DIVIDEND KINGS

  • Each Dividend King has paid increasing dividends for 50 years or more with no breaks in dividend increases. These are consecutive years with no breaks. The dividends of these Kings do not take time off. Dividend Kings have survived periods of inflation, oil booms, technology busts, rising interest rates, economic recessions, terrorist attacks, market crashes which I feel are a good start to investing with less volatility than other stocks. Fifty years is a good start. Think of some of these Kings. Go to your bathroom and look and you will things you use in your everyday life associated with these Kings. We are surrounded by Kings in our everyday life. These companies provide income and safety by providing consistent dividend raises.

Dividend kings are a rare breed of companies.

STOCKSYMBOLYEARSDIVIDENDYIELD%
AMERICAN STATES WATER COMPANYAWR61 $0.901.92%
DOVERDOV60 $1.682.77%
NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANYNWN60$1.873.57%
EMERSON ELECTRIC
COMPANY
EMR59$1.903.95%
GENUINE PARTS COMPANYGPC59$2.632.86%
PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATIONPH59$2.522.45%
PROCTOR GAMBLEPG59$2.653.23%
3M COMPANYMMM57$4.442.84%
VECTREN COMPANYVVC56$1.482.53%
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORPORATIONCINF55$1.923.07%
COCA COLA COMPANYKO53$1.403.19%
JOHNSON & JOHNSONJNJ53$3.002.86%
LANCASTER COLONY COMPANYLANC53$2.001.99%
LOWE'S COMPANYLOW53$1.121.63%
COLGATE PALMOLIVECL52$1.522.25%
NORDSON CORPORATIONNDSN51$0.961.50%
HORMEL FOODS CORPORATIONHRL50$0.581.36%

(TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES HAS 49 YEARS AND IS UP NEXT TO JOIN LIST.)

AMERICAN STATES WATER (AWR)

American States Water Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides water and electric services to residential, industrial, and other customers in the United States. It operates through three segments: Water, Electric, and Contracted Services. The company purchases, produces, and distributes water in 75 communities in 10 counties in California; and distributes electricity to the City of Big Bear Lake and surrounding areas in San Bernardino County, California. As of February 25, 2015, it served approximately 258,000 water customers and 24,000 electric customers. The company also provides water and/or wastewater services, including the operation, maintenance, renewal, and replacement of the water and/or wastewater systems at various military installations. American States Water Company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in San Dimas, California

DOVER CORPORATION (DOV)

Dover Corporation manufactures and sells a range of equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. The Energy segment provides solutions and services for the production and processing of oil, natural gas liquids, and gas to drilling and production, bearings and compression, and automation end markets. The Engineered Systems segment offers precision marking and coding, digital textile, soldering and dispensing equipment, and related consumables and services; and automation components, including manual clamps, power clamps, rotary and linear mechanical indexers, conveyors, pick and place units, glove ports, and manipulators, as well as end-of-arm robotic grippers, slides, and end effectors for fast-moving consumer goods, digital textile printing, vehicle service, environmental solutions, and industrials end markets. The Fluids segment focuses on the safe handling of critical fluids across the retail fueling, chemical, hygienic, and industrial markets. It also manufactures connectors for use in various bio-processing applications; and displacement and centrifugal pumps for demanding and specialized fluid transfer process applications. The Refrigeration & Food Equipment segment provides refrigeration systems, refrigeration display cases, specialty glass, commercial glass refrigerator and freezer doors, and brazed heat exchangers; and electrical distribution products and engineering services, commercial food service equipment, cook-chill production systems, custom food storage and preparation products, kitchen ventilation systems, conveyer systems, beverage can-making machinery, and packaging machines used for meat, poultry, and other food products. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS (NWN)

Northwest Natural Gas Company stores and distributes natural gas in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Local Gas Distribution and Gas Storage. The Local Gas Distribution segment engages in the purchase, sale, and delivery of natural gas and related services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington. This segment builds and maintains pipeline distribution system; purchases gas from producers and marketers; contracts for the transportation of gas from the supply basins to service territory over pipelines; and resells gas. It also transports customer-owned gas from the interstate pipeline connection or city gates to the customers’ end-use facilities. The Gas Storage segment provides underground natural gas storage services to interstate and intrastate markets. This segment primarily serves natural gas production or distribution, electric generation, and energy marketing companies. It hold leases and other property interests in approximately 12,000 net acres of underground natural gas storage in Oregon; and approximately 5,000 net acres of underground natural gas storage in California, as well as owns rights to depleted gas reservoirs in Mist, Oregon. Northwest Natural Gas Company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

EMERSON ELECTRIC (EMR)

