For immediate release: Jul 14, 2009
Posted by: [IEDC]
Contact: Blair West
Phone: 317.232.8873

Indiana Names 50 'Companies to Watch'

 

INDIANAPOLIS (July 14, 2009) - Fifty companies from 17 Indiana counties have earned a place in Indiana's second annual field of "Companies to Watch."

 

The accolade, presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, its Small Business Development Center network, Purdue University and the Edward Lowe Foundation, recognizes the state's privately held businesses that employ up to 150 employees and have between $750,000 to $100 million in annual revenue or working capital.

 

"Mid-sized companies like these named Companies to Watch make up the foundation of the Indiana economy," said Mitch Roob, Secretary of Commerce and chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "Congratulations to this year's field and the hundreds of other nominees who have had such a tremendous impact as they grow and continue to create new jobs for Hoosiers."

 

The 50 "Companies to Watch," which were named after evaluating the more than 440 nominations for the awards, represent industries ranging from food manufacturers to software developers and medical device makers to financial services firms.

 

The 50 chosen companies project to have combined revenues in excess of $671 million and create more than 560 new jobs this year. The revenue projections represent an increase of more $200 million from 2008.

 

Nearly 3,800 mid-sized companies with between $5 million and $100 million in annual sales operate in Indiana, according to a 2008 Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation study. Those companies employed more than 386,000 workers and produced more than 55 billion in annual sales.

 

With major sponsorship from Barnes & Thornburg LLP, the "Companies to Watch" awards program is an initiative developed by the Cassopolis, Mich.-based Edward Lowe Foundation.  The foundation hosts similar programs in Michigan, Arizona, Mississippi and Colorado. Indiana Companies to Watch is also sponsored in part by KeyBank, Premier Capital Corporation and Katz, Sapper & Miller.

 

The 50 "Companies to Watch" will be honored at an Aug. 27 ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.   Tickets for the ceremony and dinner are still available and may be purchased online at http://www.indianactw.eventbrite.com/ or by calling 888.472.3244.

 

Complete List of Companies to Watch Winners

 COMPANY       LOCATION  PRIMARY BUSINESS
 A Packaging Systems LLC  La Porte  Manufacturing
 The AME Group  Vincennes  IT Consulting and Maintenance
 Aerodyn Engineering, Inc.  Indianapolis  Aerospace and Defense
 Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.  Merrillville  Manufacturing
 Alexin LLC  Bluffton  Manufacturing
 Aptera Software Inc.  Fort Wayne  Computer Software and Systems
 Blood Hound Underground  Brownsburg  Utility Locating / Leak Detection
 Bluefish Wireless Management Inc.  Indianapolis  Telecommunications
 BlueLock, LLC  Indianapolis  Internet
 MediaSauce  Carmel  Internet
 Bright Automotive, Inc.  Anderson  Automotive Manufacturing
 Kids Kloset  Greenwood  Retail Trade
 Eagle Adjusting Services, Inc.  Noblesville  Financial Services/Insurance
 EHOB, Inc.  Indianapolis  Manufacturing
 eImagine Technology Group, Inc.  Indianapolis  Computer Software and Systems
 Electronic Commerce Inc. (ECI)  Elkhart  Computer Software and Systems
 En'Urga Inc.  West Lafayette  Scientific Research and Development
 ENTAP, Inc.  Indianapolis  Computer Software and Systems
 enVista  Carmel  Management Consulting
 Health Systems International LLC  Indianapolis  Health and Medical Services
 I Power Energy Systems LLC  Anderson  Energy Generation Systems
 iasta  Carmel  eSourcing software & services
 iGoDigital  Fishers  Computer Software and Systems
 Kylin Therapeutics, Inc.  West Lafayette  Scientific Research and Development
 Livemercial  Valparaiso  Online marketing and sales
 Livin' Lite Recreational Vehicles Inc.  Wakarusa  Manufacturing
 My Health Care Manager, LLC  Indianapolis  Health and Medical Services
 NESCO, LLC  Bluffton  Utilities/Energy
 New Carbon Company, Inc  South Bend  Wholesale Trade
 Nyhart  Indianapolis  Financial Services/Insurance
 Omnitech Systems, Inc.  Valparaiso  Manufacturing
 Option Six, Inc.  Bloomington  Management Consulting
 Orbis Education  Indianapolis  Educational Services
 OrthoPediatrics  Warsaw  Medical Device
 Passageways, LLC  West Lafayette  Computer Software and Systems
 PayGOV.US  Indianapolis  Financial Services/Insurance
 Perpetual Technologies, Inc.  Indianapolis  Computer Software and Systems
 Quality Hardwood Sales Inc.  Nappanee  Manufacturing
 Radian Research, Inc.  Lafayette  Research, Development and Manufacture
 Safis Solutions, LLC  Indianapolis  Scientific Research and Development
 Strategic Healthcare Group, LLC  Indianapolis  Healthcare Consulting/Medical Informatics
 SynCare LLC  Indianapolis  Disease and Case Management
 Techshot, Inc.  Greenville  Technology Development
 The RND Group, Inc.  Indianapolis  Computer Software and Systems
 TruPay Corporation  Mishawaka  Financial Services/Insurance
 Unified Group Services Inc.  Anderson  Financial Services/Insurance
 Vontoo  Indianapolis  Telecommunications
 VOT Arthroscopic Solutions LLC  Warsaw  Medical Devices
 WebLink International, Inc.  Indianapolis  Computer Software and Systems
 Wellfount Pharmacy  Indianapolis  Health and Medical Services

About IEDC
Created by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Daniels. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob serves as the chief executive officer of the IEDC.  For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.
 
Media Contact:
Blair West (IEDC) - 317.232.8873 or bwest@iedc.in.gov

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