Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Business North Carolina Vol. 30 Issue 6, June 2010
Currently viewing results 1 - 3
Although there are ten beer makers in and around Asheville, the Highland Brewing Company is the state's oldest craft brewer dedicated solely to beer production and the largest based on total volume. Highland produces 775,000 gallons of beer a year. Oscar P. Wong and John McDermott began the company, and McDermott left in 1997 over a disagreement in strategic direction.
Roxanne Quimby and Burt Shavitz started Burt's Bees Maine, transforming a roadside honey stand into a multimillion dollar business. In 1994, the company moved to Creedmoor. The founders have since gone their separate ways, and the Clorox Company purchased the business three years ago for $925 million. The company expects to gross $250 million in 2010.
North Carolina's banks, thrifts, and credit unions are ranked by their 2009 revenues. Bank of America, BB&T, and First Citizens BancShares, and State Employees held the top four positions respectively.