Five Famous Companies Headquartered in St. Louis
We're all familiar with the famous phrase "Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Missouri," but you might be surprised to learn about some other nationally-known companies headquartered in St. Louis.
Purina was founded in 1894 by William H. Danforth, the grandfather of former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, former Senator and former Missouri Attorney General John Danforth. Purina employs about 6,500 people in the United States. The company has frequently been cited as one of the "best places to work" in St. Louis.
2. World Events Productions
Ask anyone who was a little boy growing up in the 80s what their favorite cartoons were, and there's a good chance that 'Voltron' will come be mentioned. The company that brought 'Voltron' to the U.S. is World Events Productions, based in St. Louis. 'Voltron' was such a huge success for the company that the giant robot's silhouette is still a part of its logo, today. In addition to 'Voltron,' World Events Productions also released 'Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs' and 'Denver the Last Dinosaur.'
Rawlings is not only a business with its headquarters in St. Louis, but it's a very old business with its headquarters in St. Louis. Rawlings has been in business since 1887! Rawlings.com states that the sporting goods company's mission is, and has always "centered on enabling participation by developing and producing innovative, high-performance equipment and protective apparel for the professional, amateur and entry-level player."
A few weeks ago the Energizer Bunny celebrated his 25th birthday. The global headquarters for the company that gave us the bunny is in St. Louis. According to the Energizer website, "Energizer Holdings has operations in 50 countries and distribution in more than 160 countries." Back to the bunny for a second. Since his commercial debut, the Energizer Bunny has shared the stage with characters such as Darth Vader, King Kong and the Wicked Witch.
5. Edward Jones
Edward Jones opened his company in downtown St. Louis back in 1922. The company celebrated its 10,000th branch opening in 2008. Today, Edward Jones provides services for nearly 7 million investors.
A few other famous companies with corporate offices in St. Louis include: Hardee's, Express Scripts, Monsanto, Build-a-Bear Workshop, and, of course, Anheuser-Busch.