceptive segment offers a portfolio of products and services that include medical imaging services, interactive voice response systems, clinical trials management systems, Web-based portals, systems integration, and patient diary applications. PAREXEL was founded by Josef H. von Rickenbach in 1983. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
SYMYX TECHNOLOGIES INC (SMMX)
Symyx Technologies, Inc. engages in the development and application of high-throughput experimentation for the discovery of materials for chemical and petrochemical, pharmaceutical development, electronics, consumer goods, and automotive industries. The company operates in three segments: Collaborations, Discovery Tools, and Licensing. The Collaborations segment performs research for customers on a collaborative basis in various fields. The Discovery Tools segment provides automated instruments to pharmaceutical companies for use in pharmaceutical pre clinical testing, including preformulations, formulation, and process chemistry; and to chemical and petrochemical companies for use in catalyst discovery, optimization, and formulation. The Licensing segment consists of licensing of materials; and intellectual property, including sensors and methodology patents. The company operates in North America, Europe, Japan, and Belgium. Symyx Technologies has alliances with Exxon Mobil Corporation and Dow Chemical Company to provide research services, develop and sell discovery tools systems, and license its software and intellectual property. The company was founded by Alejandro Zaffaroni and Peter Schultz in 1994. Symyx Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
RESOURCES CONNECTION INC (RECN)
Resources Connection, Inc. provides professional services to various industries and enterprises in the United States and internationally. It provides accounting and finance, risk management and internal audit, information technology, human resources, and supply chain management professionals to customers on project basis. The company assists its customers in various accounting and finance projects, such as mergers and acquisitions due diligence, financial analyses, corporate reorganizations, and tax-related projects. Resources Connection also provides human resources management services, such as compensation program design and implementation; information technology services, including transitions of management information systems; and internal audit services, such as documenting internal controls. In addition, the company offers budgeting and forecasting, audit preparation, and public reporting. Further, Resources Connection provides policyIQ, a Web-based solution for internal controls documentation and content management. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.
Maxygen, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on using protein optimization and modification technologies to create and develop products for human therapeutics applications. It engages in the development of novel products for the treatment and prevention of a range of diseases, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV, and hepatitis. The company's product pipeline comprises MAXY-ALPHA, an optimized interferon alpha to treat hepatitis C; MAXY-GCSF, an improved colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) to treat neutropenia; MAXY-FACTOR VII, an improved factor VII for uncontrolled bleeding indications; and MAXY-GAMMA, an optimized interferon gamma to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other severe diseases. Maxygen also has interest in Codexis, Inc., which provides biocatalysis and fermentation processes and products to the life science and fine chemical industries. The company has strategic alliances with F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. and InterMune, Inc. Maxygen was co-founded by Russell J. Howard and Isaac Stein. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
CORNELL CORRECTIONS INC (CRN)
Cornell Companies, Inc. provides correctional, treatment, and educational services outsourced by federal, state, and local governmental agencies in the United States. It operates through three segments: Adult Secure Institutional Services; Juvenile Justice, Educational, and Treatment Services; and Adult Community-Based Corrections and Treatment Services. The adult secure institutional services segment operates secure adult incarceration facilities. The juvenile segment provides residential treatment and educational programs, and nonresidential community-based programs to juveniles between the ages of 10 and 17. The adult community-based corrections and treatment services segment offers prerelease and halfway house programs for adult offenders, who are on probation or serving the last three to six-months of their sentences on parole and preparing for re-entry into society, as well as provides community-based treatment and education programs as an alternative to incarceration. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 68 facilities. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Rollins, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides pest and termite control services in North America. It offers protection services against termite damage, rodents, and insects to homes and businesses, including hotels, food service establishments, food manufacturers, retailers, and transportation companies. The company, formerly known as Rollins Broadcasting, Inc., was founded in 1947. Rollins is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
COMFORCE Corporation provides contingent staffing, information technology consulting, and human resource outsourcing solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Human Capital Management Services (HCMS), Staff Augmentation (SA), and Financial Outsourcing Services (FOS). The HCMS segment provides outsourced enterprise staffing management services that enable employers to consolidate, automate, and manage staffing, compliance, and oversight processes for their contingent workforces. It also offers Web-enabled solutions for the selection, procurement, management, and tracking of the contingent workforce. The SA segment provides nurses and other health professionals, as well as credentialed coders for medical reimbursements and personnel in support of insurance claims processing, billing, medical record keeping, and utilization review/case management. It also offers vendor management services, which manage management of staffing vendors, order process, invoice approval, billing and invoice consolidation, and data capture and analysis. This segment also provides software developers and engineers, technical support personnel, systems consultants and analysts, technical writers and architects, and project managers; technical and professional personnel specializing in various fields, such as public health, environmental safety, avionics and aerospace, national energy laboratories, petrochemical, civil engineering, and electronics; professional and skilled telecom personnel; and staffing for accounting support services, general clerical, data entry and billing support, telemarketing, and call centers. The FOS segment provides payroll processing, billing and funding, preparation of management reports and analysis, preparation and filing of quarterly and annual payroll tax returns, and payment of payroll-related taxes to consulting and staffing companies. COMFORCE is headquartered in Woodbury, New York.
Coinstar, Inc. operates in the self-service coin-counting services market. It engages in the development, ownership, and operation of the multinational automated network of self-service coin-counting machines. The company offers coin processing services in supermarket chains and other retail locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It also owns and operates skill-crane machines, bulk vending, kiddie rides, and video games in the United States. In addition, the company offers a range of electronic payment services, such as stored value cards, payroll cards, prepaid MasterCard cards, and prepaid wireless products at point-of-sale terminals, stand-alone e-payment kiosks, and e-payment-enabled coin-counting machines in drugstores, universities, shopping malls, supermarkets, and convenience stores in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company offers its services in approximately 44,000 retail locations. As of December 31, 2004, it owned and operated approximately 12,000 coin-counting machines and 171,000 entertainment services machines. Coinstar was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
RITCHIE BROS. AUCTIONEERS INCORPORATED (RBA)
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated operates as an auctioneer of industrial equipment. The company, through unreserved public auctions, sells a range of assets, including trucks and equipment used in the construction, transportation, mining, forestry, petroleum, material handling, marine, and agricultural industries worldwide. It also offers an array of services in the auction process for buyers and sellers of equipment. These services include conducting title searches on consigned equipment; making consigned equipment available for inspection by prospective buyers; providing access to representatives of finance companies, transportation companies, customs brokerages, and other service providers; and providing facilities for onsite cleaning, painting, and refurbishment of equipment. The company's customers primarily include end-users of equipment, such as contractors, equipment manufacturers, dealers, brokers, and finance companies. As of December 31, 2004, it operated from approximately 110 locations, including 29 auction sites, in 25 countries. Ritchie Bros. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Richmond, Canada.
APAC CUSTOMER SERVICES INC (APAC)
APAC Customer Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide customer interaction solutions for customers in the communications, financial services, health care, logistics, publishing, insurance, and travel and hospitality industries. The company develops and delivers customer care and customer acquisition programs. Its customer care services include customer relationship management solutions, including inbound customer services, customer retention, direct mail response, help' line support, and customer order processing. These services involve the receipt, identification, and routing of calls from a client's customers or prospects to the appropriate APAC customer service representative. The company's customer acquisition services involve an APAC sales representative's calling a consumer or business prospect to offer the clients' products or services. As of February 9, 2005, the company maintained 24 customer interaction centers. APAC was founded in 1973 by Theodore G. Schwartz and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.
ICON public limited company, a contract research organization, provides clinical research and development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries worldwide. Its services include clinical pharmacology, bioanalysis, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analysis, study protocol preparation, case report form preparation, clinical trial approvals, investigator recruitment, study monitoring and data collection, patient safety monitoring, clinical data management, biostatistical services, medical reporting, central laboratory services, interactive voice response, animal health, regulatory consultancy, and strategic drug development services. The company also provides digital imaging services, such as centralized management, processing, and reading of digitized medical images generated in clinical trials, including X-ray, MRI, CT, PET, Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. As of August 31, 2005, it operated in 37 locations in 23 countries. The company was founded by John Climax and Ronan Lambe in 1990 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
HANMI FINANCIAL CORPORATION (HAFC)
Hanmi Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Hanmi Bank (bank). It provides a range of banking services to various small to medium sized businesses in the state of California. The bank offers various deposit products that comprise business and personal checking accounts, savings accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as provides a range of lending products, which include commercial loans for intermediate and short-term credit; small business administration guaranteed loans; loans secured by real estate, including commercial mortgage loans, real estate construction loans, and residential mortgage loans; and consumer loans, such as automobile loans, secured and unsecured personal loans, home improvement loans, equity lines, overdraft protection loans, and unsecured lines of credit. As of December 31, 2004, Hanmi Bank operated 23 full-service branch offices in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
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TRIO-TECH INTERNATIONAL (TRT)
Trio-Tech International provides third-party testing and burn-in services for semiconductor devices and other electronic components to meet the requirements of military, aerospace, industrial, and commercial applications worldwide. Its testing services include stabilization bake, thermal shock, temperature cycling, mechanical shock, constant acceleration, gross and fine leak tests, electrical testing, static and dynamic burn-in tests, and vibration testing. The company also performs qualification testing, consisting of intense tests conducted on small samples of output from manufacturers, who require qualification of their processes and devices. In addition, Trio-Tech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets equipment and systems used in the manufacture and testing of semiconductor devices and electronic components, including artic temperature controlled wafer chucks, which are used for test, characterization, and failure analysis of semiconductor wafers; wet process stations that wash and dry wafers at a series of 100 to 300 additional processing steps after the etching or deposition of integrated circuits; and other microelectronic substrates. It manufacture centrifuges, leak detectors, accelerated stress test systems, and burn-in systems that are used primarily in the back-end of the semiconductor manufacturing process to test finished semiconductor devices and electronic components. In addition to its own products, the company distributes complementary products from other manufacturers in the United States, Europe, and Japan, which are used by the company's customers and other semiconductor and electronics manufacturers. Trio-Tech was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Van Nuys, California.
LOJACK CORPORATION (LOJN)
LoJack Corporation offers wireless tracking and recovery products for mobile assets worldwide. It develops and markets the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System, a proprietary system consisting of vehicle location unit, vehicle tracking unit, sector activation system, and registration system. This system is designed to assist law enforcement personnel in locating, tracking, and recovering stolen vehicles. The company also offers LoJack Early Warning Recovery System, which provides early notification to vehicle owners in the event of unauthorized user operating the vehicle. In addition, the company offers Boomerang Tracking System, which consists of a cellular band radio frequency transponder with antenna, microprocessor, and power supply to locate and recover stolen vehicle; the Boomerang2 Unit, a product that builds upon the Boomerang Unit by integrating two-way communication and diagnostics to provide automatic theft notification by sending a signal upon any unauthorized vehicle movements; and the Water Resistant Boomerang Unit for installation on construction equipment and marine crafts; and the Portable Boomerang Unit for installation in special applications, such as cargo. LoJack Corporation markets its products through direct sales force, automobile dealers, and automotive accessory retailers, as well as through company owned distribution centers. LoJack Corporation was organized in 1978 and is headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts.
