25. PRWT Services Inc.

Last year was a stellar one for PRWT Service Inc. who moved up 32 places on the BE Industrial/Service Companies list from No. 57.

The Philadelphia-based pharmaceutical manufacturer increased its sales by 120%; grew its staff from 1,200 to 1,500 employees and acquired a manufacturing facility from Merck & Co. through its wholly owned subsidiary Cherokee Pharmaceuticals L.L.C.

With its latest acquisition, PRWT Services is now the first minority-owned Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturer in the United States.

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