Indiana Names 41 ‘Companies to Watch’

By: Indiana Economic Development Corporation Last Updated: July 15, 2010

Forty one companies from 18 Indiana counties have earned a place in Indiana's third 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 capital.

"Firms like these named 'Companies to Watch' continue to be the catalyst that is fueling Indiana's emergence from a turbulent national economy," said Mitch Roob, Secretary of Commerce and chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "Congratulations to this exemplary group of Indiana businesses that continue to invest in their communities and create new jobs in all corners of our state."

The 41 "Companies to Watch," which were named after evaluating more than 300 nominations for the awards, represent industries ranging from alternative energy development to food production and industrial gear makers to information technology firms.

The 41 chosen companies project to have combined revenues in excess of $500 million and create nearly 1,000 new jobs this year. The revenue projections represent an increase of more than $100 million from 2009.

With major sponsorship from Premier Capital Corporation, 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, Colorado, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. The program is also sponsored in part by Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Katz Sapper & Miller and KeyBank.

The 41 "Companies to Watch" will be honored at an Aug. 26 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 Honorees

Company

Location

Primary Business

360 Services

Indianapolis

Food Service Cleaning

Alliance LLC

Valparaiso

Magnetics Manufacturing

Amatrol Inc.

Jeffersonville

Technical Education Program Development

Apparatus Inc.

Indianapolis

IT Consulting

Archway Technology Partners Inc.

Indianapolis

Computer Software and Systems

Benefit Associates Inc.

Indianapolis

HR Consulting

BidPal Network LLC

Indianapolis

Online Auction Service

Blue Horseshoe

Carmel

Computer Software and Systems

Chapman Kelly Inc.

Jeffersonville

Benefits Management Service

Ciholas Technologies

Evansville

Electronics Systems Development

Communication Company of South Bend Inc.

South Bend

Security and Communications Systems

Delivra

Indianapolis

Email Marketing

DWA Healthcare Communications Group

Carmel

Medical Education Technology

ECO Lighting Solutions

Fishers

Energy Efficient Lighting Systems

Garrity Tool Company

Indianapolis

CNC

Heartland Sweeteners

Carmel

Food Manufacturing

HMC Inc.

Princeton

Welding and Gear Manufacturing

Imavex LLC

Noblesville

Internet Marketing

Information Technology Architects

Evansville

IT Services

Inovateus Solar LLC

South Bend

Solar Energy Development

Jack Laurie Floors LLC

Ft. Wayne

Commercial and Residential Flooring

JH Specialty Inc.

Ft. Wayne

Internet Marketing

L&D Mailmasters

New Albany

Direct Marketing

Lee and Ryan Environmental Consulting Inc.

Greenfield

Environmental Consulting

Mainstreet Property Group LLC

Cicero

Real Estate Development

Mansfield-King

Indianapolis

Personal Products Manufacturing

Matrix Integration

Jasper

IT Services

Med-Mizer, Inc.

Batesville

Health care manufacturing

Prairie Quest Inc.

Ft. Wayne

IT Services

Private Fleet Backhaul, LLC

Anderson

Transportation

RCR Technology Corporation

Indianapolis

IT Services

Reliance Machine Company

Muncie

Manufacturing

RICS Software

Indianapolis

Retail Management Software

RKO Enterprises

Madison

Manufacturing

Scale Computing

Indianapolis

IT Storage

Seven Corners Inc.

Carmel

Insurance

Shuttleworth Inc.

Huntington

Materials Handling Services

Slingshot SEO

Indianapolis

Search Engine Optimization

Smithville Digital LLC

Elletsville

Digital Data Transmission

Solstice Medical LLC

Ft. Wayne

Health care IT

Vasc-Alert LLC

West Lafayette

Health Care Development