Workstream, Inc. provides services and Web-based software for Human Capital Management (HCM) in Canada and the United States. HCM is the process by which companies recruit, train, evaluate, motivate, and retain their employees. The company operates in two segments, Enterprise Workforce Services and Career Transition Services. Enterprise Workforce Services segment consists of recruiting systems, recruitment services, applicant sourcing and exchange, employee portal, performance management systems, and compensation management systems services. Career Transition Services segment provides outplacement services to approximately 10,000 job seekers in the areas of information technology, engineering, finance, and marketing. These services, provided to the job seeker, include development and preparation of a professional resume and cover letter, and industry employment research, as well as fulfillment, administrative, and clerical services. This segment also develops a Corporate Outplacement program, which provides services to companies that are separating existing employees. The company was incorporated in 1996 under the name CareerBridge Corporation and changed its name to E-Cruiter.com, Inc. in February 1999. E-Cruiter.com, subsequently, changed its name to Workstream, Inc. in November 2001. Workstream is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.
KELLY SERVICES INC (KELYA)
Kelly Services, Inc. provides staffing services to various industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Commercial Staffing, and Professional, Technical, and Staffing Alternatives (PTSA). The Commercial Staffing segment provides staff for word processing, data entry, and administrative support; call centers, technical support hotlines, and telemarketing units; substitute teachers; support staff for seminars, sales, and trade shows; and technicians to the aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. It also offers a temporary to fulltime service that provide customers and temporary staff the opportunity to evaluate the relationship before making a fulltime employment decision. The PTSA segment comprises the Professional and Technical Staffing group (PTSG) and Staffing Alternatives group (SAG). The PTSG places employees in the automotive sector; supplies engineering staff in aeronautical, chemical, civil/structural, electrical/instrumentation, environmental, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, quality, and telecommunications disciplines; and provides staff to work in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, HMOs, and health insurance companies. It also provides in-home care for the elderly, disabled, and those recovering from illness or injury; places legal professionals; and provides staff for scientific and clinical research industries. The SAG provides in human resources consulting; outsourcing solutions that provide operational management of departments or business functions; and benefits and payroll administration services. Kelly also provides personnel assessment techniques for selection, promotion, and performance management; recruiting and human resources services; and a call center service. Kelly Services was founded in 1946 by William Russell Kelly. It was formerly known as Russell Kelly Office Service and changed its name to Kelly Girl Service, Inc. in 1957. Further, it changed its name to Kelly Services, Inc. in 1966. Kelly is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP INC (HCSG)
Healthcare Services Group, Inc. provides housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance, and food services to nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, housekeeping, laundry, linen, and other services, and food services. The housekeeping, laundry, linen, and other services segment offers housekeeping services, which involves cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing resident areas in its clients' facilities; laundry services, which involve in the laundering and processing of the residents' personal clothing; linen services that involve providing, laundering, and processing of the sheets, pillow cases, blankets, towels, uniforms, and assorted linen items used by its clients' facilities; and maintenance services, which consist of repair and maintenance of laundry equipment, plumbing, and electrical systems, as well as carpentry and painting. The food services segment develops a menu that meets the residents' dietary needs, purchasing and preparing the food to assure that residents receive an appetizing meal, and participation in monitoring the residents' on-going nutritional status. It also provides consulting services to facilities in updating their food service operations. Healthcare Services Group was founded in 1976 and is based in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
AeroCentury Corp., an aircraft operating lessor and finance company, leases aircraft and engines utilizing triple net leases. It leases turboprop aircraft and engines to regional airlines and commercial users worldwide. JetFleet Management Corp. manages the business of the company. As of September 30, 2005, the company owned 11 deHavilland DHC-8s, 3 deHavilland DHC-6s, 2 Shorts SD 3-60s, 10 Fokker 50s, 2 Saab 340As, 1 Saab 340B, and 1 turboprop engine, which were held for lease. AeroCentury Corp. was founded in 1989 and is based in Burlingame, California.
Gene Logic, Inc. provides drug discovery and development services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Genomics and Toxicogenomics Services, Preclinical Contract Research Services, and Drug Repositioning and Selection Services. The Genomics and Toxicogenomics Services segment enables customers to discover and prioritize drug targets, identify biomarkers, and predict toxicity and provide insights into efficacy of specific compounds through the use of gene expression technologies, reference databases, and bioinformatics software and professional services. This segment comprises BioExpress System, ASCENTA System, data generation services, ToxExpress System, toxicogenomics Services, ToxShield Suite, and Genesis Enterprise System. The Preclinical Contract Research Services segment consists of in-vivo animal testing research studies and related laboratory services that are used to assess the safety and pharmacologic effects of compounds for customers. This segment offers general toxicology services, specialty toxicology services, and analytical laboratory services. The Drug Repositioning and Selection Services segment assists customers in identifying alternative indications for failed, stalled, or deprioritized compounds; expanding indications for marketed drugs; and prioritizing and identifying indications for compounds entering preclinical development. It offers its genomics and toxicogenomics services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in North America, Japan, and Western Europe, as well as provides preclinical contract research services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in North America and to United States government agencies. Gene Logic was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES INTERNATIONAL INC (HSII)
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSI) and its subsidiaries provide executive search and leadership consulting services. The company provides its clients with the recruitment, development, and retention of personnel for their executive management positions. In addition to executive search, the company provides other leadership services, including executive assessment, professional development, and executive coaching. HSI provides its services to middle market and emerging growth companies, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, and other private and public entities principally in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Heidrick & Struggles was organized in 1953 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
PRG-SCHULTZ INTERNATIONAL INC (PRGX)
PRG-Schultz International, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide recovery audit services to large and mid-size businesses worldwide. It operates through two segments, Accounts Payable Services and Meridian VAT Reclaim. The Accounts Payable Services segment provides services that entail the review of client accounts payable disbursements to identify and recover overpayments. It conducts business in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia. The Meridian VAT Reclaim segment specializes in the recovery of value-added taxes (VAT) paid on business expenses for corporate clients. It provides outsourced services, such as VAT reclaim process, audit and invoice retrieval, preparation and submission of VAT claims, and the subsequent collection of refunds from the relevant VAT authorities. The company's customers include retailers, such as discount, department, specialty, grocery, and drug stores; manufacturers of high-tech components, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, chemicals, aerospace, and medical products; wholesale distributors of computer components, food products, and pharmaceuticals; healthcare providers, such as hospitals and health maintenance organizations; and service providers, such as communications providers, transportation providers, and financial institutions. PRG-Schultz International was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
FIRST CONSULTING GROUP INC (FCGI)
First Consulting Group, Inc. (FCG) provides information technology (IT) outsourcing, consulting, systems implementation and integration, software development, and research services primarily for healthcare, pharmaceutical, and other life sciences organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia. It operates in five segments: Health Delivery (HD), Health Delivery Outsourcing (HDO), Health Plans, Life Sciences, and Government and Technology (GT). The HD segment offers business and clinical process improvement, care/disease management, patient safety and computerized physician order entry, and enterprise resource planning. The HDO segment provides IT outsourcing services, including hiring the IT staff of clients and operating the IT operations. It also offers assessment, program management, business process outsourcing, and application hosting services. The Health Plans segment provides services in health plan operations and program management, as well as health plan information systems. It assists clients with business process design and automation; administrative systems selection; portal development; and technology infrastructure. The GT segment offers application development, business process management and automation, and executive dashboards of performance indicators. Its enterprise services include application integration, development, and data management and integration; and technology support. It also provides IT solutions to public sector agencies, including architecture assessment and planning, data warehousing, and physician-patient messaging and wireless technologies. The Life Sciences segment designs, develops, and maintains the processes and information systems used by life sciences enterprises in the drug development and commercialization lifecycle. It also licenses FirstDoc, an enterprise content management solution, which enables clients manage compliance-related content. FCG was organized in 1980 and is headquartered in Long Beach, California.
Bowne &. Co., Inc. provides financial printing, digital printing, and electronic delivery of personalized communications worldwide. The company offers services to create, manage, translate, and distribute transactional and compliance-related documents. It also provides a suite of litigation support services for law firms and corporate law departments. The company's customers include various corporations, law firms, investment banks, insurance companies, bond dealers, mutual funds, and other financial institutions, as well as software, manufacturing, transportation, and life sciences companies. Bowne & Co. was founded in 1775 and is headquartered in New York City.
MAXIMUS, Inc. provides consulting, systems solutions, and operations program management to state and local government agencies, federal agencies, and commercial customers. The company operates in three segments: Consulting, Systems, and Operations. The Consulting segment provides consulting services for state, county, and community-based child welfare agencies; and assistance to local and state governments to recover available funding from state and federal agencies. It also offers aviation planning and consulting services; financial analysis, fiscal management, and billing services to schools; and consulting, technical support, and software tools to K-12 school districts, charter schools, state departments of education, and not-for profit organizations. The Systems segment implements PeopleSoft applications; provides strategic management and IT consulting services to state agencies; leverages technology, software product solutions, and systems integration to provide a variety of systems solutions; and offers software solutions to manage asset infrastructure; and develops, implements, and supports case management, docketing, scheduling, and report generating software for state and local court systems. The Operations segment provides administrative support for publicly funded health services and health insurance programs; health dispute resolution for federal, state, and local government agencies; manages government workforce-centered service programs; outsourcing, consulting, and system support services to state and local child support programs; and nonresidential correction services, including offender assessment, case management, treatment groups, educational classes, and drug and alcohol testing, as well as the collection of fines, fees, and restitution from individuals. MAXIMUS has its operations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, and the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
Kforce, Inc. provides professional and technical specialty staffing services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Technology, Finance and Accounting, and Health and Life Sciences. The Technology segment offers systems/applications programmers, systems analysts, and e-business and networking technicians. The Finance and Accounting segment provides both temporary staffing and search placement services to its customers in various areas, such as taxation, budget preparation and analysis, financial reporting, cost analysis, accounts payable, accounts receivable, professional administrative, credit and collections, general accounting, audit services, and systems and controls analysis and documentation. The Health and Life Sciences segment offers professionals and technical services in the clinical research, health care, and scientific fields. This segment provides clinical research associates for the pharmaceutical industry, and health care information management professionals and nurses for hospitals. In addition, this segment supplies laboratory, research and development, quality assurance, and quality control professionals to various industries. The company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
NovaMed, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in the United States. Its ASC consist of surgical facilities, where physicians perform various surgical procedures, including ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, gastrointestinal, wound care, and plastics. The company also owns and operates an optical laboratory business that surfaces, finishes, and distributes corrective lenses and eyeglass lenses. As of March 22, 2005, it owned and operated 26 ASCs in 14 states. NovaMed was founded by Stephen J. Winjum in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
STEINER LEISURE LIMITED (STNR)
Steiner Leisure Limited provides spa services worldwide. The company also develops and markets beauty products, which are sold at its facilities and at third party retail outlets, as well as through mail order and its Web sites. It sells its services and products to cruise passengers, and at luxury resorts and day spas in the United States, the Caribbean, the Pacific, Asia, London, and Mexico. The company served 118 cruise ships representing 19 cruise lines, and operated 51 resort spas and 2 luxury day spas, as of April 28, 2005. Its services include massage, water-based treatments, aromatherapy treatments, seaweed wraps, saunas, steam rooms, aerobic exercise, yoga, Pilates, hair styling, manicures, pedicures, and various other beauty and body treatments. Steiner Leisure's beauty products include preparations, such as aromatherapy oils, cleansers and creams, other skin care preparations; hair care products, such as shampoos, moisturizers, and lotions; and nail care products. It also sells products of third parties, including hair care products. In addition, the company offers post secondary degree and nondegree programs in massage therapy, skin care, and related areas at its schools located in Florida, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Steiner Leisure was founded in 1934 and is based in Nassau, the Bahamas.
