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October 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
North Dakota, South Dakota and Oklahoma were left out of Rand McNally's newly published world atlas, and Oklahoma Gov. Henry Bellmon is not the least amused. Bellmon's spokesman, Sam Armstrong, issued a memo the governor planned to send to Rand McNally from "3.3 million citizens of the great state of Oklahoma." "We are mystified," Bellmon says in the memo. "Did you intend an insult or are you trying to say that Oklahoma is so well-known that travelers need no map to get here?
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January 15, 2003 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles buyout firm Leonard Green & Partners said Tuesday that it had reached a deal in principle to obtain control of Rand McNally & Co., the world's largest commercial mapmaker, as it seeks to broaden its lineup of consumer-oriented companies. If completed, the deal would finish a process Green began a year ago when it started buying Rand McNally debt. Peter Nolan, a managing partner at Leonard Green, called the 147-year-old mapmaker, which is also publisher of Thomas Bros.
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BUSINESS
March 30, 1999
Global map maker Rand McNally & Co. said Monday it completed its acquisition of Irvine-based Thomas Bros. Maps, whose guidebooks have helped drivers navigate the region's roadways for decades. Thomas Bros. Maps will continue to operate out of its Irvine headquarters as a wholly owned subsidiary of its Illinois-based parent. Gil Richter of Thomas Bros. Maps has been named vice president and general manager of the new subsidiary. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1999
Global map maker Rand McNally & Co. said Monday it completed its acquisition of Irvine-based Thomas Bros. Maps, whose guidebooks have helped drivers navigate the region's roadways for decades. Thomas Bros. Maps will continue to operate out of its Irvine headquarters as a wholly owned subsidiary of its Illinois-based parent. Gil Richter of Thomas Bros. Maps has been named vice president and general manager of the new subsidiary. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1997
Ethnic diversity is paying off at three Long Beach schools this week as minority students are posing for a nationwide catalog in exchange for donations of educational materials. On hand for Tuesday's photo session at Roosevelt Elementary, a sales representative for Rand McNally said the Skokie, Ill.-based publisher commissioned photos in Long Beach because it wanted to show a diverse array of students using the latest geographical materials.
NEWS
November 16, 1990 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Rand McNally went looking for the best place to open its seventh store, the company's maps pointed to Orange County. "People here are globally oriented. They're more sophisticated, and they have the money to travel," says Steven Newman, manager of the new Rand McNally Map & Travel Store in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa. Since Rand McNally opened the store in September, Newman has been amazed at the boundless curiosity of his worldly clientele. "They're information-starved," he says.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2003 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles buyout firm Leonard Green & Partners said Tuesday that it had reached a deal in principle to obtain control of Rand McNally & Co., the world's largest commercial mapmaker, as it seeks to broaden its lineup of consumer-oriented companies. If completed, the deal would finish a process Green began a year ago when it started buying Rand McNally debt. Peter Nolan, a managing partner at Leonard Green, called the 147-year-old mapmaker, which is also publisher of Thomas Bros.
BOOKS
December 25, 2005 | Susan Salter Reynolds
THERE is something sad about the stunning career of Southern California architect Wallace Neff -- like a faded photograph. Neff's work is redolent of all that Southern California dreams are made of: the white stucco walls brimming with bougainvillea, the smooth, cool ironwork on doors and windows. Why sad? Because he never quite achieved the fame and glory he felt he deserved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1997
Ethnic diversity is paying off at three Long Beach schools this week as minority students are posing for a nationwide catalog in exchange for donations of educational materials. On hand for Tuesday's photo session at Roosevelt Elementary, a sales representative for Rand McNally said the Skokie, Ill.-based publisher commissioned photos in Long Beach because it wanted to show a diverse array of students using the latest geographical materials.
NEWS
November 16, 1990 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Rand McNally went looking for the best place to open its seventh store, the company's maps pointed to Orange County. "People here are globally oriented. They're more sophisticated, and they have the money to travel," says Steven Newman, manager of the new Rand McNally Map & Travel Store in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa. Since Rand McNally opened the store in September, Newman has been amazed at the boundless curiosity of his worldly clientele. "They're information-starved," he says.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
North Dakota, South Dakota and Oklahoma were left out of Rand McNally's newly published world atlas, and Oklahoma Gov. Henry Bellmon is not the least amused. Bellmon's spokesman, Sam Armstrong, issued a memo the governor planned to send to Rand McNally from "3.3 million citizens of the great state of Oklahoma." "We are mystified," Bellmon says in the memo. "Did you intend an insult or are you trying to say that Oklahoma is so well-known that travelers need no map to get here?
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