The Business Journal's annual look at the largest private companies in Los Angeles County always offers up a fascinating read, and this year is no exception.

While there are plenty of familiar names returning to the list — including top 10 businesses like Trader Joe's Co. Inc., Wonderful Co., United Pacific Industries and Harbor Freight Tools USA Inc. — there are also lots of comings and goings worth noting.

Taken as a whole, the 150 businesses detailed this year provide a multifaceted view of the companies and industries that drive a good chunk of L.A. County's economy.

What's inside:

Peerless Flyer: Trader Joe's Unconventional Path Continues to Pay Off

Panda-monium: Panda Restaurant Group Serves Food from the Heart

Largest Private Companies by the Numbers: Noteworthy Facts from This Year's List

Largest Private Companies 2019 List: Rankings and Details for the Top 150 Private Companies Based in L.A. County

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