PROVIDENCE – Some of the region’s most buzzworthy companies have been named in Providence Business News’ third Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program.
Companies with the largest percentage growth of revenue from 2011 to 2013 in four revenue size categories, along with the most innovative companies in each of 10 industry categories, will be feted on Sept. 10 at an oceanfront event at Newport’s Rosecliff Mansion.
Six finalists for the fastest-growing companies were chosen for each of the four revenue categories based on two-year revenue growth. Final top rankings in each of the four categories – revenue of $75 million and above, $25 million to $75 million, $5 million to $25 million, and $250,000 to $5 million – will be revealed at the awards dinner.
Innovation winners in 10 industry categories – education, energy & the environment, financial services, health care, information technology services, life sciences, manufacturing & construction, nonprofits, professional services and technology – were selected for having a new product or process that has had a significant impact on the marketplace and/or the enterprise.
The 2014 Fastest-Growing Companies (listed alphabetically, grouped based on fiscal year 2013 revenue):
$250,000 – $5 million:
Materials Science Associates LLC
Peregrine Property Management
R&D Technologies Inc.
$5 million – $25 million:
Automated Business Solutions
First Point Power LLC
Narragansett Brewing Company
Qualified Resources International Inc.
Site Specific LLC
$25 million – $75 million
American Partners Inc.
Arnold Lumber Co.
New England Construction
Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc.
$75 million and above:
Alex and Ani LLC
Atrion Networking Corp.
Blount Fine Foods Inc.
Dimeo Construction Co.
Narragansett Bay Insurance Co.
Thielsch Engineering Inc.
The 2014 Innovation Winners (listed alphabetically by category):
The Center for Dynamic Learning
Energy & the Environment:
Capital Good Fund
Rhode Island Quality Institute
Information Technology Services:
Manufacturing & Construction:
The NanoSteel Co.
Steere Engineering Inc.
The event celebrating the Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies will take place Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport.
Presenting sponsor for the 2014 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies program is CBIZ Tofias. Partner sponsors are Bryant University’s Executive Development Center and the Graduate School of Business, The Business Development Company, Citizens Financial Group, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Gencorp Insurance and Innovex. Media sponsor is AM790.
The list of the fastest-growing companies has been updated to reflect new information.
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