States
To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey. The rest are listed as contenders.
Most Admired
Company City Industry rank
Temple-Inland Austin 3
AT&T Dallas 1
Brinker International Dallas 5
Centex Dallas 3
Southwest Airlines Dallas 3
Texas Instruments Dallas 2
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Fort Worth 3
ConocoPhillips Houston 5
Continental Airlines Houston 1
Enbridge Energy Partners Houston 5
Enterprise GP Holdings Houston 6
Knight Houston 3
Plains All American Pipeline Houston 4
Spectra Energy Houston 1
Sysco Houston 1
Exxon Mobil Irving 1
Fluor Irving 3
Kimberly-Clark Irving 5
J.C. Penney Plano 4
Dell Round Rock 6
Anadarko Petroleum The Woodlands 7
US Oncology Holdings The Woodlands 3
Contenders
Company City Industry rank
Affiliated Computer Services Dallas 8
Alliance Data Systems Dallas 9
Crosstex Energy Dallas 11
Dean Foods Dallas 11
Energy Transfer Equity Dallas 9
Tenet Healthcare Dallas 10
AMR Fort Worth 10
D.R. Horton Fort Worth 6
El Paso Houston 7
Group 1 Automotive Houston 6
Reliant Energy Houston 11
Targa Resources Houston 10
Rush Enterprises New Braunfels 7
Pilgrim's Pride Pittsburg 7
Perot Systems Plano 6
Clear Channel Communications San Antonio 9
Valero Energy San Antonio 11
From the March 16, 2009 issue
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