77. G & C Equipment Corp.

Founded by California State Commissioner Gene Hale  in 1981, G&C Equipment Corp. is the nation’s leading minority-owned construction materials distributor. G&C leases and sells a variety of equipment including supplies including trailers, forklifts, cranes, man hoists, lumber, and concrete among others.  Clients include Boeing, CH2M Hill, and Fluor among others.

The Gardena-based company’s products have been used to build several high-profile projects including The Staples Center,  Los Angeles-based Walt Disney Concert Hall,  the Pentagon,  and the Little Rock-based William J. Clinton Presidential Library  among others.

In 2008, the company’s revenues totaled $55 million—down 8.3% from the previous year.

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