American Elite Molding Is a Winner in 2016 Florida Companies to Watch Awards by GrowFL

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American Elite Molding, America’s leading manufacturer of nylon cable ties, has been named a 2016 FL Company to Watch in a statewide competition held by economic development group GrowFL. American Elite Molding’s management team, entrepreneurial approach, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award, which showcases 50 Florida companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years.

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American Elite Molding is named a 2016 Florida Company to Watch due to its growth.

We currently manufacture more than 1.5 billion cable ties annually and are on track to double in size within the next five years, reaching $50 million in sales. --American Elite Molding CEO & Founder Robert Sires

American Elite Molding, America’s leading manufacturer of nylon cable ties, is among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. American Elite Molding was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. AEM’s management team, competitive market position, and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award.

“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.

“We are very proud to be named a 2016 Florida Company to Watch, and we thank GrowFL for this honor,” said American Elite Molding CEO and Founder Robert Sires. “Our company has seen double digit growth for the past 12 years while remaining committed to American manufacturing and producing 24/7/365 at our Crestview, Florida facility. We currently manufacture more than 1.5 billion cable ties annually and are on track to double in size within the next five years, reaching $50 million in sales. This would not be possible without the hard work of our fantastic employees, and we will continue to provide an excellent working environment for them through competitive wages, robust benefits, and growth opportunities. We also remain dedicated to providing superior service to our customers, and thank them for the part they play in our success.”

Joining American Elite Molding on the Florida Companies to Watch list are the following Florida-based businesses:

  •     Accusoft (Tampa)
  •     Aerospace Technologies Group (Boca Raton)
  •     Analytics Partners (Jacksonville)
  •     Automotive Broadcasting Network (Jacksonville)
  •     Bracken Engineering, Inc. (Tampa)
  •     Brunet-García (Jacksonville)
  •     CO2Meter, Inc (Ormond Beach)
  •     DirecLogix (Fort Lauderdale)
  •     DynaFire, Inc. (Casselberry)
  •     Fattmerchant (Orlando)
  •     Findsome & Winmore (Orlando)
  •     Gator Cleaning Solutions (Odessa)
  •     GloFX (Tallahassee)
  •     Hell’s Bay Marine, Inc. (Titusville)
  •     HotelPlanner.com (West Palm Beach)
  •     InstaNatural (Orlando)
  •     Interactyx (Bonita Springs)
  •     Interventions Unlimited, Inc. (Oviedo)
  •     IT Authorities (Tampa)
  •     iVenture Solutions, Inc. (Jacksonville)
  •     Jeremiah’s Italian Ice (Winter Park)
  •     Jerry Harvey Audio (Orlando)
  •     JK2 Construction & Scenic (Apopka)
  •     JMX Brands (Sarasota)
  •     Karins Engineering Group, Inc. (Sarasota)
  •     Key Lime Interactive, LLC (Doral)
  •     LeanSwift (Cocoa Beach)
  •     Lumenier (Sarsota)
  •     NetDirector LLC (Tampa)
  •     Optym (Gainesville)
  •     OZNaturals, LLC (West Palm Beach)
  •     Pegasus Transportation (Orlando)
  •     PrimeGroup Insurance (Tampa)
  •     Private Label Skin (St. Petersburg)
  •     Progressive Dental (Clearwater)
  •     Residential Acoustics (Tampa)
  •     RISA (Land O Lakes)
  •     Science First (Yulee)
  •     TerraCom Direct (Melbourne)
  •     That’s Us Technologies (Tampa)
  •     The Spice Lab (Pompano Beach)
  •     VALiNTRY (Winter Park)
  •     Wicked Dolphin Distillery (Cape Coral)
  •     Widerman Malek, PL (Melbourne)
  •     Wood’s Fisheries, Inc. (Port Saint Joe)
  •     Woof Gang Bakery (Orlando)
  •     X-Link Medical Software Interfacing (Land O Lakes)
  •     Xeleum Lighting, LLC (Boynton Beach)
  •     ZIO (Winer Park)

“This is a strong group of companies that deserve this special recognition given annually to the state's top second stage companies,” said Dr. O’Neal. Second-stage companies are defined as those with six to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.

The 50 companies named the 2016 Florida Companies to Watch generated a total of more than $1.1 billion in revenue and added nearly 1,200 employees between 2012 and 2015. Together, the companies project a 30 percent increase in revenue and 33 percent increase in job growth in 2016.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized November 3rd at the Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk, Orlando. For more information, visit growfl.com/flctw16.

American Elite Molding (formerly Bay State Cable Ties) is America’s leading manufacturer of nylon cable ties. Located in Crestview, Florida, our state-of-the-art facility operates 24/7/365 and boasts the most advanced production processes in the U.S. We offer an extensive line of cable ties in a variety of lengths, tensile strengths, and colors, plus accessories such as mounting pads and cable clamps. American Elite Molding’s specialty products include EZ- Off™ ties, releasable ties, custom-printed ties, and HVAC duct straps. All cable ties use virgin nylon 6/6 to guarantee superior quality and are UL Listed and Mil-Spec approved. We maintain a full inventory of all cable ties for Just-in-Time delivery from one of our four new stocking locations to our national distributor network. American Elite Molding is committed to continuous improvement in quality and service in all areas. We focus on customer success as well as satisfaction, and all American Elite Molding products are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For more information, call 1-888-463-3454, visit http://www.AmericanEliteMolding.com, or find us on Facebook.

http://www.AmericanEliteMolding.com

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More About GrowFL:
GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies. Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® — growing existing businesses in a community, region or state — GrowFL is a critical component of the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. Website: growfl.com

About the Edward Lowe Foundation:
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,600-acre home in southwest Michigan.

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