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(Madeline Hancock)
  • Madeline Hancock

Bet you wouldn’t have thought the biggest company in Oklahoma would run a chain of gas stations, truck stops and convenience stores.

The Huffington Post recently republished a map displaying the largest company in each state. The map was based on revenue and was developed by telecommunications company Broadview Networks using the Hoovers, A D&B Company database. Broadview even posted a list of each state’s largest company, its location and its revenue on its website.

In Oklahoma, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. reigns supreme. The family-owned company operates hundreds of travel stops, country stores and tire centers across the country. You’ve probably bought gas, browsed its aisles of knickknacks and stood in line for its fast food at least a couple times. It is among the largest private companies in the U.S. and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Love’s purchased more office space (from energy giant Chesapeake Energy, which you probably thought was the largest company in Oklahoma) in 2013 and has plans to expand its business by opening more compressed natural gas filling stations and tire centers. So it’s definitely not going anywhere anytime soon.

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