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Industry champions
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Nestlé Consumer Food Products
BMW Motor Vehicles
McDonald's Food Services
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Most admired for people management
Company Industry rank
Medco Health Solutions 1
BMW 1
Walt Disney 1
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Most admired for innovation
Company Industry rank
Apple 1
Nike 1
Medco Health Solutions 1
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America's Most Admired Companies 

States
Most Admired*
Whole Foods Market Austin 4
Temple-Inland Austin 3
Texas Instruments Dallas 1
Southwest Airlines Dallas 1
Centex Dallas 2
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Fort Worth 1
AMR Fort Worth 5
D.R. Horton Fort Worth 4
Apache Houston 4
Cameron International Houston 4
Schlumberger** Houston 2
Sysco Houston 2
Enbridge Energy Partners Houston 4
Plains All American Pipeline Houston 3
FMC Technologies Houston 1
Continental Airlines Houston 2
Knight Houston 1
Marathon Oil Houston 6
National Oilwell Varco Houston 5
ConocoPhillips Houston 4
Enterprise GP Holdings Houston 2
Smith International Houston 3
El Paso Houston 5
Fluor Irving 3
Exxon Mobil Irving 1
Kimberly-Clark Irving 5
Pilgrim's Pride Pittsburg 3
Perot Systems Plano 5
J.C. Penney Plano 3
Electronic Data Systems Plano 3
Valero Energy San Antonio 5
AT&T San Antonio 1
Contenders
Dean Foods Dallas 10
Belo Dallas 8
Crosstex Energy Dallas 9
Alliance Data Systems Dallas 8
Affiliated Computer Services Dallas 8
Tenet Healthcare Dallas 10
Comerica Dallas 8
Energy Transfer Equity Dallas 8
7-Eleven Dallas 10
Brinker International Dallas 6
XTO Energy Fort Worth 6
Group 1 Automotive Houston 8
Halliburton Houston 8
Lyondell Chemical Houston 12
Frontier Oil Houston 12
Pride International Houston 9
BJ Services Houston 7
Stewart Information Services Houston 7
Baker Hughes Houston 6
TEPPCO Partners Houston 6
US Oncology Holdings Houston 7
Commercial Metals Irving 7
Rush Enterprises New Braunfels 10
Dell Round Rock 8
Tesoro San Antonio 11
Clear Channel Communications San Antonio 9
Patterson-UTI Energy Snyder 10
Sabre Holdings Southlake 8
Anadarko Petroleum The Woodlands 7
From the March 17, 2008 issue
* To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey.
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Friendswood 31,500
Grapevine 49,400
Hewitt 12,600
Keller 35,900
Mansfield 36,800
Schertz 22,600
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