Using 2003 revenues, the Grant Thornton Accounting Firm ranked the state's 100 private companies for BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA. General Parts, Inc., of Raleigh, a distributor of replacement parts for vehicles, retained its No. 1 ranking from 2003. Manufacturers hold twenty-seven positions on the 2004 list, and these companies contribute 31 percent of the revenue. Two textile companies and a furniture manufacturer hold three of the list's top seven positions.