Fast Track 50


The Central New York Business Journal

December 6, 2006
By: Norman Poltenson


Explaining Fast Track 50

Fast Track 50 is a program designed to recognize the 50 fastest-growing companies in Central New York. The criteria are simple: Be an independent, for-profit, privately or publicly owned company; be headquartered or have a large presence in Central New York ; and have a four-year operating history.

We then added together each corporation's revenue and employment growth, weighting sales over employment by a factor of two to one. To get this data, The Business Journal and its media partners first solicited nominations from the business community. We then requested the accounting firm of Fust Charles Chambers LLP to review four years of financials, enter the responses, and calculate the percentage of growth.

The Business Journal recognizes the Fast Track 50 winners through distribution of over 16,000 copies of a special publication containing their company profiles and a detailed list in descending order of their growth. To be fair, the companies were divided into two groups — those with more than $10 million in annual revenue and those with less than $10 million. Further, we recognize these stellar performers at a luncheon on Dec. 6, where each will receive well-deserved accolades before hundreds of members of the business community.

Why is Fast Track 50 important? These companies are the collective engine that's pulling the area's economy. Despite the unfriendly business climate in New York State , these 50 aggressive companies continue to invest and expand. They serve as positive corporate models for the rest of us. These are the companies to watch.

The winners represent the diverse economy we find in Central New York. They include banks, high-tech companies, and old-line manufacturers. Add to this list retailers, advertising agencies, health-care providers, law firms, and engineering firms.

That's why it's important to recognize Fast Track 50. We all need to applaud those who are leading the way to our economic prosperity.

None of this, however, would have been possible without the help of our sponsors —HSBC; Fust Charles Chambers; and Scolaro, Shulman, Cohen, Fetter & Burstein — who all deserve praise for stepping up to the plate financially, because they recognize the contribution made by the area's fastest-growing companies and want to cheer on their efforts.

Join the hundreds who have already signed up for the luncheon on Dec. 6 to applaud the Fast Track 50.

And if you didn't submit a nomination this year, you'll get another chance in 2007.

 

Mr.Bernhardt. JGB Enterprises, Inc.
Mr.Bernhardt

Explaining Fast Track 50
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Explaining Fast Track 50

JGB Enterprises, Inc.

