In business since 1934, Meijer is widely acknowledged as the pioneer of the American superstore – it opened the first “hypermarket” in 1962, 26 years before Walmart. Today, Meijer owns and operates more than 200 supercenters and 177 gas/convenience stations throughout the Midwest. It is one of the nation’s largest privately held companies, with annual sales topping $15 billion.
The Viking Corporation has led the world in the design and manufacture of fire protection products for more than 80 years. Today, Viking systems protect many of the world’s most invaluable properties, from the White House in Washington, D.C. to the Grand Theatre in Shanghai to the Palace Hotel in Madrid.