High-flying manufacturers: PROFIT 200 wants you

Are you managing a fast-growing manufacturing company? If the answer is “yes,” the PROFIT 200 wants you!

March 3, 2011   by PLANT STAFF

TORONTO: Are you managing a fast-growing manufacturing company? If the answer is “yes,” the PROFIT 200 wants you!

PROFIT magazine, a Rogers Media business publication, is calling for nominations for the definitive list of Canada’s fastest growing companies based on five-year revenue growth. Those who make the top 200 will be among the high-fliers of Canadian business.

“When I launched my first business,” says Dragons’ Den’s Robert Herjavec, “I had two goals in mind: to survive, and to make the PROFIT 100 ranking.”

Herjavec, CEO of The Herjavec Group, achieved both. So did Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie of Research in Motion, Clive Beddoe of WestJet Airlines and Tony Lacavera of Wind Mobile and Globalive Communications.


Marport, a St. John’s, NL manufacturer of acoustic sensing technologies, communication instruments and software, earned the number five spot in last year’s PROFIT 100 with five-year growth of 5,234%.

“I think it’s a significant honour and also a reflection that we’re probably doing some things that are right,” said Karl Kenny, Marport’s president ad CEO. “It’s an award for the whole company, the people that make this [business] happen.”

These CEOs understood the benefits of participating in Canada’s most exciting business ranking and awards program. Since 1989, the ranking of Canada’s fastest-growing companies has celebrated the success of the best and brightest from all sectors of the economy. Now in its 23rd year, it’s expanding to give full recognition to 200 of the nation’s most entrepreneurial companies – which is why it has been renamed the PROFIT 200.

If you manage a fast-growing Canadian company or know someone who does, submit a nomination today. An entry form can be found here. PROFIT will honour the top 200 companies in its special June issue and at the ninth annual PROFIT 200 CEO Summit for entrepreneurs.

Winning firms are backed by a national publicity campaign that generates extensive consumer and trade media coverage. The top 20 Quebec-based winners will also be featured in L’actualité magazine.

Candidates and nominators looking for more information can call the toll-free PROFIT 200 hotline at 1-800-713-GROW or click here . The entry deadline is March 31, 2011.

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