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Berkshire Hathaway

A company that holds a wide variety of investments for shareholders. It was founded in 1839 as a textile manufacturing company. In 1962, Warren Buffett began buying its shares and eventually took a controlling stake in the company. Buffett expanded Berkshire Hathaway into insurance and used the proceeds to finance other investments. Buffett used the value investing philosophy in picking Berkshire's investments, which in general have been highly profitable. For example, these investments returned 76% to shareholders between 2000 and 2010. It often is held up as a primary example of the success of value investing.
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NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, launched the world's first private jet charter and management company 50 years ago.
Over his career, Mahmood has held leadership positions in blue-chip companies including Johns Manville (A Berkshire Hathaway Company), GCP Applied Technology (spinoff from WR GRACE), ABB and Allied-Signal (currently Honeywell).
Wellfleet, a Springfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Hathaway company specializing in accident and health insurance benefits, has hired William Farmer as vice president of National Distribution and Workplace Benefits.
Properties Group, a division of Clayton Home Building group and a Berkshire Hathaway company.
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A Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) since 2001, MiTek has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents.
TTI, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the worlds leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
About Trackmobile[R] LLC: Trackmobile, a Georgia based Marmon Group / Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the founding innovator and leading manufacturer of the bi-modal railcar mover with over 11,000 sold globally.
Clayton, a Berkshire Hathaway company, said it has released a mobile app, called MyMobi Home Finder(TM), available now for select smartphones as a downloadable application.
Marmon Holdings Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, separately announced that it has acquired substantially all of GE Railcar Services' owned fleet of railroad tank cars.
p.24 (The Lefsetz Letter) A leader in private aviation, the Berkshire Hathaway company celebrated its 50th anniversary in May, and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

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