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1 FedEx 68 35,214.0 Memphis
2 HCA 89 26,858.0 Nashville
3 International Paper 114 22,284.0 Memphis
4 Unum Group 251 10,567.1 Chattanooga
5 Dollar General 274 9,495.2 Goodlettsville
6 Community Health Systems 330 7,545.2 Franklin
7 Eastman Chemical 337 7,372.0 Kingsport
8 AutoZone 394 6,169.8 Memphis
9 ServiceMaster 609 3,431.2 Memphis
10 First Horizon National Corp. 650 3,165.9 Memphis
11 Tractor Supply 728 2,703.2 Brentwood
12 Mueller Industries 729 2,697.8 Memphis
13 LifePoint Hospitals 730 2,689.0 Brentwood
14 Vanguard Health Systems 734 2,672.4 Nashville
15 Regal Entertainment Group 738 2,661.2 Knoxville
16 CBRL Group 772 2,506.1 Lebanon
17 Thomas & Betts 844 2,168.9 Memphis
18 King Pharmaceuticals 857 2,136.5 Bristol
19 Iasis Healthcare 927 1,850.0 Franklin
20 Fred's 947 1,780.9 Memphis
21 Louisiana-Pacific 968 1,733.2 Nashville
From the May 5, 2008 issue
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