StarTek, Inc. provides business process outsourced services. It offers business process management and supply chain management services. The company's business process management services include provisioning management, wireless telephone number porting, receivables management, wireless telephone activations, and high-end technical support, and customer care services, as well as wireless number activation services to wireless carrier clients. StarTek's supply chain management services include packaging, fulfillment, marketing support, and logistics services. In addition, the company offers product-related software programs for telephone, facsimile, email, and Internet interactions involving product order processing, fulfillment, and technical support. It also owns a portfolio of branded vertical market Internet Web sites; and manages or leases various sites, including airlines.com, wedding.com, wholesale.com, electronics.com, doctors.com, and hospitals.com to third parties. The company serves a range of industries, such as telecommunications, computer software, computer hardware, consumer products, cable TV, entertainment, utility, Internet, and e-commerce industries in the United States and Canada. StarTek was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
CRA INTERNATIONALINC (CRAI)
CRA International, Inc. operates as an economics, finance, and business consulting firm in the United States and internationally. The company primarily offers services in the areas of legal and regulatory consulting, and business consulting. In its legal and regulatory consulting practice, it works with law firms on behalf of companies involved in litigation or regulatory proceedings. The company offers legal and consulting services in the areas of antitrust, finance, environment, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, commercial damages, and international trade. CRA International's business consulting services are offered to companies seeking assistance with strategic issues that require economic, financial, or business analysis. It offers analytical advice in areas, such as shareholder value and business portfolio analysis, asset and liability valuation, competitive strategy and new product pricing, performance improvement, organizational design, change management, technology strategy, and asset auctions. The company has United States offices in Cambridge, Chicago, College Station, Dallas, Houston, New York, Oakland, Pasadena, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. It also has international offices in Brussels, Canberra, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Mexico City, Sydney, Toronto, and Wellington. The company was founded in 1965. It was formerly known as Charles River Associates Incorporated and changed its name to CRA International, Inc. in May 2005. CRA International is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. CRA International, Inc. acquired Lee & Allen Consulting Limited, a London-based consulting firm, which offers financial dispute resolution and forensic accounting services to the corporate, legal, and regulatory markets, in April 2005.
Exponent, Inc. operates as a science and engineering consulting firm that provides solutions to complex problems. Its services include analysis of product development or product recall, regulatory compliance, discovery of potential problems related to products, people or property, and impending litigation, as well as the development of highly technical new products. Exponent offers its services through a practice-focused format in the areas of biomechanics, civil engineering, data/risk analysis, ecosciences, electrical engineering, environmental science, food & chemicals, health sciences, human factors, industrial structures, mechanical engineering & materials science, technology development, thermal sciences, and vehicle analysis. The company offers its services through a multidisciplinary team of scientists, physicians, engineers, business, and consultants bring together approximately 70 different technical disciplines to solve complicated issues. It serves clients operating in automotive, aviation, chemical, construction, energy, government, health, insurance, manufacturing, technology, and other sectors. Exponent was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
SM&A provides competition management services and performance assurance services in the United States. It provides strategy, proposal management, program management, systems engineering, expert support, program planning, and other technical support services to various industrial customers in the defense, homeland security, aerospace, information technology, architect, and engineering sectors. The company was founded by Steven Myers as Steven Myers & Associates in 1982 and changed its name to SM&A in 2002. SM&A is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.
ABLEAUCTIONS.COM INC (AAC)
Ableauctions.com, Inc. provides liquidation and online auction broadcasting services in the United States. Its liquidation services include selling merchandise to retail chains, other resellers, and the public. The company also provides inventory brokerage services at unlimitedcloseouts.com and unlimitedcloseouts.ca. Its auction broadcast services include broadcasting business and industrial auctions over the Internet for auctioneers and members of the National Auctioneers Association. Additionally, Ableauctions.com broadcasts antique and collectible auctions over the Internet for numerous galleries and auction houses worldwide, as well as provides auction-related products and services. The company sells proprietary point-of-sale sales processing and reporting system to retailers. Ableauctions.com has strategic partnership with eBay, Inc. The company was organized as J.B. Financial Services, Inc. in 1996 and changed its name to Ableauctions.com, Inc. in 1999. Ableauctions.com is headquartered in Coquitlam, Canada.
BRASIL TELECOM PARTICIPACOES S.A (BTM)
Brasil Telecom S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services in Brazil. It offers local and intrastate fixed line telecommunications services. The company's local fixed-line services include calls that originate and terminate within a single local area, as well as installation, monthly subscription, public telephones, and supplemental local services. Intrastate long distance services consist of intrastate and interstate calls, and international long distance services. The company also provides wireless telecommunications services using global system for mobile communications through its subsidiary, Brasil Telecom Celular S.A. In addition, it provides network services that comprise interconnection, leasing of facilities, and fixed-to-mobile services; and data transmission services. Further, the company provides various other supplemental local services, which include voice mail, call waiting, call forwarding, conferencing, speed dialing, caller ID, and advertising on public telephone cards. Brasil Telecom also offers Internet services. As of December 31, 2004, Brasil Telecom had 2,109 points of sale (POS), including 16 flagship stores, 48 kiosks, 800 exclusive authorized dealers and nonexclusive authorized sales agents, and 1,300 prepaid card resellers. These POS offer fixed-line, ADSL, mobile, Internet installation CDs, intelligent services, accessories, modems, and personal computers. The company is based in Brasilia, Brazil. Brasil Telecom S.A. is a subsidiary of Brasil Telecom Participacoes S.A.
ICT Group, Inc. provides outsourced business services solutions. It offers a mix of sales, service, marketing, and business services outsourcing solutions, which include customer care and retention, inbound and outbound sales and customer acquisition, cross-selling/up-selling, and technical support/help desk services, as well as market research, database marketing, data capture/collection, email management, collections, and other back-office business processing services. In addition, it also offers a suite of customer relationship management technologies on a hosted basis, for use by clients at their own in-house facilities, or on a co-sourced basis, in conjunction with its Web-enabled customer contact centers. These include automatic call distribution voice processing, interactive voice response and advanced speech recognition, voice over internet protocol, contact management, automated email management and processing, sales force and marketing automation, interactive voice response services, alert notification, and Web self-help, for the delivery of customer care in a multichannel environment. ICT manages customer contact centers in the United States, Ireland, the U.K., Canada, Australia, Mexico, Barbados, and the Philippines from which it supports domestic and multinational corporations and institutions, primarily in the financial, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, information technology, media, and energy services industries. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
EVOLVING SYSTEMS INC (EVOL)
Evolving Systems, Inc. provides software products and services to wireline, wireless, and cable communications carriers worldwide. It develops, deploys, enhances, maintains, and integrates software solutions for various operations support systems and network support systems. The company offers software products and solutions in the areas of numbering solutions that enable carriers to comply with government-mandated requirements regarding number portability and phone number conservation; a service activation solution that is used to activate complex bundles of voice, video, and data services; and mediation solutions supporting data collection for both service assurance and billing applications. Evolving Systems was founded by George A. Hallenbeck in 1985 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
EXCEL TECHNOLOGY INC (XLTC)
Excel Technology, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of laser systems and electro-optical components primarily for industrial and scientific applications worldwide. The company's products include industrial, computer-controlled turnkey laser marking/engraving and mechanical marking/engraving, and 3D engraving systems; laser micro-machining systems, parts handling/automation, systems integration, and software engineering solutions; sealed CO2 lasers for cutting, marking, drilling, and other machining applications for various materials; galvanometer based optical scanners; solid-state lasers; solid-state pulsed laser systems; custom precision optical components; and electro-optical instrumentation and systems. Excel Technology markets its products and services primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was organized in 1985 and is based in E. Setauket, New York.
LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL INC (LTRE)
Learning Tree International, Inc. and subsidiaries engage in the development, marketing, and delivery of a library of instructor-led classroom courses for managers and information technology professionals working in business and government organizations worldwide. The company's courses focus on Web development, operating systems, programming languages, databases, computer networks, computer and network security, wireless technologies, open source applications, project management, leadership and professional development, and other business skills. It offers the Training Passports' and Training Vouchers' multiple course discount programs, as well as the Learning Tree Professional Certification Programs. The Training Passports permit an individual Passport holder to attend up to a specified number of courses during a 12-month period. Learning Tree sells these Passports as either four-course or eight-course Passports. The Training Voucher program enables corporate customers to buy blocks of five or more Vouchers, for future Learning Tree courses to be taken by any person in the client company over a 12-month period. The Learning Tree Professional Certification Program is designed to teach the skills necessary to master a job function. The company offers its courses primarily at its leased education centers in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Sweden, and Japan, as well as in hotels and conference facilities, and at customer sites. Learning Tree was co-founded by David C. Collins and Eric R. Garen in 1974 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.
MONRO MUFFLER BRAKE INC (MNRO)
Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. operates a chain of stores that provide automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States. It offers a range of services on passenger cars, light trucks, and vans for brakes; mufflers and exhaust systems; and steering, drive train, suspension, and wheel alignment. In addition, the company provides other products and services, including tires, as well as maintenance services, such as oil change services, heating and cooling system flush and fill' service, belt installation, and a transmission flush and fill' service. Further, Monro Muffler Brake replaces and services batteries, starters, and alternators. As of March 26, 2005, it operated 626 company-operated stores and 16 dealer-operated stores. The company was founded in 1959 by Charles J. August. Monro Muffler Brake is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
Answerthink, Inc. operates as advisory and technology consulting firm. The company' services include benchmarking, business advisory programs and business transformation, enterprise business applications implementation, business intelligence, and offshore application development support. It serves automotive, consumer goods, financial services, technology, life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, retail, telecommunications, transportation, and utility industries. Answerthink was formed in 1997 and is based in Miami, Florida.
