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Diverse Companies in State’s 5 Regions added 6,200 jobs
WATERTOWN, MA – MassEcon, the state’s private sector partner in promoting business growth in Massachusetts, today announced its Sixteenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winners, recognizing 15 companies for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. The companies were selected on the basis of job growth, facility expansion, investment, and community involvement since January 1, 2018. The winners will be honored at a luncheon on November 26, 2019 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, with Citizens Bank as presenting sponsor. A special community leader award will also be announced next week.
The winning companies (listed below) were selected after site visits and a reception with their competitors and judges at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP. The company expansion project’s represent a financial investment over $3.2 billion, more than 4 million square feet, and more than 6,200 jobs added to the state’s economy.
“We applaud the leadership of the Massachusetts’ business community in growing the economy, investing in the state’s workforce, and strengthening the cities and towns they call home,” said Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy. “Today’s awardees represent the diverse cross-section of industries and regions that make Massachusetts unique, and the Baker-Polito Administration will continue to reinforce the Commonwealth’s position as an attractive and competitive place to start and expand your enterprise.”
“Each of the employers has a unique and amazing story,” said Peter Abair, Executive Director of MassEcon, “but they have in common an appreciation for Massachusetts and its most precious resource, its talented and hardworking workers.”
“Congratulations to all the winners for this well-earned recognition of their commitment to the long term growth and success of the Massachusetts economy,” said Jerry Sargent, President, Citizens Bank, Massachusetts. “Citizens Bank is pleased to partner with MassEcon to celebrate these companies whose leadership, strength and innovation is benefitting our neighbors and our neighborhoods.”
SIXTEENTH Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award Winners
|Process Cooling Systems
|Greater Boston||Encore Boston Harbor
|Northeast||F.H. Cann & Associates
|L. Knife & Son
|Pilot Precision Products
|Berkshire Food Co-op
About the Winning Companies
Greater Boston Winners
Gold: Encore Boston Harbor of Everett–Luxury hotel resort accommodations, five-star dining, gaming, shopping, and more.
Silver: Smartsheet of Boston – Leading cloud-based platform for work execution, enabling teams and organizations to plan, capture, manage, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes
Bronze: Servier Pharmaceuticals of Boston – Commercial-stage biotech company with treatments for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Gold: Insulet of Acton –Global leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with new headquarters and U.S. manufacturing facility in Acton
Silver: Cogmedix of West Boylston –Medical device manufacturing company with a niche in laser and optical equipment, dental and aesthetic lasers
Bronze: Process Cooling Systems of Leominster –Designs, builds, and installs large-scale chilled water systems/industrial cooling systems for manufacturing businesses
Gold: F.H. Cann & Associates of North Andover–Certified woman-owned/family-owned and operated organization that provides call center, answering, debt collection, and loan resolution services for student loans
Silver: Cedars Foods of Haverhill – Producer of hummus and other Mediterranean foods for major retailers/supermarkets, with a new manufacturing facility to double its annual productions output
Bronze: Plenus Group of Lowell –Soup and sauce manufacturer and go-to product development specialists for private label products served, utilized, and sold across a broad range of foodservice applications.
Gold: Raw Seafoods of Fall River –Family-owned and operated company established in 1998 that manufactures and distributes fresh and frozen commodity and value added seafood products. Customers include Club Stores, high end retailers, broad line distributors, and specialty wholesale distributors throughout North America
Silver: Siemens Healthineers of East Walpole –Leading medical technology company in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics, molecular medicine, digital health, and enterprise services, with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents globally.
Bronze: L. Knife & Son of Kingston –Wholesale distributor of beer, ale, porter, and other malt beverages with an expanded facility to efficiently manage the storage and selection process for young and more well-known brands
Gold: Agri-Mark of West Springfield –Plant makes butter sold under Agri-Mark’s Cabot brand name and under store-brand names for Big Y, Stop & Shop and Hannaford and others.
Silver: Pilot Precision Products of South Deerfield –World’s largest supplier of industrial broaches and small, round cutting tools from duMONT Minute Man® Industrial Broaches and Hassay Savage broaching tools, and is the exclusive American distributor of Magafor® and GMauvaisUSATM products
Bronze: Berkshire Food Co-op of Great Barrington –Founded by local families who wanted to provide to provide the community with a place to shop, gather, eat, and learn by offering good food and sustainable products at reasonable prices through cooperative ownership and responsible business practices
Bringing the public and private sectors together, MassEcon, a statewide economic development non-profit, champions Massachusetts as the best place to start, grow, or locate a business. www.massecon.com.
ABOUT TEAM MASSACHUSETTS
Team Massachusetts is the informal name given to a consortium of state and quasi-public economic development agencies, such as MassDevelopment, Mass Office of Business Development, MOITI, and the Mass Life Sciences Center, as well as private sector organizations focused on economic development in Massachusetts, such as MassEcon, MassBio, and MassMedic.
ABOUT Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $162.7 billion in assets as of June 30, 2019. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 2,900 ATMs and approximately 1,100 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services, including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest rate products, and asset finance. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.