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. Its Process Management segment offers systems and software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; and digital plant architecture solutions. This segment also provides consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants. It serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. The company’s Industrial Automation segment provides alternators and other power generation equipment; commercial and industrial motors and drives; fluid power and control products; electrical distribution equipment; and materials joining and precision cleaning products. Its Network Power segment designs, manufactures, installs, and maintains critical and uninterruptible power systems, thermal management equipment, integrated data center control devices, software, monitoring, and data center infrastructure management solutions for telecommunications networks, data centers, and other critical applications. The company’s Climate Technologies segment supplies compressors, temperature sensors and controls, thermostats, flow controls, and remote monitoring technology and services residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration, and marine control areas. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides tools for professionals and homeowners; home storage systems; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean region. It distributes automotive replacement parts for imported vehicles, trucks, SUVs, buses, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, farm vehicles, small engines, farm equipment, and heavy duty equipment; and accessory items used in the automotive aftermarket, including repair shops, service stations, fleet operators, automobile and truck dealers, leasing companies, bus and truck lines, mass merchandisers, farms, industrial concerns, and individuals through 60 NAPA automotive parts distribution centers and 1,100 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores. The company also distributes industrial replacement parts and related supplies, such as bearings, mechanical and electrical power transmission products, industrial automation products, hoses, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial supplies, and material handling products primarily for food and beverage, forest products, primary metal, pulp and paper, mining, automotive, oil and gas, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries through 523 branches, 15 distribution centers, and 39 service centers. In addition, it distributes office furniture, technology products, general office and school supplies, cleaning and janitorial supplies, break room supplies, safety and security items, healthcare products, and disposable food service products to business product resellers through 44 distribution centers. Further, the company distributes wire and cables, insulating and conductive materials, assembly tools, test equipment, custom fabricated parts, and custom coated materials to original equipment manufacturers, motor repair shops, specialty wire and cable users, and various industrial assembly markets. Genuine Parts Company was founded in 1928 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

PARKER-HANNIFIN (PH)

Parker-Hannifin Corporation manufactures and sells motion and control technologies and systems for various mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Diversified Industrial and Aerospace Systems. The Diversified Industrial segment provides pneumatic, fluidic, and electromechanical components and systems; filters, systems, and diagnostics solutions to monitor and remove contaminants from fuel, air, oil, water, and other liquids and gases; connectors, which control, transmit, and contain fluid; hydraulic components and systems for builders and users of industrial and mobile machinery and equipment; critical flow components for process instrumentation, healthcare, and ultra-high-purity applications, as well as components for use in refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and in fluid control applications for processing, fuel dispensing, beverage dispensing, and mobile emissions; and static and dynamic sealing devices. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and their replacement markets in manufacturing, packaging, processing, transportation, mobile construction, refrigeration and air conditioning, agricultural, and military machinery and equipment industries. The Aerospace Systems segment offers flight control, hydraulic, fuel, fluid conveyance, and engine systems and components for commercial and military airframe and engine programs. It also provides electronics thermal management heat rejection systems, and single-phase and two-phase heat collection systems for radar, inverse synthetic aperture radar, and power electronics. This segment markets its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and end users in the commercial and military aerospace markets. The company markets its products through direct-sales employees, independent distributors, and sales representatives. Parker-Hannifin Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

PROCTER & GAMBLE (PG)

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged products worldwide. It operates through five segments: Beauty, Hair and Personal Care; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care. The Beauty, Hair and Personal Care segment offers antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, cosmetics, skin care, hair care and color, prestige, and salon professional products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, SK-II, and Wella brands. The Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre and post-shave products, and other shave care products, as well as electronic hair removal devices under the Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, and Prestobarba brands. The Health Care segment offers gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other personal health care products; and toothbrushes, toothpastes, and other oral care products. This segment markets its products primarily under the Crest, Oral-B, and Vicks brands. The Fabric Care and Home Care segment provides fabric care products, such as laundry additives, fabric enhancers, and laundry detergents; and home care products comprising air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products. This segment markets its products under the Ariel, Dawn, Downy, Febreze, Gain, and Tide brands. The Baby, Feminine and Family Care segment offers adult incontinence and feminine care products; baby wipes, diapers, and pants; and family care products, such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers. This segment markets its products under the Always, Bounty, Charmin, and Pampers brands. The company markets its products primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, salons, distributors, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

3M (MMM)

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company’s Industrial segment offers tapes; coated, non-woven, and bonded abrasives; adhesives; ceramics; sealants; specialty materials; filtration products; closure systems for personal hygiene products; acoustic systems products; automotive components; abrasion-resistant films; structural adhesives; and paint finishing and detailing products. Its Safety and Graphics segment provides personal protection products, traffic safety and security products, commercial graphics systems, commercial cleaning and protection products, floor matting, roofing granules, and fall protection products. The company’s Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. Its Electronics and Energy segment provides optical films; packaging and interconnection devices; insulating and splicing solutions; touch screens and touch monitors; renewable energy component solutions; and infrastructure protection products. The company’s Consumer segment offers sponges, scouring pads, high-performance cloths, consumer and office tapes, repositionable notes, indexing systems, construction and home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, and consumer and office tapes and adhesives. 3M Company serves automotive, electronics and energy, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, construction, clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, food manufacturing and testing, consumer and office retail, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets. The company sells its products through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers, as well as directly to users. 3M Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

