LI's top 100 companies in 1996

These were the top 100 companies on Long Island in 1996, ranked by revenue. We've reproduced the original table published in Newsday in 1997 and added two columns to indicate the companies' current status.
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Company headquarters Revenue Profit Industry Total employees Long Island employees St Description
Arrow Electronics Inc. / Melville $6.7 billion $204.7 million Electronic instruments 6,000 1,000 Moved Headquarters are in Colorado
Avnet Inc. / Great Neck $5.3 billion $183.5 million Electronic instruments 9,500 250 Moved Colorado
Computer Associates International Inc. / Islandia $3.9 billion $295.1 million Software and programing 8,800 2,000 Public Renamed CA Inc.
Olsten Corp. / Melville $3.6 billion $53.6 million Staffing services 150,000 2,500 Sold With its offices still based in Melville, it was acquired by Adecco in 2000
Long Island Lighting Co. / Hicksville $3.1 billion $322.4 million Electricity and gas supplier 5,322 5,322 State takeover Became the Long Island Power Authority
Cablevision Systems Corp. / Woodbury $1.3 billion -$367.3 million Cable television 8,627 3,383 Public Still in business
Pall Corp. / East Hills $977.9 million $136.5 million High-tech filtration products 8,786 1,200 Public Still in business
Global DirectMail Corp. / Port Washington $966.7 million $44.4 million Direct marketer of computer-related products 5,100 350 Public Changed name to Systemmax in 1999 and has 350 employees on Long Island and 5, 100 globally.
Getty Realty Corp. / Jericho $920 million -$9.2 million Real estate 152 15 Public Still in business
Henry Schein Inc. / Melville $885.1 million $17.2 million Medical equipment and supplies 3,000 800 Public Still in business
Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. / Jericho $835.2 million -$129, 000 Gasoline marketing 600 200 Closed The gasoline retailer was sold twice and went bankrupt in 2012.
Griffon Corp. / Jericho $705.1 million $30.3 million Manufacturer of building products, specialty plastic films and electronic information and communicat 3,600 0 Moved Headquarters are in Manhattan
Genovese Drug Stores Inc. / Melville $695.3 million $10.4 million Retail drug stores 4,700 2,833 Sold After being bought by J.C. Penney in 1998, the company's named changed to Eckerd. Its remaining locations now go by Rite Aid.
Symbol Technologies Inc. / Holtsville $685.9 million $52.6 million Security systems and services 3,300 1,800 Sold Motorola keeps a presence in Symbol's old facility in Holtsville
Audiovox Corp. / Hauppauge $642 million -$22.7 million Cellular phones and automotive equipment 970 300 Public Renamed Voxx International Corp.
Staff Builders Inc. / Lake Success $480.4 million $3.8 million Home health-care staffing 40,000 1,000 Private Renamed ATC Healthcare Inc.
MSC Industrial Direct Co. / Plainview $357.9 million $17.4 million Markets tools, fasteners and other metalworking supplies 1,400 400 Public Haedquarters are in Melville
Standard Microsystems Corp. / Hauppauge $354.1 million -$21.3 million Computer peripherals 750 490 Public Renamed SMSC
Sbarro Inc. / Commack $336.8 million $38.3 million Restaurant 7,770 500 Private Acquired by MidOcean Partners, then filed for bankruptcy in April 2011. It emerged from bankruptcy in November 2011 and remains based in Melville.
Park Electrochemical Corp. / Lake Success $334.5 million $18.6 million Electronic instruments and controls 2,300 20 Public Moved headquarters to Melville
Allou Health & Beauty Care Inc. / Brentwood $276.7 million $3.5 million Health and beauty-care products 250 210 Bankrupt The company was accused of fraud.
Seaman Furniture Co. / Woodbury $260.1 million $3 million Furniture retailer 1,057 454 Closed Merged with competitor Levitz, which later went out of business.
Del Laboratories Inc. / Farmingdale $238.2 million $10.2 million Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals 1,380 725 Sold Acquired by fragrance company Coty in 2007.
Comverse Technology Inc. / Woodbury $232.6 million $32.1 million Communications equipment 1,300 250 Closed Liquidated in 2013. In 2006, company founder Kobi Alexander was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice regarding irregularities in trading of the company's stock. He fled the country.