RAINMAKER SYSTEMS INC (RMKR)
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide outsource sales and marketing programs for service contracts in the United States. It primarily offers professional telesales, direct marketing, hosted e-commerce, and order management services. The company provides Contracts Renewals Plus, a modular solution that allows clients to select the services they need, from complex, outsourced solution to the simple marketing or telesales project. Rainmaker Systems also offers contract reactivations, conversion of free warranties into paid services, service upgrades, add-on license sales, and new license sales. In addition, the company provides additional services, such as customer database enhancement, CRM technology integration, and order management. It markets its services to hardware, software, and other technology, as well as financial services companies. The company was founded as UniDirect Corporation in 1991 and changed its name to Rainmaker Systems, Inc. in 1998. Rainmaker Systems is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California.
UNIFIRST CORPORATION (UNF)
UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective clothing in the United States. The company designs, manufactures, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells various uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, jumpsuits, lab coats, smocks, and aprons. It also rents industrial wiping products, floor mats, facility service products, and other nongarment items, as well as provides first aid cabinet services and other safety supplies. In addition, UniFirst Corporation decontaminates and cleans work clothes that are exposed to radioactive materials; and services special cleanroom protective wear. The company offers its products and services to automobile service centers and dealers, delivery services, food and general merchandise retailers, food processors and service operations, light manufacturers, maintenance facilities, restaurants, service companies, soft and durable goods wholesalers, and transportation companies. As of August 27, 2005, the company served approximately 190,000 customer locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. UniFirst Corporation was founded in 1936 and is based in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
TRC Companies, Inc. engages in the creation and implementation of solutions for the environmental, energy, infrastructure, and security markets in the United States. It also provides technical, financial, risk management, and construction services to industry and government customers. The company supports the licensing of large electric generating facilities and repowering older plants with the need for additional power. In addition, it provides a variety of technical services in support of large-scale wind-powered electric generating projects and hydroelectric facilities. The company offers its services to energy, chemical, automotive, petroleum, construction, transportation, mining, waste management, and other industries; financial institutions; public utilities; and local, state, and federal government agencies. It provided engineering, scientific, and technical environmental services to customers through a network of approximately 85 offices, as of June 30, 2004. TRC Companies is based in Windsor, Connecticut.
CASH TECHNOLOGIES INC (TQ)
Cash Technologies, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of replacement fuel systems in the United States. Its products include carburetors and diesel pumps for automobiles, trucks, and marine applications. The company also offers CoinBank machines that are automated self-service coin counting and processing machines, which accept and count loose coins for a fee. In addition, it provides e-commerce message management architecture, through which transactions can be offered on an ATM or kiosk, including check cashing, electronic bill payment, real-time activated prepaid phone cards, money order issuance, event ticketing, Internet-based e-commerce products and services, currency deposits, interactive advertising, marketing data acquisition, biometric identification techniques, and traditional cash dispensing. Further, the company's healthcare products for healthcare providers include Pro837, a claims proofreader; ProIdentify, which allows determination of a patient's insurance eligibility status; and ProClaimSubmit, an insurance claims clearinghouse that permits healthcare providers to submit their claims to any insurer. Its healthcare products for healthcare payers comprise Pro837, which acts like a filter for payers, allowing only claims that are able to be paid to reach the billing staff; and ProRemit that expedites the remittance process. Additionally, the company offers a stored-value debit MasterCard card. Cash Technologies was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Quebecor World, Inc. operates as a commercial print media services company worldwide. It offers a range of printed products and related communication services, such as magazines, retail inserts and circulars, catalogs, specialty printing and direct mail, books, directories, premedia, logistics, and other services. It offers print communication services primarily to book and magazine publishers, retailers, catalogers, telephone companies, and direct mail customers. The company operates in the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and India. Quebecor World is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC (SCON)
Superconductor Technologies, Inc. engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of superconducting products for wireless voice and data applications. The company offers SuperLink Rx that combines filters using HTS technology with a proprietary cryogenic cooler and a cryogenically cooled low-noise amplifiers; AmpLink Rx, a receiver front-end product, which is designed specifically to address the sensitivity requirements of wireless base stations; and SuperPlex, a line of multiplexers that are designed to eliminate the need for additional base station antennas and reduce infrastructure costs. Superconductor Technologies was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.
IRVINE SENSORS CORPORATION (IRSN)
Irvine Sensors Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of miniaturized electronic products for defense, security, and commercial applications. The company, using a three-dimensional (3-D) stacking technology, develops collateral technologies for the design of low power and low noise chips, thinning of chips, and various specialized applications of chips and stacked chip assemblies for wireless infrared transmission, miniaturized sensors, image processing, infrared cameras, and Internet data transmission, and switching applications. It offers its products and prototypes for ultra high speed image processing, miniature infrared cameras, 3-D laser imaging, embedded computing, image enhancement and stabilization, stacked memory, and infrared data communication applications. The company markets its stacked and packaged memory products to original equipment manufacturers. Irvine Sensors Corporation was incorporated in 1974 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.
MAGAL SECURITY SYSTEMS LTD (MAGS)
Magal Security Systems, Ltd. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of computerized security systems, which detect, locate, and identify the nature of unauthorized intrusions. The company's products are used in approximately 70 countries worldwide to protect national borders, airports, correctional facilities, nuclear power stations, and other sensitive facilities from terrorism, theft, and other threats. Its products include perimeter security systems and video motion detection system; a security solution, which integrates various closed circuit television related applications into one box; personal emergency location systems; a pipeline security system; and personal emergency location systems. It also offers video monitoring services to industrial sites, commercial businesses, educational facilities, and VIP residences. The company was founded in 1969 as a department of the Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd. and is headquartered in Yahud, Israel.
MEDIALINK WORLDWIDE INCORPORATED (MDLK)
Medialink Worldwide Incorporated provides news and marketing media strategies and solutions that enable corporations and organizations to inform and educate their target audience on television, radio, print, and the Internet. The company offers creative services and multimedia distribution programs, including video and audio news and short-form programming, press release newswire distribution, and photography production and digital distribution. It operates in two divisions, Media Communications Services and Video Watermarking Services. The Media Communications Services division includes Broadcast Services Group (BSG) that provides content creation, production, distribution, and electronic broadcast monitoring services. BSG's principal products and services consist of video news releases and short-form promotional videos; live event broadcasts, including satellite media tours, videoconferences, and Webcasting; audio news releases; and radio media tours. This division also comprises U.S. Newswire, a press release wire service for governmental, public affairs, and nonprofit organization news sources. The Media Communications Services division distributes news releases through a direct wire service feed, as well as through email, satellite, the Internet, and broadcast fax. The Video Watermarking Services division offers Teletrax, an electronic video watermarking and tracking solution for the broadcast, advertising, and entertainment industries. The system provides proof of performance reports and alerts copyright owners to violations. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York City.
NAPCO SECURITY SYSTEMS INC (NSSC)
Napco Security Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of security alarm products and door security devices for commercial and residential use worldwide. It primarily offers intrusion and fire alarm systems, access control systems, and electronic locking devices. The company also offers automatic communicators, control panels, combination control panels/digital communicators, fire alarm control panels, and area detectors. These products are used in commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, and governmental applications. The company also designs, engineers, and markets software and control panels for access control systems. In addition, it markets peripheral and related equipment manufactured by other companies. The company markets its products primarily to independent distributors and wholesalers of security alarm and security hardware equipment. Napco Security Systems was founded in 1969 by Richard Soloway and is headquartered in Amityville, New York.
PRE-PAID LEGAL SERVICES INC (PPD)
Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. engages in the development and marketing of legal service plans in North America. It provides plans (memberships), which enable its members to access legal services through a network of independent law firms under contract with it. The company's plan benefits include preventive legal services, motor vehicle legal defense services, trial defense services, Internal Revenue Service audit services, and discounted legal services. As of march 31, 2005, the company had 1,486,102 memberships. Pre-Paid Legal Services is headquartered in Ada, Oklahoma.
REWARDS NETWORK INC (IRN)
Rewards Network, Inc. provides loyalty and rewards programs for restaurants and hotels through its registered credit card platform. Its loyalty rewards programs bring its participating merchants and members together by offering rewards in the form of savings and benefits to its members, who patronize its participating merchants, principally restaurants and hotels. Rewards Network primarily offers two plans for its participating restaurants, the Marketing Credits Program (MCP) plan and the Marketing Services Program (MSP) Plan. Under the MCP plan, the company purchases food and beverage credits from a participating restaurant and then market the participating restaurant to members, and offers its members benefits in the form of Cashback Rewards savings, frequent flier miles, and other currencies for dining at the participating restaurant. Under the MSP plan, the company provides marketing services to a participating restaurant by marketing that restaurant to members and offers its members Cashback Rewards savings, frequent flier miles, and other benefits for dining at the participating restaurant. As of December 31, 2004, it had approximately 10,514 restaurants, 11,321 hotels, and 3.8 million members participating in its rewards programs in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1963. It was formerly known as Transmedia Network, Inc. and changed its name to iDine Rewards Network, Inc. in 2002. iDine further changed its name to Rewards Network, Inc. in 2003. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
McGrath RentCorp provides modular buildings for classroom and office space, and test equipment for general purpose and communications needs on rent. It operates in three segments: Mobile Modular Management Corporation (MMMC), TRS-RenTelco, and Enviroplex. The MMMC segment rents and sells modular buildings and accessories to fulfill customers' temporary and permanent space needs in California, Texas, and Florida. These units are used as temporary offices adjacent to existing facilities, and are used as classrooms, sales offices, construction field offices, health care clinics, child care facilities, and for various other purposes. The TRS-RenTelco segment rents and sells electronic test and measurement equipment, including oscilloscopes, amplifiers, spectrum, network and logic analyzers, CATV, component measurement, industrial, signal source, microprocessor development, and power source test equipment, as well as fiber, telecom, SONET, ATM, broadcast, copper, line simulator, microwave, network, and transmission test equipment in the United States and internationally. It rents this test equipment primarily to manufacturers of communications equipment and products, electrical and communications installation contractors, field technicians, and service providers. This segment serves electronics, semiconductor, aerospace, defense, industrial, and research industries. The Enviroplex segment manufactures and sells moment-resistant and rigid steel framed portable classrooms to California public school districts. McGrath RentCorp was organized in 1979 and is based in Livermore, California.
GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION (GPX)
GP Strategies Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides training, management consulting, and e-learning solutions, as well as engineering services worldwide. The company's products and services include plant, equipment, and process launch assistance; operations and maintenance practice training and consulting services; curriculum development and delivery; facility and enterprise change and configuration management; lean enterprise consulting; plant and process engineering review and re-design; business continuity planning and support services; alternative fuels engineering consulting, facility design, and construction services; business process outsourcing; training outsourcing; e-learning hosting, consulting, and systems implementation; and development and delivery of information technology training. It also provides simulation solutions and services to the nuclear and fossil electric utility industry, as well as chemical and petrochemical industries. In addition, the company provides plant monitoring, security access and control, and signal analysis monitoring and optimization software primarily to the power industry. It serves service managers and executives, engineers, sales associates, plant operators, the maintenance and purchasing workforces, and information technology professionals in the manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. GP Strategies was incorporated as National Patent Development Corporation in 1959 and changed its name to GP Strategies Corporation in 1997. The company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
EVCI CAREER COLLEGES HOLDING CORP (EVCI)
EVCI Career Colleges Holding Corp., through its subsidiary, Interboro Institute, Inc., provides on-campus career college education. Interboro offers degree programs leading to the Associate in Occupational Studies degree and Associate in Applied Sciences degree. It has a main campus in mid-town Manhattan; and an extension center in Flushing, New York and in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, New York. Interboro also has a college site in Yonkers, New York. The company, formerly known as EVCI Career Colleges Incorporated, was organized in 1997. It changed its name to EVCI Career Colleges Holding Corp. in 2004. The company is based in Yonkers, New York.
Grubb & Ellis Company, a commercial real estate company, provides various services to real estate owners/investors and tenants in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Transaction Services and Management Services. The Transaction Services segment advises buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants on the sale, leasing, and valuation of commercial property. This segment involves various types of commercial real estate, including office, industrial, retail, hospitality, and land. The Management Services segment provides property management and related services for owners of investment properties, as well as facilities management services for corporate owners and occupiers. In addition, Grubb & Ellis Company provides its customers with consulting services, including site selection, feasibility studies, exit strategies, market forecasts, appraisals, strategic planning, and research services. The company was founded in 1958 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
CDI Corp. provides engineering and information technology (IT) outsourcing solutions, and professional services; staffing and permanent placement services; and franchise services in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. It operates in four segments: Business Solutions, AndersElite, Todays Staffing, and Management Recruiters International (MRI). Business Solutions segment operates through five verticals: CDI-Aerospace, which provides engineering, design, project management, professional IT, and engineering staffing and outsourcing solutions to aerospace markets; CDI-Government Services that provides engineering, design, and logistics services to the defense industry, as well as IT and professional staffing for federal agencies; CDI-IT Services provides IT staffing and IT outsourcing solutions to service-based industries; CDI-Life Sciences that offers design validation, project management, engineering, professional staffing, and outsourcing solutions to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and regulated medical services industries; and CDI-Process and Industrial provides engineering, project management, design, and professional staffing and outsourcing solutions to firms in oil, gas, chemicals, power generation, energy transmission, telecommunications, and heavy manufacturing sectors. AndersElite segment specializes in sourcing professionals from architects and surveyors to electrical and construction engineers to IT professionals in private and government-funded design and construction projects. Todays Staffing segment provides temporary and permanent administrative, clerical, and legal staffing services, as well as managed services. MRI segment operates as a franchisor that provides support services to its franchisees, which engage in the search, recruitment, and employment of management and sales personnel. The company was founded in 1950 as Comprehensive Designers, Inc. and changed its name to CDI Corp. in 1973. CDI is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Comarco, Inc., through its subsidiary, Comarco Wireless Technologies, Inc., provides wireless test solutions for the wireless industry. It operates in three businesses areas: Wireless Test Solutions (WTS), Emergency Call Box Systems (Call Box), and Mobile Power Products (ChargeSource). The company's WTS business designs and manufactures hardware and software tools for use by wireless carriers, equipment vendors, and others. Radio frequency engineers, professional technicians, and others use these tools to design, deploy, and optimize wireless networks; and to verify the performance of the wireless networks and resulting quality of service once deployed. Its Call Box business designs and manufactures emergency call box systems for state and local government agencies primarily located in California, which provide emergency communication over existing wireless networks and are deployed along highways, and at schools, universities, shopping centers, and parks. In addition to call box products, the company provides system installation and long-term maintenance services. As of December 31, 2004, Comarco maintained approximately 12,000 call boxes. The company's ChargeSource business designs universal power adapters for notebook computers, cellular telephones, digital versatile disks, personal digital assistants, and other handheld devices. Its current and planned product offering consists of alternate current (AC)/direct current (DC), AC, and DC power adapters designed for the right mix of power output and functionality for various retail, original equipment manufacture, and enterprise customers. Comarco markets its products through direct sales force and through independent sales representatives, as well as through affiliated and unaffiliated resellers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Comarco has a strategic agreement with Belkin Corporation to distribute its ChargeSource products. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
ANGELICA CORPORATION (AGL)
Angelica Corporation provides textile rental and linen management services principally to healthcare institutions in metropolitan areas of the United States. The company rents and cleans bed linens, towels, patient gowns, surgical scrubs, surgical linens, and surgical packs, as well as mops, mats, and other dust control products. It also offers colored linen programs, scrub security programs, and just-in-time linen cart exchange programs. The company offers its services to hospitals, long term care facilities, surgery centers, medical clinics, dental offices, and other medical providers. In addition, Angelica provides general linen services to restaurants, hotels, and motels. Angelica Corporation was founded in 1878 and is based in Chesterfield, Missouri.
BARRETT BUSINESS SERVICES INC (BBSI)
Barrett Business Services, Inc. operates as a human resource management company. The company offers a range of human resource management services that encompasses payroll processing; employee benefits and administration; workers'' compensation coverage; risk management and workplace safety programs; and human resource administration, which includes functions such as recruiting, interviewing, drug testing, hiring, placement, training, and regulatory compliance. It also provides staffing services, which include on-demand or short-term staffing assignments, contract staffing, long-term or indefinite-term onsite management, and human resource administration. The company offers its services through a variety of contractual arrangements, as part of either a traditional staffing service or a professional employer organization service. As of December 31, 2004, it operated through a network of 30 branch offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona, Maryland, Delaware, and North Carolina. Barrett provides its services to electronics manufacturers, light-manufacturing industries, forest products and agriculture-based companies, transportation and shipping enterprises, food processing, telecommunications, public utilities, general contractors in various construction-related fields, and various professional services firms. The company was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
BAKER (MICHAEL) CORPORATION (BKR)
Michael Baker Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering and energy services for public and private sector clients. The company primarily operates in two segments, Engineering and Energy. The Engineering segment provides various design and related consulting services, including program management, design-build, construction management, consulting, planning, surveying, mapping, geographic information systems, architectural and interior design, construction inspection, constructability reviews, site assessment and restoration, strategic regulatory analysis, regulatory compliance, and management systems. It offers its services in the water/wastewater, pipeline, emergency and consequence management, resource management, and telecommunications markets primarily in the United States. The Energy segment provides various services to operating energy production facilities worldwide, including outsourcing solutions, and specific services, such as training, personnel recruitment, preoperations engineering, maintenance management systems, field operations and maintenance, procurement, and supply chain management. Michael Baker Corporation was founded in 1940 by Michael Baker Jr. The company is headquartered in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
CSS Industries, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of various seasonal and social expression products. Its seasonal products include gift wrap, gift bags, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, tissue paper, and paper and vinyl decorations. The company's social expression products include classroom exchange Valentines, decorative ribbons and bows, Halloween masks, costumes, make-up and novelties, Easter egg dyes and novelties, and craft and educational products. CSS Industries sells its products in the United States and Canada by national and regional account sales managers, inside sales representatives, product specialists, and a network of independent manufacturers' representatives. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
OMEGA PROTEIN CORPORATION (OME)
Omega Protein Corporation engages in processing, marketing, and distributing fish meal and fish oil products in the United States and internationally. It 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. The company produces fish meal of various types: Special Select, SeaLac, and FAQ Meal; crude unrefined fish oil, refined fish oil, and food grade oils; and soluble-based products, including Neptune Fish Concentrate, OmegaGrow, and OmegaGrow Plus. Omega's fish meal products are primarily used as a protein ingredient in animal feed for swine, cattle, aquaculture, and household pets. The fish oil is utilized for animal and aquaculture feeds, and in industrial applications, as well as in additives for human food products. Its fish solubles are sold primarily to livestock feed manufacturers, aquaculture feed manufacturers, and for use as an organic fertilizer. The company sells its products through sales force and independent sales agents. Omega is based in Houston, Texas. Omega Protein Corporation is majority owned by Zapata Corporation.
MILLER INDUSTRIES INC (MLR)
Miller Industries, Inc. manufactures vehicle towing and recovery equipment under various brands in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. The company offers a range of wrecker, car carrier, and trailer bodies. Its wreckers and car carriers are installed on truck chassis manufactured by third parties. Wreckers are used to recover and tow disabled vehicles and other equipment. Miller Industries' car carriers are flat-bed vehicles with hydraulic tilt mechanisms that enable a towing operator to drive or winch a vehicle onto the bed for transport. Car carriers transport new or disabled vehicles and other equipment, as well as transporting vehicles or other equipment over longer distances. Its multivehicle transport trailers are auto transport trailers with upper and lower decks, and hydraulic ramps for loading vehicles. The trailers are used for moving multiple vehicles for auto auctions, car dealerships, leasing companies, and other applications. Miller Industries sells its products primarily through independent distributors in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as in other foreign markets, including Europe, the Pacific Rim, and the Middle East. The company is based in Ooltewah, Tennessee.
PLATO LEARNING INC (TUTR)
PLATO Learning, Inc. provides computer-based and e-learning instruction software and related services worldwide. It offers curricula in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and life and job skills. The company also provides online assessment and accountability solutions and standards-based professional development services. The company's PLATO learning system offers approximately 6,000 hours of objective-based, problem-solving courseware, as well as assessment, alignment, and curriculum management tools to create standards-based curricula that facilitate learning and school improvement. It markets its products and services to K-12 schools, colleges, job training programs, correctional institutions, military education programs, corporations, and individuals. The company delivers its products through networks, CD-ROM, the Internet, and private intranets. The company has offices primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It also operates through international distributors in Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. PLATO Learning was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota.
COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC (CLCT)
Collectors Universe, Inc. provides value-added grading, authentication, and information services and products to dealers and collectors of collectibles, such as coins, sportscards, stamps, autographs, and sports and entertainment memorabilia. The company publishes authoritative price guides, rarity reports, and other collectible information. Collectors Universe provides Professional Coin Grading Service, a coin grading and authentication service; Professional Sports Authenticators, a sportscard grading and authentication service; PSA/DNA Authentication Services, an authentication service for vintage autographs in sports, historical, and entertainment markets; and Professional Stamp Experts, a stamp grading and authentication service in the United States. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
FIRSTSERVICE CORPORATION (FSRV)
FirstService Corporation provides property and business services to commercial, residential, and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and other countries. The company operates in five segments: Residential Property Management, Commercial Real Estate Services, Integrated Security Services, Property Improvement Services, and Business Services. The Residential Property Management segment manages private residential communities, such as condominiums, cooperatives, gated communities, and various other residential developments governed by multiunit residential community associations in North America. It provides grounds maintenance, landscaping, painting, pest control, irrigation, real estate sales and leasing, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and swimming pool management and maintenance services. The Commercial Real Estate Services segment provides brokerage, property management services, valuation, and corporate advisory services to owners, investors, and tenants. The Integrated Security Services segment engages in the design, installation, repair, and maintenance of integrated electronic security systems, including identification badging, access control, and closed-circuit television for office buildings, commercial and industrial facilities, institutional campuses, and multiunit residential properties. The Property Improvement Services segment provides residential and commercial services through a network of 1,800 franchised and 8 company-owned locations in North America. The Business Services segment provides outsourced marketing support services, which include customer relationship management, order processing, inventory management, warehousing, order assembly and shipping, coupon processing, and rebating and client profiling, as well as business process outsourcing services through a branch network in the United States and Canada. FirstService Corporation was founded in 1972 by Jay S. Hennick and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
AMBASSADORS INTERNATIONAL INC (AMIE)
Ambassadors International, Inc. engages in the development, management, and marketing of performance improvement programs. It also provides event management services, including hotel reservation, registration, and travel services for meetings; conventions, expositions, and trade shows; and event portfolio management software solutions. The company, through its subsidiary, Cypress Re offers property and casualty reinsurance programs, including commercial auto liability, commercial physical damage, and workers' compensation. The company has operations in San Francisco, Newport Beach, and San Diego, California; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois. The company was founded in 1967 as International Ambassador Programs, Inc. and changed its name to Ambassadors International, Inc. in 1995. Ambassadors International is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.
AMERICAN MEDICAL ALERT CORP (AMAC)
American Medical Alert Corp. (AMAC) provides remote health monitoring devices and 24/7 communication services for senior, disabled, and chronically ill populations. Its products and services include personal emergency response systems, electronic medication reminder devices, disease management monitoring appliances, and 24/7 medical on-call and emergency response monitoring. The company's products and services are primarily marketed to the healthcare community, including home care, durable medical equipment, medical facility, hospice, pharmacy, managed care, and other healthcare oriented organizations. The company has strategic partnerships with AMTELCO, Health Hero Network, Inc., and Kshema Technologies. AMAC was incorporated in 1981 and is based in Oceanside, New York.
REGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES INC (RTIX)
Regeneration Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the processing and sterilization of human tissue into allograft implants for orthopedic, oral maxillofacial, urinary, and cardiovascular surgeries. It processes human musculoskeletal and other tissues, including bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, pericardial, and cardiovascular tissue in producing allograft implants. These tissues are used by surgeons to repair and promote the healing of various bone and other tissue defects, including spinal vertebrae repair, musculoskeletal reconstruction, fracture repair, repairs to the jaw and related tissues, and heart valve disorders. The company's processed Allografts include its patented MD Series Threaded Cortical Bone Dowels, Cornerstone Machined Allografts, Tangent Impacted Cortical Wedges, Opteform and Optefil allograft pastes, Osteofil/Regenafil injectable bone paste, and Precision Graft Cortical Rings. Regeneration Technologies provides its portfolio of products in a range of markets, including spinal, sports medicine, cardiovascular, and other general orthopedic applications. It distributes its products in the United States, Korea, and Europe. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Alachua, Florida.
ASIA SATELLITE TELECOMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS LIMITED (SAT)
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited (AST), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited, provides satellite transponder capacity in Asia. The company provides transponder capacity primarily to the television broadcasting, telecommunications (including private communication networks), and Internet and multimedia markets in various countries and regions, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, British West Indies, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Kuwait, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. As of May 31, 2005, AST operated three satellites: AsiaSat 2, AsiaSat 3S, and AsiaSat 4. The company also provides a digital broadcast platform on AsiaSat 2 that offers one stop shop services, including satellite capacity, signal turnaround facilities, and analog/digital conversion to broadcast customers from Europe and the Middle East for their services to Asia and Australia. Its services are used in various industries, including banking and finance, paging, petroleum exploration, print media, and transportation, as well as in public services, such as water supply, railway, meteorology, environmental protection for basic voice, fax, and data communications or for video conferencing delivery. AST was formed in 1988 and is based in Hong Kong.
HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES INC (HDSN)
Hudson Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various refrigerant services and solutions primarily to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry in the United States. It offers refrigerantside services, including system decontamination, and refrigerant recovery and reclamation, as well as diagnosis and evaluation of an operating refrigeration system. The company also provides performance optimization services, such as measuring, modifying, and improving the efficiency of energy systems, which comprise air conditioning and refrigeration systems. In addition, Hudson Technologies offers refrigerant management services, which primarily include reclamation of refrigerants, and testing and storage services to individual customer requirements; provides reusable cylinder repair and hydrostatic testing services; and sells various refrigerants. The company offers its products and services to the commercial, industrial, and governmental customers, as well as refrigerant wholesalers, distributors, contractors, and refrigeration equipment manufacturers. The company was founded by Kevin J. Zugibe, P.E. Hudson Technologies was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Pearl River, New York.
ELECTRO RENT CORPORATION (ELRC)
Electro Rent Corporation engages in the rental, leasing, and sale of electronic equipment. Its equipment portfolio includes general purpose test and measurement instruments, personal computers, and servers purchased from various manufacturers. The company provides its test and measurement equipment portfolio to companies in the aerospace, defense, electronics, and telecommunications industries for use in research and development activities, as well as in connection with government-generated projects. Electro Rent Corporation services its customers through sales offices, and calibration and service centers in the United States and Canada. As of May 31, 2005, the company had sales offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles; and service centers in Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington/Baltimore. Electro Rent Corporation was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Van Nuys, California.
DDi Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, engineering, and manufacture of printed circuit boards in North America. The company engineers and manufactures multilayer printed circuit board prototypes used in the design, testing, and launch phase of new electronic products. In addition, it offers quick-turn preproduction fabrication services. The company also provides various value-added services including assembly and transition services. DDi Corp. offers its services to various customers in the communications and networking; medical, test, and industrial instruments; and high-end computing, military, and aerospace equipment markets. It markets its development and manufacturing services through an internal sales force. DDi Corp. was organized in 1978 and is headquartered in Anaheim, California.
FISHER COMMUNICATIONS INC (FSCI)
Fisher Communications, Inc., an integrated media company, engages in the ownership and operation of television and radio stations in the United States. The company also owns and operates Fisher Plaza, which enables companies to distribute analog and digital media content through numerous distribution channels, including broadcast, satellite, cable, Internet, and broadband, as well as other wired and wireless communication systems. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned and operated 9 network-affiliated television stations and 27 radio stations, as well as owned 50% interest in a company that owns a tenth television station. Its television and radio stations are located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Fisher Communications was founded in 1910 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
PDI, Inc. provides outsourced sales and marketing services to the biopharmaceutical, and medical device and diagnostics industries. The company operates in three segments: Sales Services, Marketing Services, and PDI Products Group. The Sales Services segment focuses on product detailing and clinical education, which involves a representative meeting face-to-face with targeted physicians and other healthcare decision makers to provide a technical review of the product being promoted. The Marketing Services segment provides medical education and promotional communications to the biopharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics industries. It provides integrated advocacy development, accredited continuing medical education, promotions, and publication services. In addition, the Marketing Services segment offers pharmaceutical marketing research services, including studies to identify, profile, positioning, message, execution, implementation, and post implementation for a product. The PDI Products Group segment sources biopharmaceutical products in the United States through licensing, copromotion, acquisition, or integrated commercialization services arrangements. PDI, Inc. is headquartered in Saddle River, New Jersey.
ELECTRONIC CLEARING HOUSE INC (ECHO)
Electronic Clearing House, Inc. operates as an electronic payment processor, providing for the payment processing needs of merchants, banks, and collection agencies in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Bankcard and Transaction Processing Services and Check-Related Products. Bankcard and Transaction Processing Services segment offers debit and credit card payment processing, including Internet processing and batch file processing services. Check-Related Products segment provides check guarantee, check verification, electronic check conversion, check re-presentment, and check collection services. The company also offers other services, such as proprietary software and hardware in a comprehensive system for credit card authorization, capture and compilation of compensation data, and management of rental equipment information. It sells its services through various marketing channels, including independent sales organizations, internal sales force, and direct merchant referrals by existing merchants, as well as through a direct online sales channel, MerchantAmerica. The company has strategic relationship with First Regional Bank. Electronic Clearing House was incorporated in 1981 under the name Bio Recovery Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Electronic Clearing House, Inc. in 1986, pursuant to the acquisition of a credit card processing company, Electronic Financial Systems, Inc. The company is headquartered in Camarillo, California.
CPI Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of professional portrait photography of babies, children, adults, and family groups. The company owns and operates the Sears Portrait Studios under license agreements with Sears, Roebuck and Co., which provides its customers with various choices through its packages and plans. As of February 5, 2005, CPI operated 1,021 professional portrait studios throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company also operates two Web sites: searsphotos.com that serves as a vehicle for viewing and sharing portraits, as well as ordering additional portraits and portrait-related products; and searsportrait.com that serves as a marketing and information resource conveying details about its products and services available in its studios. CPI Corp. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
GENERAL EMPLOYMENT ENTERPRISES INC (JOB)
General Employment Enterprises, Inc. provides professional staffing services in the United States. The company offers placement and contract staffing services, specializing in the placement of information technology, engineering, and accounting professionals. Its placement services include placing candidates into regular, full-time jobs with client-employers; and contract services include placing its professional employees on temporary assignments, under contracts with client companies. As of September 30, 2005, General Employment Enterprises operated four branch offices in Illinois; three offices in California; two offices each in Arizona, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Ohio; and one office each in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.
4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT INC (KDE)
4Kids Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment and media company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Licensing, Advertising Media and Broadcast, and Television and Film Production/Distribution. The Licensing segment engages in licensing merchandising rights to children's television series, properties, and product concepts, including toys, videogames, trading cards, apparel, housewares, footwear, books, and other published materials. The Advertising Media and Broadcast segment, through an agreement with the Fox Broadcasting Company, leases Fox's Saturday morning programming block and provides programming content to be broadcast on 4Kids TV. It also provides print and broadcast media planning and buying services for clients, which are primarily in the children's toy and game business. The Television and Film Production/Distribution segment produces and acquires animated and live-action television programs, and theatrical motion pictures for distribution to the television, home video, and theatrical markets. It also adapts foreign programming for the U.S. market and produces original animated television programming for domestic and international broadcast. In addition, 4Kids Entertainment produces original music compositions for use with its television and film production activities, and distributes home videos associated with television programming produced by the company. 4Kids Entertainment was organized in 1970 and is based in New York City.
