The State of Georgia has three major companies that call the Peach State their headquarters … Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 and is located in Atlanta … Delta Airlines was stated in 1924 as a crop dusting company and today has 5,400 flights daily serving 54 countries … Home Depot was formed in 1979 and today has 2,200 stores in three countries with over $90-billion in yearly sales!
When you think of California you think of Hollywood, film making, Silicon Valley and cows. Say What?? Yes it’s true, California produces more milk than any other state in the USA … 35% more than Wisconsin who is in second place.
Michigan is known for automobiles but the Wolverine State is also home to the Kellogg Corporation who makes Rice Krispies, Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Pop Tarts, Pringles, Eggos, Kashi, Cheeze-it and many other top brands, Founded in 1906 and headquartered in Battle Creek, the company sells in 180 countries worldwide. The Gerber Products Company also calls Michigan home. Formed in 1927and located in Fremont, Michigan, Gerber makes 61% of all baby food sold in America.
Did you know that the Dupont Corporation started in Delaware in 1802 manufacturing gunpowder? They also produce Teflon, nylon and dynamite! Today the company has merged with Dow Chemical and they are the biggest chemical company in the world.
Burger King started in Jacksonville, FL back in 1954 and today has over 16,000 worldwide locations.
The leading manufacturer of submarines is General Dynamics who are headquartered in Connecticut. The company made their first sub (USS Holland) in 1899. Today the company just closed a $5-billion deal with the US Navy!
When you think of Alabama you think of college football and cotton fields but did you know that the state is home to auto assembly plants for Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Mercedez-Benz? Alabama exports over $8-billion worth of automobiles per year!
WalMart is the world’s largest company with sales over $485-billion per year. The company is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas and was started in 1962 by Sam Walton. At last count WalMart had 11,703 stores worldwide. WalMart operates as “Asda” in the United Kingdom, “Seiyu” in Japan and “Best Price” in India.
When you think of manufacturing in Hawaii you naturally think of pineapples, papayas, sugar and exotic flowers. However one of the state’s most profitable exports are honeybees. Hawaii exports Queen Bees across the world!
Iowa is known for farming with corn and soybeans being the biggest products. However the state leads the country in pork farming with over 21-million pigs and hogs in the state!
Maine is known for lobsters, blueberries, maple syrup and fishing. The state is also home to the L.L. Bean Company that was founded in 1912 and today does over $1.6-billion per year in sales!