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1. Analogic Corp.
2. State Street Corp.
3. BJ's Wholesale Club
4. Charles River Labs
5. Yankee Candle
6. Staples
7. Gillette
8. TJX Cos.
9. Kronos
10. Investors Fin. Svcs.
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COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Analogic's new flight path

(Clockwise from top) Lead technician Tom Wishart works on an x-ray system, "Chester" is a phantom used in the calibration of the CT scanner system, and an Analogic SCU board. (Globe Staff Photos / Pat Greenhouse)
  Aviation security business takes medical imaging device maker's growth sky-high
By Keith Reed, Globe Staff, 5/20/2003
erfect timing propelled this Peabody manufacturer of CT scanning and mammography machines into an area that was poised for dramatic growth: bomb detection and baggage screening. Now Analogic is expanding its headquarters, and developing technology that may soon be in great demand: anti-missile defense systems for passenger jets.
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The 2003 Globe 100

    Top 10 Companies

1. Analogic Corp.
2. State Street Corp.
3. BJ's Wholesale Club
4. Charles River Labs
5. Yankee Candle
6. Staples
7. Gillette
8. TJX Cos.
9. Kronos
10. Investors Fin. Svcs.

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HIGHEST SALES
R A Y T H E O N   C O .
It's been six years in a row at the top of the Sales chart for Lexington-based Raytheon. Its revenues of $16.8 billion in 2002 came from a solid defense business, including high-margin areas like sensors and missile defense. Story

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
B O S T O N   S C I E N T I F I C
An increased emphasis on research and the development of new products has put this Natick company back at the forefront of the booming market for stents, the tiny metal mesh devices used to prop open clogged arteries. Story

EMPLOYMENT
T J X   C O S.
Tough economic conditions in 2000, 2001, and 2002 forced many companies to slash payrolls. But TJX Cos. recruited 17,000 new workers, making it the largest private employer headquartered in Massachusetts. Story

15 years of Globe 100    The changing faces of Globe 100
As we publish the 15th edition of The Globe 100, our annual ranking of Mass. companies, change, rather than continuity, is what stands out.   15 years of Globe 100

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A look into the companies    Peer into the companies
Take a closer look into some of the companies of the 2003 Globe 100, courtesy of Globe photographer Pat Greenhouse.    Photo Gallery

GLOBE 100 BREAKFAST
Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was the keynote speaker for this year's annual Globe 100 breakfast, held at the World Trade Center.   Photo Gallery
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