Landauer, Inc. provides analytical services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. It offers radiation monitoring services and other services incidental to radiation dose measurement. The company manufactures various types of radiation detection monitors, distributes and collects these monitors to and from clients, and analyses and reports radiation exposure findings. It provides optically stimulated luminescent badges that are worn for a period by its customers for measuring the dosages of x-ray, gamma radiation, and other penetrating ionizing radiations. The company's other radiation measurement-related services include providing administrative and informational tools to customers for the management of their radiation safety programs. It offers its radiation dosimetry services to hospitals, medical and dental offices, universities, national laboratories, and other industries in the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, China, the United Kingdom, Australia, and France. The company, formerly known as Tech/Ops Landauer, Inc., was founded in 1987 and changed its name to Landauer, Inc. in 1991. Landauer is based in Glenwood, Illinois.
PokerTek, Inc. engages in the development and marketing of PokerPro, an automated poker table and a suite of software applications. Its PokerPro system provides an automated poker-room environment to tribal casinos, commercial casinos, cruise ships, and card clubs. The company serves customers in approximately 30 sites in the United States, cruise ships, United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. PokerTek was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina.
MDC Partners, Inc. provides marketing communications services primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Jamaica, and Mexico. Its services include advertising, direct marketing, database and customer relationship management, sales promotion, corporate communications, market research, corporate identity, design and branding, interactive marketing, strategic entertainment, and other related services. The company was founded in 1980. It was formerly known as MDC Corporation and changed its name to MDC Communications Corporation in 1996. Further, the company changed its name to MDC Corporation, Inc. in 1999 and to MDC Partners, Inc. in 2004. MDC Partners is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
INSWEB CORPORATION (INSW)
InsWeb Corporation operates an online insurance marketplace that enables consumers to shop online and to obtain insurance company sponsored quotes for various insurance products. Insurance companies participating in its online insurance marketplace offer automobile, term life, homeowners, renters, condominium, home warranty, RV, and motorcycle insurance. In addition, the company has contractual relationships with third-party providers for critical illness and health insurance. InsWeb's marketplace enable consumers to analyze and compare insurance products; apply for and receive insurance company-sponsored quotes for actual coverage; and to purchase automobile and term life insurance coverage through its Insurance Agency. The company was co-founded by Hussein A. Enan and Darrell Ticehurst in 1995 and is headquartered in Gold River, California.
Optibase, Ltd. provides equipment for a range of professional video applications in the broadband Internet protocol television (IPTV), broadcast, government, enterprise, and postproduction markets. It manufactures three product lines: Video Technologies, IPTV, and Digital NonLinear Editing. Video Technologies products include platforms that can be inserted into a host computer for encoding video into compressed digital formats and decoding compressed digital formats into playable video, and consist of encoders, decoders, and digital video broadcast interface platforms. In addition, the company offers content creation software applications, video streaming applications, and media gateways. IPTV products include carrier grade streaming media gateway products and suite of management solutions for controlling and monitoring the media gateway products. Digital NonLinear Editing products include professional video editing systems used to create video programming for broadcast, educational, and corporate uses. Optibase markets its products in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific directly and through independent distributors, system integrators, and resellers. The company was founded in 1990 under the name of Optibase Advanced Systems (1990), Ltd and changed its name to Opitbase, Ltd. in 1993. Optibase is headquartered in Herzliya Pituach, Israel.
COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC (CTT)
Competitive Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiary provide patent and technology transfer, licensing, and commercialization services worldwide. It commercializes life, electronic, physical, and nano science technologies invented by various individuals, corporations, and universities. Life sciences include medical testing, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, medical devices, and other medical or biological applications. Physical sciences include chemical, display, and environmental applications. Electronics include communications, semiconductors, Internet related, e-commerce, and consumer electronics applications. Nanotechnologies deal with the manipulation of microscopic particles into useful arrangements, and smart or novel materials. The company was established in 1968 and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.
ANALYTICAL SURVEYS INC (ANLT)
Analytical Surveys, Inc. provides data conversion, spatial data management, and technical services for the geographic information systems (GIS) market in the United States. It produces precision computerized maps and information files used in GIS. The company transfers or updates raw information from various sources, such as maps, blueprints, construction drawings, databases, aerial photography, field inventory of asset attributes, and satellite imagery into a digital and visual representation. GIS are used by state and local governments and utility companies to manage information relating to utilities, natural resources, streets, and land use and property taxation. Analytical Surveys was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
NOBEL LEARNING COMMUNITIES INC (NLCI)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides education and school management services for the pre-elementary through 12th grade market. It offers its programs through a network of general education preschools, elementary, and middle schools; programs for learning challenged students; and special purpose high schools. The company also provides summer camps, and before and after school programs. In addition, it offers limited management services to three charter schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As of November 14, 2005, the company operated 150 schools in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. The company was founded in 1974. It was formerly known as Nobel Education Dynamics, Inc. and changed its name to Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. in 1998. Nobel Learning Communities is based in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
VANGUARD INDUSTRIALS VIPERS (VIS)
The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of industrial stocks. The fund employs an indexing approach to track the performance of the MSCI U.S. Investable Market Industrials Index. The fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index.
SCIENTIFIC LEARNING CORPORATION (SCIL)
Scientific Learning Corporation provides neuroscience-based software products that develop underlying cognitive skills required for reading and learning. Its products include Fast ForWord Language software for developing oral language comprehension and listening skills; Fast ForWord Middle and High School software for adolescents and teenagers who lack reading proficiency; Fast ForWord Language to Reading software that helps students make the link between spoken language and written language; and Fast ForWord to Reading, a series of products that build reading skills, such as phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. The company also sells Fast ForWord Language Basics product targeted to young children, four to seven years of age, and uses fun activities to develop visual attention, sound sequencing skills, and auditory discrimination skills; Reading Edge, a reading assessment instrument for students from kindergarten to second grade; and Fast ForWord Bookshelf, an early reading kit that includes five colorful storybooks and a multimedia CD-ROM. Its services include product training, technical installation, implementation management, consulting, and professional development services. The company also offers Fast ForWord Getting Started, a self-paced Web-based course that provides training on the science behind and the use of its products. It sells the products to K-12 school districts throughout the United States, using a direct sales force, as well as to clinical professionals, learning centers, hospitals, and clinics. The company also sells its products through school consortiums, regional service centers, and resellers. Scientific Learning was founded by Michael M. Merzenich, William M. Jenkins, Steven L. Miller, and Paula A. Tallal. The company was incorporated in 1995 under the name Scientific Learning Principles Corporation and changed its name to Scientific Learning Corporation in 1997. The company is headquartered in Oakland, California.
HUNGARIAN TELEPHONE & CABLE CORP (HTC)
Hungarian Telephone and Cable Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides various telecommunication services in the Republic of Hungary. The company provides local wireline telephone services and long distance services. It also offers broadband and dial-up Internet services. As of December 31, 2004, the company served 279,600 residences and 38,500 businesses in Bekes, Nograd, and Papa/Sarvar in Hungary. In addition, it offers fixed line voice, data, and Internet services to businesses. The company served approximately 1,200 customers principally in Hungary, as well as in central and eastern Europe, as of the above date. The company was formed in 1992 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
RCM TECHNOLOGIES INC (RCMT)
RCM Technologies, Inc. provides information technology (IT) business solutions and professional engineering services in North America. It operates in three segments: IT, Professional Engineering, and Commercial Services. The IT segment offers e-business, and enterprise management and application integration services. It provides Web strategies, Web enablement of client applications, e-commerce and Intranet solutions, and corporate portals; data architecture design, data warehousing, and knowledge, customer relationship, and supply chain management solutions; and software products applications, implementation, and infrastructure support. The Professional Engineering segment provides personnel to perform project engineering, computer aided design, and other managed task technical services. Its representative services include utilities process and control, system engineering design and analysis, mechanical and electrical engineering design, procurement engineering, civil structural engineering design, computer aided design, and code compliance. The Commercial Services segment provides long and short-term staffing, and executive search and placement for the healthcare industry. It also provides in-patient, outpatient, subacute and acute care, multilingual speech pathology, rehabilitation, and geriatric, pediatric, and adult day care services to hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, sports medicine facilities, and private practices. In addition, The Commercial Services segment provides contract and temporary services, as well as permanent placement services, for personnel in various areas, including office, clerical, data entry, secretarial, light industrial, shipping and receiving, and general warehouse. The company provides its services to clients in the banking and finance, healthcare, insurance, aerospace, telecommunications, utility, manufacturing, and distribution sectors. RCM was organized in 1971 and is headquartered in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
Thomas Group, Inc. provides operations and process improvement services in the United States. It develops and employs methodologies to transform the processes, procedures, and people within its clients' organizations to enable their operations. The company's process value management methodology enables an enterprise to determine strategic business processes, assess their linkages and efficiencies, and prescribe short and long term enhancement programs. It serves aerospace, distribution, mechanical engineering, electronics, automotive, medical equipment supplies, specialty retail, semiconductor, healthcare, government, banking, financial services, insurance, manufacturing/industrial, telecommunications, transportation, utilities, consumer products, and chemical industries. Thomas Group was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT INC (EEI)
Ecology and Environment, Inc. provides various environmental consulting services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Consulting Services, Analytical Laboratory Services, and Aquaculture. The Consulting Services segment provides environmental services encompassing audits and impact assessments, surveys, air and water quality management, environmental engineering, environmental infrastructure planning, and industrial hygiene and occupational health studies. The Analytical Laboratory Services segment provides analytical testing services to industrial and governmental clients for the analysis of waste, soil, and sediment samples. The Aquaculture segment produces tilapia fish for various markets worldwide. The company offers its services to federal, state, and local governments; domestic private clients; and private and governmental international clients. Ecology and Environment was founded in 1970 by Gerhard J. Neumaier, Frank B. Silvestro, Gerald A. Strobel, and Ronald L. Frank. The company is headquartered in Lancaster, New York.
TeamStaff, Inc. provides medical, nursing, and administrative staffing and payroll administration services in the United States. It operates through three divisions: TeamStaff Rx, RS Staffing Services, and DSI Payroll Services. The TeamStaff Rx division provides MRI technicians, mammographers, dosimetrists, ultrasound staff, and physicists, as well as provides travel nursing, per diem nursing, temporary-to-permanent nursing, and permanent nursing placement services. The RS Staffing Services division provides medical and office administration/technical professionals through nationwide schedule contracts with the general services administration, and veterans' affairs. The DSI Payroll Services division provides customized payroll management and tax services, primarily to the construction industry. As of September 30, 2005, its customer base comprised approximately 1,100 payroll and medical staffing clients in Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia. TeamStaff was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey.
