September 01, 2013

Brian P. Meath: Small Town, Big Company

Richard L. Hermann
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From Practicing Law in Small-Town America, Chapters 19 Through 21

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Brian P. Meath: Small Town, Big Company

It is counterintuitive to find a major corporation headquartered in a small community distant from its principal markets, but that is exactly what Constellation Brands represents. What began as a small, family-owned wine company at the end of World War II is now a Fortune 1,000 corporation, part of the S&P 500 stock index, with 30 facilities and more than 4,300 employees, doing a worldwide business as the world’s number-one premium wine company.

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