69. New Horizons Baking Co.

69. New Horizons Baking Co.

Founded in 1995, New Horizons Baking Co. is the largest food manufacturer and distributor in the Midwest, and the fifth largest minority-owned company in Ohio.  Since 2002, Tilmon Brown has presided over the company with over 51% black ownership.

New Horizons bakes soft sandwich buns and English muffins for the food service and Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) industry. The company is a member in McDonald’s USA minority supplier program for the McDonald’s is the company’s largest QSR customer.

The Norwalk, Connecticut-based company operates a satellite office in Fremont, Indiana.  Revenues for the company were approximately $65.3 million in 2008–up 13.3% from the previous year.