Finding The Right Formula for Growth

From joint ventures to divestitures, the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 used a mix of strategies to beat the competition

(Brokerages, real estate firms, and firms that provide professional services such as accounting firms and law offices are not eligible.)

Top 10 Growth Leaders

Company Location 2004 Sales* 2003 Sales* % Increase
Bridgewater Interiors L.L.C. Detroit, MI $645.309 $167.407 285.47
Peebles Atlantic Development Corp. Coral Gables, FL 202.925 82.000 147.47
TAG Holdings L.L.C. Troy, MI 103.000 57.000 80.70
CAMAC International Inc. Houston, TX 987.000 573.347 72.15
Southeast Fuels Inc. Greensboro, NC 55.884 34.238 63.22
Industrial Inventory Solutions (IIS) Cleveland, OH 37.800 24.000 57.50
Telecommunication Systems Inc. Annapolis, MD 142.685 92.100 54.92
Workplace Integrators Bingham Farms, MI 81.000 55.000 47.27
Q3 Industries Columbus, OH 47.000 32.000 46.88
Logistics & Environmental Support Services Corp. (LESCO) Huntsville, AL 73.900 52.000 42.12
*IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. AS OF DEC. 31, 2004. PREPARED BY B.E. RESEARCH. REVIEWED BY THE CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM EDWARDS & CO.

Top Employment Leaders

Company Location Employees Sales* Employee To Sales Ratio
MV Transportation Inc. Fairfield, CA 7981 $271.863 1:34
Manna Inc. Louisville, KY 6250 185.000 1:30
Barden Cos. Inc. Detroit, MI 4055 372.000 1:92
The Bartech Group Inc. Livonia, MI 3400 195.000 1:57
V and J Holding Cos. Inc. Milwaukee, WI 3200 90.000 1:28
Thompson Hospitality Herndon, VA 2650 165.600 1:62
H. J. Russell & Co. Atlanta, GA 1907 304.241 1:160
RS Information Systems Inc. McLean, VA 1800 321.000 1:178
Radio One Inc.** Lanham, MD 1750 363.982 1:208
The Gourmet Cos. Atlanta, GA 1700 167.000 1:98

*IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. AS OF DEC. 31, 2004. PREPARED BY B.E. RESEARCH. REVIEWED BY THE CERTIFIED
PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM EDWARDS & CO.
**RADIO ONE INC. IS PUBLICLY TRADED. THE MAJORITY OWNERSHIP OF VOTING CLASS STOCK IS HELD BY AFRICAN AMERICANS.

Industrial/Service Summary

  2004 2003 % Change
Total Staff 70,569 74,402 -5.15
Total Sales* $14,292.871 $12,916.875 10.65

*IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, AS OF DEC. 31, 2004. PREPARED BY B.E. RESEARCH. REVIEWED BY THE CERTIFIED
PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM EDWARDS & CO. 
FINDING THE RIGHT FORMULA FOR GROWTH

 

 

 

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