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Metro Atlanta's Fortune 1000 Companies

Previously, we offered detailed profiles of the Fortune 500 companies headquartered in metropolitan Atlanta. Following are encapsulated profiles of the remaining Fortune 1000 companies that call Atlanta home.

Asbury Automotive Group

Industry:Automotive Retailing, Services
Fortune Rank:537
2011 Revenue:$4.3 billion

Asbury is one of the largest automobile retailers in the U.S., and currently operates 81 retail auto stores, encompassing 106 franchises for the sale and servicing of 37 different brands of American, European and Asian automobiles. The company offers customers an extensive range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicle sales and related financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance and repair services, replacement parts and service contracts.

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Graphic Packaging

Industry:Packaging, Containers
Fortune Rank:556
2011 Revenue:$4.2 billion

Graphic Packaging is a leading provider of paperboard packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. The company is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and holds a leading market position in coated-recycled boxboard and specialty bag packaging.

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Georgia Gulf

Fortune Rank:661
2011 Revenue:$3.2 billion

Georgia Gulf is a leading North American manufacturer and international marketer of two integrated chemical product lines, chlorovinyls and aromatics. The company's primary chlorovinyls products are chlorine, caustic soda, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl resins and vinyl compounds, and their aromatics products are cumene, phenol and acetone.

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Exide Technologies

Industry:Motor Vehicles and Parts
Fortune Rank:709
2011 Revenue:$2.9 billion

Exide Technologies is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The company's four global business groups provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications.

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AGL Resources

Industry:Utilities: Gas and Electric
Fortune Rank:825
2011 Revenue:$2.3 billion

AGL Resources is an energy services holding company whose principal business is the distribution of natural gas to more than 2.2 million customers in six states. The company is also engaged in retail natural gas marketing; natural gas asset management and related logistics activities; natural gas storage arbitrage and related activities; and the development and operation of high-deliverability natural gas storage assets.

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Fortune Rank:892
2011 Revenue:$2.1 billion

Carter's, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in the United States of apparel exclusively for babies and young children. Carter's markets its Carter's and OshKosh B'Gosh brands through more than 4,000 department and national chain stores and 351 Company-operated stores. The OshKosh B'Gosh brand is also sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. Carter's Child of Mine and Just One Year brands are available at Wal-Mart and Target, respectively. OshKosh B'Gosh's Genuine Kid's brand is sold at Target.

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Industry:Retailers, General Merchandisers
Fortune Rank:916
2011 Revenue:$2.0 billion

Aaron's is the leader in lease ownership and specialty retailing of office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and electronics with more than 1,700 company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. There are two operating divisions of Aaron's: sales and lease ownership and manufacturing.

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Industry:Financial Data Services
Fortune Rank:937
2011 Revenue:$1.9 billion

Equifax is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. The company is one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the U.S. Equifax also offers fraud, portfolio management, compliance, bankruptcy, debt recovery, data breach, direct marketing and other services.

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Global Payments

Industry:Financial Data Services
Fortune Rank:957
2011 Revenue:$1.9 billion

Global Payments processes billions of business and consumer transactions annually through their electronic information network. Organizations and consumers using Global Payments' electronic transaction processing services include: consumers, merchants, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies, utilities, healthcare providers and multi-national corporations.

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Gentiva Health Services

Industry:Health Care: Medical Facilities
Fortune Rank:972
2011 Revenue:$1.8 billion

Gentiva Health Services is the one of the nation's largest providers of home health and hospice services. The company is a single source for skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services.

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Industry:Oil and Gas Equipment, Services
Fortune Rank:978
2011 Revenue:$1.8 billion

RPC provides oilfield services and equipment to independent and major oilfield companies in exploration, production and development of oil and gas properties, domestically and in selected international markets. The company offers a wide range of oil and gas services required throughout the life cycle of a well.

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Acuity Brands

Industry:Electronics, Electrical Equipment
Fortune Rank:985
2011 Revenue:$1.8 billion

Acuity Brands designs, produces, and distributes a broad array of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures and related products and services for commercial and institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications for various markets throughout North America and select international markets. The company is one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures for new construction, renovation, and facility maintenance applications.

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Industry:Wholesalers: Diversified
Fortune Rank:1000
2011 Revenue:$1.8 billion

BlueLinx is a leading distributor of building products in the United States. The company distributes products in two principal categories: structural products, which include plywood, oriented strand board, rebar and remesh, lumber and other wood products; and specialty products, which include roofing, insulation, specialty panels, moulding, engineered wood products, vinyl products, composite decking, and metal products.

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