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Forbes Ranks Louisville Companies Among America's Best
Published Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Humana Inc., The Genlyte Group Inc. and Steel Technologies Inc. have been chosen among Forbes magazine's Platinum 400, also known as America's Best Big Companies.

Steel Technologies ranked No. 44, Genlyte ranked No. 70 and Humana came in at No. 84.

Forbes required companies on the list to have revenue of at least $1 billion, a cutoff which yielded more than 1,000 U.S. corporations and foreign companies that have substantial operations in the United States.

The companies also were required to have stock prices above $5 per share and must have been public for more than two years.

Forbes ranked the candidates in 26 industry groups on financial performance against industry peers over the latest five years and most recent 12 months, including sales and earnings growth, stock market returns and debt to total capital.

Louisville-based The Genlyte Group (NASDAQ: GLYT - News) owns Genlyte Thomas Group LLC, a manufacturer of lighting fixtures, controls and related products.

Louisville-based Humana (NYSE: HUM - News) is one of the nation's largest health benefits companies, with about 7 million medical members.

Louisville-based Steel Technologies (NASDAQ: STTX - News) processes flat-rolled steel to specific thickness, width, finish and other requirements. Its products are used in the automotive, appliance, lawn and garden, office furniture, agriculture, railcar, construction, hardware, and consumer goods industries. The company has 20 facilities, including joint-venture operations, located throughout the United States and Mexico.

For more information on the Platinum 400, visit

Published January 3, 2006 by Business First

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