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Duke Brands Places In SC Fastest Growing Companies Competition

Oct 17, 2018 11:33AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Greenville-based Duke Brands placed 22nd in the S.C. Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies competition, an honor that was announced at the annual 25 Fastest Growing Companies Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

PCI Group (Fort Mill), Duke Brands (Greenville), Quality Business Solutions (Travelers Rest), and A3 Communications (Irmo) were honored with S.C. Excellence in Business Awards, while Harper General Contractors (Greenville) received the S.C. Economic Impact Award. Easley's Global Sales Group received the Rising Star Award.

Duke Brands is a family owned and operated private holding company committed to building on its 100-year history of success in food service and production with a portfolio of brands dedicated to quality and attention to customer service long forgotten. Its success is the direct result of the vision of our leadership and the commitment, talent, and integrity of its team. Both Duke Foods and Duke Sandwich Company are subsidiaries of Duke Brands, a family owned and operated private holding company. Duke Brands currently operates a state-of-the-art food manufacturing facility in Easley, S.C. and two Duke Sandwich Co. restaurant locations in Greenville. The corporate headquarters is in Downtown Greenville across from Falls Park.

Now in its 17th year, the S.C. 25 Fastest Growing Companies competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly owned companies that have contributed to the Palmetto State's economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment. The contest was founded as a way to honor the state’s most dynamic businesses and their contributions to our state’s economic vitality. 
The S.C. Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies program was presented by The Capital Corporation and co-sponsored by Integrated Media Publishing (publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine), BDO USA LLP, PNC Bank, Keenan Suggs | HUB, and Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP. 

The SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies, in rank order, are:

1. MedTrust Medical Transport 

2. Diesel Laptops 

3. Frampton Construction 

4. The Hiring Group 

5. Clear Touch Interactive, Inc. 

6. Innovative Vehicle Solutions 

7. RealOp Investments

8. Cantey Foundation Specialists 

9. Equiscript, LLC.

10. Hunter Quinn Homes, LLC. 

11. Source Ortho 

12. Intellectual Capitol 

13. Harper General Contractors

14. 9Round 

15. WCM Global Wealth 

16. National Land Realty

17. PCI Group 

18. Advantage | ForbesBook 

19. Thomas Mechanical 

20. Clayton Construction Company, Inc.

21. Linden Construction 

22. Duke Brands 

23. Jeff Cook Real Estate, LLC 

24. NextGen Supply Chain 

25. Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Methodology: In 2018, companies were judged using a weighted calculation based on year-over-year growth in two categories: revenue and employee headcount. This calculation covered the annual periods from 2015 to 2017. These measurements portray positive change and true growth in any company without regard to industry and position everyone to vie for a prestigious spot among South Carolina's Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies.