Top industrial company
Overall rank: 14
2009 revenue: $228 million
American Science & Engineering's explosives-detection technology protects US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and civilians throughout the world. Demand for AS&E equipment has stayed strong throughout the recession, as US and foreign governments use the gear to detect terrorist threats.
AS&E chief executive Anthony Fabiano (right) said the company's commitment to cost control has helped it remain competitive.
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