(Uskings.us) AAR began in 1951 as a vision and a venture, a small entrepreneurial enterprise providing equipment for the newly emerging commercial aviation industry. Today, AAR is a global provider of aviation services to commercial and government customers worldwide.
(Uskings.us) Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is the oldest outdoor group in the United States. Created in 1876 to explore and preserve the White Mountains in New Hampshire, it has expanded throughout the northeastern U.S., with 12 chapters stretching from Maine to Washington, D.C. The AMC's 275,000 members, advocates, and supporters (as of 2016) mix outdoor recreation, particularly hiking and backpacking, with environmental activism.
V.H. Blackinton & Co., Inc. (Massachusetts) : The largest manufacturer of badges and uniform insignia in the United States
(Uskings.us) Blackinton® is the largest manufacturer of badges and uniform insignia in the U.S. Established in 1852, Blackinton® combines old world craftsmanship with cutting edge technologies to produce the industry’s finest quality, and most innovative products.
National Federation of the Blind (Maryland) : The oldest and largest organization led by blind people in the United States
(Uskings.us) The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is an organization of blind people in the United States. It is the oldest and largest organization led by blind people in the United States. Its national headquarters are in Baltimore, Maryland.
(Uskings.us) The Taste of Chicago (known locally as The Taste) is the world's largest food festival, held for five days in July in Chicago, Illinois in Grant Park. The event is the largest festival in Chicago. Non-food-related events include live music on multiple stages, including the Petrillo Music Shell, pavilions, and performances.
(Uskings.us) The Newby–McMahon Building, commonly referred to as the world's littlest skyscraper, is located at 701 La Salle (on the corner of Seventh and La Salle streets) in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas.
(Uskings.us) The Home Insurance Building was a skyscraper that stood in Chicago from 1885 to 1931. It was designed by William Le Baron Jenney in 1884 and completed the next year. It is frequently noted as the first tall building to be supported both inside and outside by a fireproof structural steel and metal frame, which included reinforced concrete. It is thus often considered the world's first skyscraper, although this is disputed.
(Uskings.us) The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is the dental school of the University System of Maryland. It was founded as an independent institution, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, in 1840 and was the birthplace of the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. It is known as the first dental college in the world. It is headquartered at the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus. It is the only dental school in Maryland.
(Uskings.us) Pilot Travel Centers LLC, doing business as Pilot Flying J, is a North American chain of truck stops in the United States and Canada. The company is based in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Pilot Corporation, the majority owner, is based. The company is owned by Pilot, FJ Management, and Berkshire Hathaway. The company operates truck stops under the Pilot Travel Centers, Flying J Travel Plaza, and Mr. Fuel brands.
The Governor's Academy (Massachusetts) : The oldest continuously operating independent boarding school in the United States
(Uskings.us) The Governor's Academy (formerly Governor Dummer Academy) is a co-educational, independent boarding preparatory school for grades 9–12 located on 450 acres (1.8 km2) in the village of Byfield, Massachusetts, United States (town of Newbury), 33 miles (53 km) north of Boston. The Academy enrolls approximately 400 students in grades nine through twelve, 70% of whom are boarders. The school was established in 1763 and is the oldest continuously operating independent boarding school in the United States.