NBTY Inc. / Bohemia $222.6 million $20 million Biotechnology and drugs 1,350 1,100 Sold Acquired by The Carlyle Group in 2010 for $4 billion.
Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. / Melville $216.6 million $7.1 million Semiconductors and passive components 410 110 Sold Now a division of Arrow Electronics.
LeaRonal Inc. / Freeport $210.3 million $16.5 million Chemical manufacturing 800 200 Sold Acquired in 1999 by Rohm & Haas Co., a Philadelphia-based specialty chemicals maker.
Manchester Equipment Co. / Hauppauge $194.8 million $2.1 million Software and programing 260 200 Sold Sold to leverage buyout firm Caxton-Iseman Capital Inc. for $56 million in 2005.
Morton's Restaurant Group Inc. / New Hyde Park $191 million $2.3 million Restaurant 4,057 20 Moved Now based in Chicago
Coinmach Laundry Corp. / Roslyn $187.5 million -$6.1 million Coin-operated laundry services 1,200 40 Private Still in business
Twinlab Corp. / Ronkonkoma $177.3 million $8.6 million Nutritional products 615 480 Sold After filing for bankruptcy, the company was acquired for $65 millioin by IdeaSphere in 2003.
Kimco Realty Corp. / New Hyde Park $171.7 million $78.5 million Real estate investment trust 154 80 Public Still in business
Aceto Corp. / Lake Success $165.7 million $5.8 million Chemical manufacturing 75 75 Public Still in business
Allied Digital Technologies Corp. / Hauppauge $158.5 million -$4.4 million Duplicating multimedia 1,270 680 Bankrupt The company sold its assets to Vaughn Acquisition Corp. of Minneapolis and Americ Disc Inc. in 2000.
Jaco Electronics Inc. / Hauppauge $155.5 million $2.6 million Electronic instruments 470 160 Delisted Not available
Graham-Field Health Products Inc. / Hauppauge $151.2 million -$10.6 million Medical equipment and supplies 1,500 279 Moved Now based in Georgia
Uniforce Services Inc. / Woodbury $150.9 million $3.8 million Staffing services 200 125 Sold Acquired by Comforce Corp. in 1997 for $106 million.
Hirsch International Corp. / Hauppauge $125.4 million $8.8 million Henry Arnberg 330 120 Private Not available
Robotic Vision Systems Inc. / Hauppauge $121.5 million $6.3 million Machine vision 700 200 Closed Out of business
Acclaim Entertainment Inc. / Glen Cove $115.2 million -$202 million Video games 960 175 Closed Went bankrupt in 2004.
Marisa Christina Inc. / New Hyde Park $112.8 million $5.7 million Apparel design and manufacture 417 65 Sold Acquired by Hampshire Group Ltd in 2006.
Reckson Associates Realty Corp. / Melville $108.8 million $29.1 million Real estate investment trust 200 140 Sold Now a division of SL Green Realty Corp. The fomer top management simultaneously launched RexCorp.
Periphonics Corp. / Bohemia $107.9 million $11.9 million Communications equipment 650 530 Sold Nortel Networks bought the company in 1999 for $436 million.
Veeco Instruments Inc. / Plainview $105.7 million $8.9 million Scientific and technical instruments 415 275 Public Still in business
Jennifer Convertibles Inc. / Woodbury $102.3 million -$1.9 million Furniture retailer 418 153 Sold Haining Mengnu Group Co. Ltd. purchased the company out of bankruptcy in 2011.
ATEC Group Inc. / Hauppauge $100.6 million $1.4 million Computer hardware, software and service 136 54 Acquired Changed to Interpharm and then bought by Aveo?
Lifetime Hoan Corp. / Westbury $100.3 million $9 million Household cutlery and kitchenware 612 96 Public Changed name to Lifetime Brands
E-Z-EM Inc. / Westbury $98.3 million $152, 000 Biotechnology and drugs 930 360 Sold Acquired by Bracco Diagnostics (2008)
Aeroflex Inc. / Plainview $95 million $5.5 million Electronic instruments and controls 725 380 Public Still in business
Comforce Corp. / Lake Success $88.4 million $1.2 million Business services 3,900 200 Sold American CyberSystems Inc. (2012)
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