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Whitley County's Micropulse honored with Spotlight Award for expansion, job growth

(Talk of the Town photos by Jennifer Zartman Romano) Micropulse, Inc. was honored by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and others last week as a Spotlight Award recipient for their continued expansion and job growth.

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Last week, Whitley County-based Micropulse, Inc. was named as one of six Spotlight Award recipients in the fourth annual Companies to Watch ceremony in Indianapolis.
The accolade, presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, its Small Business Development Center network, Purdue University and the Edward Lowe Foundation, recognizes past "Companies to Watch" honorees that have demonstrated continued growth, success and commitment to Indiana.
Micropulse, Inc., a 2008 "Companies to Watch" recipient, has grown to 217.5 full-time employees. The medical products manufacturer, which specializes in surgical instruments, implants and delivery systems for orthopedics, had 26 percent revenue growth in 2010 and projects 13 percent growth in 2011. Micropulse, Inc. is located in southeast Whitley County on SR 14.
"'Spotlight' award winners are shining examples of the growth and ongoing impact that 'Companies to Watch' recipients have in their communities and beyond," said Mitch Roob, Secretary of Commerce and chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "These five companies deserve our congratulations and our thanks for exemplifying the many strengths of Hoosier businesses."
Other Spotlight Award recipients included:
- Lee and Ryan Environmental Consulting, Inc., a 2010 "Companies to Watch" recipient, has grown from 65 to 135 full-time employees, opened a facility in Atlanta, Ga. and won a $15 million contract for PCB sediment removal in Milwaukee, Wis. this year. The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business had 35 percent revenue growth in 2010 and projects another 60 percent growth this year.
- Livin' Lite Recreational Vehicles, Inc., a 2009 "Companies to Watch" recipient, weathered the RV industry storm and grew from approximately 51 to 77 employees in 2011. With 200 percent revenue growth in 2010, the RV manufacturer expects an 88 percent revenue increase this year due to its new light-weight RV model.
- MainGate, Inc., a 2008 "Companies to Watch" recipient, has worked with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Susan G. Koman for the Cure, Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Churchill Downs and sports teams including the Colts, Redskins, Vikings, Lions, Titans and Chiefs. The event retail and merchandising company has bids going out on the Super Bowl and Big Ten championships.
- POLARIS Laboratories, LLC, a 2008 "Companies to Watch" recipient, provides fluid analysis testing and training services worldwide. With 200 full-time employees, the company had 32 percent revenue growth in 2010 and expects 25 percent revenue growth this year.
The second annual field of "Spotlight" award winners were honored along with this year's 43 "Companies to Watch" recipients at a ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom yesterday. Companies recognized as "Companies to Watch" are privately held businesses incorporated in Indiana, employ six to 150 full-time employees and have between $750,000 to $100 million in annual revenue or capital.

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