MAC-GRAY CORPORATION (TUC)
Mac-Gray Corporation operates as a laundry facilities management contractor primarily in North America. It operates through, Laundry and Reprographics, and MicroFridge segments. The Laundry and Reprographics segment vended (card or coin-operated) laundry facilities management services in multiunit housing facilities, such as apartment buildings, colleges and universities, and public housing complexes in the United States. It sells commercial laundry equipment to public laundromats and to the multiunit housing industry. This segment also sells commercial laundry equipment directly to institutional purchasers, including hospitals, restaurants, and hotels, for use in their own onpremises laundry facilities. In addition, it offers a leasing program for commercial laundry customers. Further, this segment provides card/coin-operated reprographics equipment and services for the libraries of colleges, universities, graduate schools, and public libraries in North America. The MicroFridge segment supplies combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave ovens to multihousing facilities, such as military bases, hotels, motels, colleges and universities, and assisted living facilities. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated approximately 45,000 multiunit housing laundry rooms located in 40 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
ROCK OF AGES CORPORATION (ROAC)
Rock of Ages Corporation operates as an integrated quarrier, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of granite memorials primarily in North America. It operates in three segments: Quarrying, Manufacturing, and Retailing. The Quarrying segment extracts rough dimension granite blocks from the ground and sells those blocks or sawn slabs to the Manufacturing segment and to outside manufacturers, as well as to customers in Europe and Asia. It owns and operates 11 quarry properties in North America, principally in Vermont and the Province of Quebec. The Manufacturing segment principally offers granite memorials used primarily in cemeteries. It also provides specialized granite products for industrial applications. The Retailing segment sells granite, bronze, and marble memorials in the United States. It also sells other manufacturers' products. Rock of Ages markets and distributes its memorials on a retail basis through company-owned retail sales outlets, as well as through independent authorized Rock of Ages retailers in the United States and Canada. As of December 31, 2004, it owned and operated 89 memorial retail outlets in 18 states. Rock of Ages was founded in 1885 and is based in Graniteville, Vermont.
MERRILL MERCHANTS BANCSHARES INC (MERB)
Merrill Merchants Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Merrill Merchants Bank, which provides commercial and retail banking services primarily in Greater Bangor, Maine. The bank accepts checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and retirement savings plans. It also offers commercial loans, including loans for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of equipment and machinery; residential mortgage loans, such as conventional mortgages and residential lot loans, as well as residential acquisition, development, and construction loans; construction loans to individuals for the construction of one- to four-family residences and to businesses for owner-occupancy; home equity loans that are secured by second mortgage on the principal residential property; and consumer loans, including home improvement loans, automobile loans, boat and recreational vehicle loans, credit cards, and overdraft protection accounts. In addition, the bank provides Internet banking, automated telephone banking, check imaging, and trust and investment services. It offers its products and services to small and medium sized businesses, and individuals. The bank invests in collateralized mortgage obligations, U.S. government agencies and corporations, mortgage-backed securities, U.S. government and agency money market funds, certificates of deposit, state and local government debt securities, and equity securities. As of December 31, 2004, the bank had 10 branch offices and 17 ATM locations in Bangor, Brewer, Holden, Milford, Newport, Orono, Orrington, Pittsfield, and Waterville, Maine. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Bangor, Maine.
SRI/SURGICAL EXPRESS INC (STRC)
SRI/Surgical Express, Inc. provides central processing and supply chain management services to hospitals and surgery centers in the United States. It offers outsourced surgical instrument supply and processing services, reusable surgical products, disposable surgical products, and a case cart management system. The company collects, sorts, cleans, inspects, packages, sterilizes, and delivers its reusable products at its 10 regional facilities. Its reusable products include surgical instruments; linens, such as gowns, towels, and drapes; and basins, such as stainless steel cups, carafes, trays, and basins. The company provides disposable accessory packs containing single-use disposable products, such as gauze, needles, syringes, and tubing. In addition, its instrument-processing program, AccuSet, offers general, laparoscopic, orthopedic, and labor and delivery instrument processing services. Further, the company's physician-specific ReadyCase case cart management system combines reusable products, disposable packs, surgical instruments, and physician preference items. SRI/Surgical Express operates in 19 states. It sells its products and services through its direct sales force. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
WILLIS LEASE FINANCE CORPORATION (WLFC)
Willis Lease Finance Corporation engages in the acquisition and leasing of commercial aircraft engines, aircraft, and portable parts and related aircraft equipment worldwide. The company provides its services to passenger airlines, air cargo carriers, and maintenance and repair organizations. As of December 31, 2004, Willis had a total lease portfolio, which includes 115 engines and related equipment, 5 aircraft, 3 spare parts packages and other engine-related equipment in 26 countries. The company also purchases and resells used and refurbished commercial aircraft engines. Willis Lease Finance was founded by Charles F. Willis and was incorporated in 1985. The company is headquartered in Sausalito, California.
FOOD TECHNOLOGY SERVICE INC (VIFL)
Food Technology Service, Inc. (FTSI) engages in the ownership and operation of irradiation facility located in Mulberry, Florida. Its irradiation facility uses Gamma radiation produced by Cobalt 60 to treat or process various foods for insect disinfestations, shelf life extension, and control of certain disease-causing microorganisms in fruits, vegetables, and meat products; and for the sterilization of medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, and packaging materials. It provides contract sterilization service to the medical device, food, and pharmaceutical industries. FTSI also processes packaging, spices, and ingredients. The company was organized in 1985 and is headquartered in Mulberry, Florida. Food Technology Service, Inc. is 53% owned by MDS Nordion, a company based in Canada.
BIRNER DENTAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC (BDMS)
Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. engages in the acquisition, development, and management of dental practice networks in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. It provides general dentistry services, including crowns and bridges; fillings, including gold, porcelain, and composite inlays/onlays; and aesthetic procedures, such as porcelain veneers and bleaching. The company's hygienists provide cleanings and periodontal services, including root planning and scaling, as well as specialty dental services, such as orthodontics, oral surgery pediatrics, endodontics, and periodontics. As of May 11, 2005, the company managed 56 dental offices. The company offer solutions to dentists, patients, and third-party payors by enabling its affiliated dentists to provide dental care. Birner Dental Management Services was formed in 1995 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
NATIONAL TECHNICAL SYSTEMS INC (NTSC)
National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) operates as a services company that supplies technical services and solutions to various industries, including aerospace, defense, transportation, electronics, power, computers, and telecommunications. NTS, utilizing its various testing facilities, staffing solutions, and certification services, enables its customers sell their products in world markets. The company operates in two segments, Engineering and Evaluation, and Technical Solutions. The Engineering and Evaluation segment provides trained technical personnel for product certification, product safety testing, and product evaluation. In addition, this segment performs management registration and certification services to International Organization for Standardization-related standards. The Technical Solutions segment provides technical experts for engineering and information technology services. This segment also supports its clients in sourcing and identifying candidates for direct hire. The company serves its customers through its facilities located in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, and Vietnam. NTS was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California.
COMMONWEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGIES INC (CBTE)
Commonwealth Biotechnologies, Inc. engages in the research and development of contract biotechnology research services to government, industry, and academia. It offers a range of services relating to design, synthesis, purification, and analysis of peptides, proteins, and oligonucleotides, as well as creates assay and detection methods. The company's services include DNA analyses, genomics, proteomics, biochemical analyses, mass spectral analysis, microbiological services, pathogen testing, food microbiology, peptide services, protein sequencing, and drug discovery. In addition, Commonwealth Biotechnologies provides genetic identity testing, including paternity, forensic, and combined DNA index system analyses. Its customers primarily include pharmaceutical industry researchers and government sponsors of research, including agencies of the Department of Defense in the United States. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.
SPAR Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide merchandising and other marketing services in the United States and internationally. It offers merchandising services, in-store product demonstrations, product sampling, database marketing, technology services, teleservices, and marketing research to manufacturers and retailers in the United States. The company also provides specific in-store services, including sampling, new store openings, new product launches, special seasonal or promotional merchandising, focused product support, and product recalls, as well as thematic events, community programs, and fulfillment distribution. SPAR Group, through its joint ventures operates in Turkey, Japan, India, South Africa, and China. Its customers primarily include home entertainment, general merchandise, health and beauty care, consumer goods, and food products companies. The company is headquartered in Tarrytown, New York.
INNOTRAC CORPORATION (INOC)
Innotrac Corporation provides order processing, order fulfillment, and call center services to large corporations that outsource these functions. The company offers a range of fulfillment services, such as warehouse management technology, automated shipping solutions, inventory tracking and order status, purchasing and inventory management, channel development, zone skipping for shipment cost reduction, product sourcing and procurement, packaging solutions, back-order management, and returns management. It also provides various customer support services that comprise inbound call center services, technical support and order status, returns and refunds processing, call centers integrated into fulfillment platform, cross-sell/up-sell services, collaborative chat, and e-mail response. As of March 31, 2005, Innotrac operated eight fulfillment centers and two call centers in six cities in the continental United States. It primarily offers services to the telecommunications industry; retail, catalog, and direct marketing companies; and business-to-business clients. Innotrac was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
VSE Corporation provides engineering, design, logistics, management, and technical services to the United States government, other government prime contractors, and commercial entities. It operates through six divisions: BAV, Coast Guard (VCG), Communications and Engineering (CED), Fleet Maintenance (FMD), Management Sciences (MSD), and Systems Engineering (SED). The BAV division provides logistics, training, and technical assistance in support of the navy's ship transfer program. The VCG division provides services to the United States Coast Guard that are similar to the work performed by BAV for the navy. The CED division provides management oversight and co-ordinates support efforts for various government work orders on an army contract. The FMD division offers various services, including ship installation, combat systems inspections, ship repair and overhaul availability planning, harpoon weapons management, ordnance alteration, and air combat logistics. The MSD division provides training services for product, process, and management optimization. The SED division offers equipment refurbishment services, military vehicle protection systems, engineering and technical support for ground weapons, logistics and training services, material procurement support, and prototype development support for combat vehicles. VSE Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
NATIONAL SECURITY GROUP INC (NSEC)
The National Security Group, Inc. operates as the insurance holding company that provides property and casualty, and life insurance services in the United States. Its primary subsidiaries comprise National Security Insurance Company, National Security Fire and Casualty Company, and Omega One Insurance Company. The company writes primarily dwelling fire and windstorm, homeowners, mobile homeowners, ocean marine, nonstandard automobile physical damage and liability, and nonstandard commercial auto liability insurance products. Its principal life insurance products include ordinary life, accident and health, supplemental hospital, and cancer products. The company writes insurance in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and operates on a surplus lines basis in the states of Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas. The National Security Group was organized in 1947 and is based in Elba, Alabama.
MERRILL LYNCH DEPOSITOR INC (PZB)
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MER TELEMANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS LTD (MTSL)
Mer Telemanagement Solutions, Ltd. engages in the design, development, marketing, and support of a line of telecommunication management, expense management, and customer care and billing solutions. Its products include call accounting and management products, fault management systems, and Web-based management solutions for converged voice, voice over Internet protocol (IP), IP data and video, and customer care and billing solutions. The company markets its products worldwide through distributors, business telephone switching systems manufacturers, and vendors, as well as its direct sales force. MER Telemanagement Solutions was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Raanana, Israel.