Headquarters: Alpharetta, Ga.

Second-quarter 2007 financials: Net income of $1 million on sales of $171.8 million.

Locations: Employs approximately 3,600 people worldwide, with operations in the United States, France, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines and Canada, and with a joint venture under construction in China. Other U.S. plants in Ancram, N.Y., and Spotswood, N.J.

History: Company roots date to 1945. It became an independent public company in 1995, with the spin-off of Kimberly-Clark Corp.'s tobacco-related facilities, including four mills in Berkshire County.