TOP RANKS: FAST TRACK 50 (Over $10 Million)
Ranked by Growth Rate (%)
Rank
Name Address Phone/Fax Rank Web Site and/or E-Mail
Telephone/Fax/Web Site
Growth Rate (%)
Employees
Products/Services
Key Officer
Year Estab.
2002
2003
2004
2005
1Environmental Products & Services of Vermont, Inc.
532 State Fair Blvd. Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 451-6666/457-6652 www.epsofvermont.com35.9535883103 identification, monitoring, correction, & prevention of environmental problems Kevin Lynch, Branch Manager2000
2Mohawk Global Logistics
152 Air Cargo Road, Suite 303 North Syracuse, NY 13212
(315) 455-3003/455-3032 www.mohawkglobal.com32.523 283340freight forwarder Gar Grannell, President 1970
3 Sensis Corporation
85 Collamer Crossings
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 445-0550/446-2209 www.sensis.com 29269385 461 559 provider of sensors, information processing, simulation & modeling, and navigation technology Judson Gostin, President & CEO 1985
4 Empire Recycling Corporation
64 North Genesee St. Utica, NY 13503
(315) 724-7161/724-0167 www.empirerecycling.com 25.8 75 85 90 100 recycling center for metals and paper Steven Kowalsky, President & CEO 1916
5 Hand Held Products, Inc. 700 Visions Drive, PO Box 208 Skaneateles Falls, NY 13153 (800) 582-4263/685-0049 www.handheld.com 23.1 543 567 744 930 mfr. of data collection and communication solutions; image-based data collection products Kevin R. Jost, CEO 1972
6 Tessy Plastics Corp.
488 State Rte. 5 West Elbridge, NY 13060
(315) 689-3924/689-7393 www.tessy.com 20.2 380 430 480 490 custom injection molder & assembler of medical, electronic, consumer, & bus.-machine components & assemblies Roland Beck, President & CEO 1973
7 Strategic Computer Solutions, Inc. 5788 Widewaters Pkwy. DeWitt, NY 13214 (315) 446-5555/446-3039 www.scsinet.com 19 52 53 56 89 IT company James Carrick, CEO 1977
8 Beacon Federal 6311 Court Street Road East Syracuse, NY 13057 (315) 433-0111/362-5636 www.beaconfederal.com 18.7 85 92 85 99 mutual savings association providing basic banking products Ross J. Prossner, CEO 1953
9 JGB Enterprises, Inc. 115 Metropolitan Drive Liverpool, NY 13088 (315) 451-2770/451-8502 www.jgbhose.com 14.9 149 169 185 190 assembler and supplier hydraulic hose, fuel, & water-systems products Robert Zywicki, President 1977
10 PAR Technology Corporation 8383 Seneca Turnpike PAR Technology Park New Hartford, NY 13413-4991 (315) 738-0600/738-0562 www.partech.com 14.6 1,188 1,270 1,450 1,683 provider of management technology solutions John W. Sammon, Jr., Chairman &CEO 1968
11 ABC Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc.
110 Factory Ave. Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 455-7083/455-3182 www.abcrefrigeration.com 14.6 100 94 100 130 sales, service, & installation of HVAC/R Carmen Ligoci, President 1950
12 Barden Homes 2192 Thomas Albert Drive Tully, NY 13159 (800) 945-9400/295-2789 www.bardenhomes.com 14.4 210 225 250 260 builders Kevin Tomko, CEO Mark Barden, President 1909
13 Kinney Drugs, Inc.
520 East Main St. Gouverneur, NY 13642
(315) 287-3600/287-3179 www.kinneydrugs.com 13.9 1,128 1,323 1,482 1,678 regional pharmacy retailer providing health-related products and services Craig Painter, President & CEO 1903
14 Laboratory Alliance of CNY, LLC
113 Innovation Lane Liverpool, NY 13088
(315) 453-7200/461-3030 www.laboratoryalliance.com 11.5 300 307 325 349 testing laboratory Michael R. O'Leary, M.D., Corporate Medical Director 1998
15 OP-Tech Environmental Svcs., Inc.
6392 Deere Road Syracuse, NY 13206
(315) 463-1643/463-9764 www.op-tech.us 11.3 115 115 135 140 environmental and industrial cleaning, spill response, contaminated site cleanup Christopher Polimino, CEO 1991
16 Jay-K Lumber
8448 Seneca Turnpike New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 735-4475/735-0049 www.usawood.com 10.3 63 64 75 80 building supplies Dean Kelly, President 1937
17 InfiMed, Inc. 121 Metropolitan Drive Liverpool, NY 13088 (315) 453-4545/453-4550 www.infimed.com 9.99 64 73 81 manufacturer of digital medical imaging processors Brian Fleming, President 1983
18 Eric Mower and Associates, Inc.
500 Plum Street Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 466-1000/466-2000 www.mower.com 9.89 175 170 207 212 marketing communications agency Eric Mower, CEO 1968
19 Meridian Group of New York, Inc.
The Professional Offices at Mill Square 502 Court St., Suite 402Utica, NY 13502
(315) 368-0404/368-0303 www.mghelp.com 9.26 6 6 6 8 employee-benefits programs, insurance, and investment services Ross W. Kraft, President
20

Meier Supply Co., Inc.

123 Brown St. Johnson City, NY 13790

(607) 797-7700/797-4303 www.meiersupply.com 9.21 78 86 92 96 whole distributor for heating, cooling, ventilation, & refrigeration industries Frank A. Meier, President & CEO 1957
21 CXtec
5404 South Bay Road Syracuse, NY 13221
(315) 476-3000/455-1800 www.cxtec.com 9.13 270 309 316 311 provider of new & pre-owned networking & technology equipment William Pomeroy, CEO 1978
22 Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co. Inc.
6926 Fly Road East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 437-2881/437-5160 www.bobcatofcny.com 8.43 115 110 114 118 parts, rental, sales, svc., & leasing for material handling & compact construction equip. George Johnson, CEO David Schneckenburger, President
23 Barton & Loguidice, PC
290 Elwood Davis Road Syracuse, NY 13220
(315) 457-5200/451-0052 8.22 126 123 139 144 full-service, multi-disciplined engineering firm Nicholas J. Pinto. President & CEO 1961
24 Seneca Data Distributors Inc.
7401 Round Pond Road North Syracuse, NY 13212
(315) 433-1160/433-0945 www.senecadata.com 7.8 106 126 132 144 manufacturer of computer systems, servers, notebooks, peripherals, & network connectivity solutions Kevin Conley, CEO 1979
25 Nice 'N Easy Grocery Shoppes, Inc.
7840 Oxbow Road Canastota, NY 13032
(315) 697-2287/697-9858 www.niceneasy.com 6.69 395 401 465 498 convenience, food-service, fuel stores John MacDougall, CEO 1980
26

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

One Lincoln Center Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 218-8000/218-8100 www.bsk.com 4.48 357 360 393 371 full-service law firm James E. Mackin, Chair, Exec. Committee & Managing Partner 1897
27 C&S Engineers, Inc. 499 Col. Eileen Collins Blvd. North Syracuse, NY 13212 (315) 455-2000/455-9667 www.cscos.com 1.64 288 278 285 289 full-service engineering firm Orrin B. MacMurray, President & CEO 1968