VECTREN (VVC)

Vectren Corporation provides energy delivery services to residential, commercial, and industrial and other contract customers. The company offers natural gas distribution and transportation services, and electric transmission and distribution services; and owns and operates coal-fired, natural gas or oil-fired, and landfill gas electric generating facilities with an installed generating capacity of 1,298 megawatts. Its electric transmission system consists of 1,027 circuit miles of 345, 138, and 69 kilovolt lines, and 37 substations; and distribution system comprises 4,560 circuit miles of lower voltage overhead lines and 402 trench miles of conduit containing 2,325 miles of underground distribution cable, as well as 95 distribution substations and 52,267 distribution transformers. The company also provides underground pipeline construction and repair services; and energy performance contracting and sustainable infrastructure, such as renewables, distributed generation, and combined heat and power projects, as well as invests in energy-related opportunities and services, real estate, and leveraged leases. It serves various industries comprising automotive assembly, parts, and accessories; feed, flour, and grain processing; metal castings, aluminum products, polycarbonate resin, and plastic products; gypsum products; electrical equipment, metal specialties, glass, and steel finishing; pharmaceutical and nutritional products; gasoline and oil products; ethanol; aluminum smelting and recycling; aluminum sheet products, and steel finishing; automotive glass; gasoline and oil products; ethanol; and coal mining. As of December 31, 2014, the company supplied natural gas services to approximately 1,011,100 customers in Indiana and Ohio; and electric services to approximately 143,300 customers in Indiana. Vectren Corporation was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.

CINCINNATI FINANCIAL (CINF)

Cincinnati Financial Corporation engages in the property casualty insurance business in the United States. It operates in five segments: Commercial Lines Insurance, Personal Lines Insurance, Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance, Life Insurance, and Investments. The Commercial Lines Insurance segment provides coverage for commercial casualty, commercial property, commercial auto, and workers’ compensation. This segment also offers director and officer liability insurance, contract and commercial surety bonds, and fidelity bonds; and machinery and equipment coverage, as well as coverage for property, liability, and business interruption. The Personal Lines Insurance segment provides personal auto and homeowners insurance, as well as dwelling fire, inland marine, personal umbrella liability, and watercraft coverages to individuals. The Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance segment offers commercial casualty insurance that covers businesses for third-party liability from accidents occurring on their premises or arising out of their operations, such as products and completed operations; and commercial property insurance, which insures buildings, inventory, equipment, and business income against loss or damage from fire, wind, hail, water, theft, and vandalism. The Life Insurance segment provides term life insurance products; universal life insurance products; worksite products, including term, whole life, universal life, and disability insurance offered to employees through their employer; and whole life insurance products, as well as markets disability income insurance, deferred annuities, and immediate annuities. The Investments segment invests in fixed-maturity investments and equity investments. The company also offers commercial leasing and financing services. Cincinnati Financial Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Ohio.

COCA-COLA (KO)

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The company’s still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. In addition, the company licenses its technologies and trademarks to suppliers and third parties. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glacéau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Ayataka, Gold Peak, I LOHAS, and FUZE TEA brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

JOHNSON & JOHNSON (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON’S brand name; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand name; skin care products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON’S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, LUBRIDERM, NEUTROGENA, and RoC brand names; women’s health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE, and o.b. tampon brand names; wound care products, including adhesive bandages and first aid products under the BAND-AID and NEOSPORIN brand names; and nutritional products comprising no calorie sweetener under the SPLENDA brand name. This segment also offers over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand name; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand name; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brand names; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand name; and heartburn products under the PEPCID brand name. The Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment offers orthopaedic, and trauma and neurological products; general surgery, and biosurgical and energy products; products to treat cardiovascular disease; infection prevention products; diagnostics products; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. The company distributes its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

LANCASTER COLONY CORPORATION (LANC)

Lancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets in the United States. It offers salad dressings and sauces under the Marzetti, Cardini’s, Simply Dressed, Katherine’s Kitchen, and Girard’s brand names; fruit glazes, vegetable dips, and fruit dips under the Marzetti brand name; Greek yogurt vegetable dips and hummus under the Otria brand name; and frozen garlic breads under the New York BRAND, Mamma Bella, and Mamma Bella’s brand names. The company also provides frozen Parkerhouse style yeast dinner rolls and sweet rolls, as well as biscuits under the Sister Schubert’s, Marshall’s, and Mary B’s brand names; premium dry egg noodles under the Inn Maid and Amish Kitchen brand names; frozen specialty noodles under the Reames and Aunt Vi’s brand names; croutons and related products under the New York BRAND, Texas Toast, Chatham Village, Cardini’s, Simply Dressed, and Marzetti brand names; snack sticks under the New York BRAND name; flatbread wraps and pizza crusts under the Flatout brand name; and caviar under the Romanoff brand name. In addition, it manufactures and sells other products to brand license agreements, including Olive Garden’s dressing, Jack Daniel’s mustards, Hungry Girl flatbreads, and Ortalli’s balsamic vinegar. The company’s products are sold through sales personnel, food brokers, distributors, retailers, and restaurants, as well as industrial customers. Lancaster Colony Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Columbus, Ohio

LOWE’S (LOW)

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. The company offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. It provides home improvement products under the categories of kitchens and appliances; lumber and building materials; tools and hardware; fashion fixtures; rough plumbing and electrical; lawn and garden; seasonal living; paint; home fashions; storage and cleaning; flooring; millwork; and outdoor power equipment. The company also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; extended protection plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services. It provides national brand-name merchandise and private branded products. The company serves individual homeowners and renters, including do-it-yourself customers and do-it-for-me customers; and professional customers, such as construction trades, as well as maintenance, repair, and operations. As of October 30, 2015, it operated 1,849 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company also sells its products through online sites comprising Lowes.com, Lowes.ca, and ATGstores.com, as well as through mobile applications. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE (CL)

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. It also provides pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs, a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions, and various products with natural ingredients. The company’s principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. It markets and sells its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

NORDSON (NDSN)

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures, and markets products and systems to dispense, apply, and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids. Its Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment provides dispensing, coating, and laminating systems for applying adhesives, lotions, liquids, and fibers to disposable products and continuous roll goods; and assembling plastic, metal, and wood products in paper and paperboard converting applications, as well as manufacturing continuous roll goods. This segment also offers automated adhesive dispensing systems for packaged goods industries; and components and systems used in the thermoplastic melt stream. The company’s Advanced Technology Systems segment offers automated dispensing systems for attachment, protection, and coating of fluids, as well as related gas plasma treatment systems for cleaning and conditioning surfaces prior to dispense; precision manual and semi-automated dispensers, plastic molded syringes, cartridges, tips, fluid connection components, tubing, and catheters to apply and control the flow of adhesives, sealants, lubricants, and biomaterials; and bond testing, and automated optical and X-ray inspection systems for use in the electronics, medical, and related industries. Its Industrial Coating Systems segment provides automated and manual dispensing products and systems to apply multiple component adhesive and sealant materials; dispensing and curing systems to coat and cure containers; systems to apply liquid paints and coatings to consumer and industrial products; and systems to apply powder paints and coatings to metal, plastic, and wood products, as well as ultraviolet equipment for use in curing and drying operations for specialty coatings, semiconductor materials, and paints. The company markets its products through its direct sales force, distributors, and sales representatives worldwide. Nordson Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio.

HORMEL (HRL)

Hormel Foods Corporation produces and markets various meat and food products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Specialty Foods, and International & Other. It provides various perishable meat products, including fresh meats, frozen items, refrigerated meal solutions, sausages, hams, wieners, and bacon; and shelf-stable products comprising canned luncheon meats, shelf-stable microwaveable meals, stews, chilies, hash, meat spreads, flour and corn tortillas, salsas, tortilla chips, peanut butter, and other products. The company also offers poultry products, such as turkey products; and nutritional food products and supplements, sugar and sugar substitutes, dessert and drink mixes, and industrial gelatin products. It sells its products through sales personnel, as well as through independent brokers and distributors. The company was formerly known as Geo. A. Hormel & Company and changed its name to Hormel Foods Corporation in January 1995. Hormel Foods Corporation was founded in 1891 and is based in Austin, Minnesota.

TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES (TR) NEXT DIVIDEND KING WITH 49 YEARS OF CONSECUTIVE RAISES.

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells confectionery products primarily in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It sells its products under the TOOTSIE ROLL, TOOTSIE ROLL POPS, CHILD’S PLAY, CARAMEL APPLE POPS, CHARMS, BLOW-POP, CHARMS MINI POPS, CELLA’S, MASON DOTS, MASON CROWS, JUNIOR MINTS, CHARLESTON CHEW, SUGAR DADDY, SUGAR BABIES, ANDES, FLUFFY STUFF, DUBBLE BUBBLE, RAZZLES, CRY BABY, and NIK-L-NIP names. The company sells its products directly and through approximately 30 candy and grocery brokers to wholesale distributors of candy and groceries, supermarkets, variety stores, dollar stores, chain grocers, drug chains, discount chains, cooperative grocery associations, mass merchandisers, warehouse and membership club stores, vending machine operators, the U.S. military, and fund-raising charitable organizations. Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. was founded in 1896 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.