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50 Fastest Growing Companies Honored At Columbia Ceremony

Oct 13, 2021 12:03PM ● By David Dykes

BioPure, South Carolina's Number 1 Fastest Growing Company

By Donna Isbell Walker

Associate Editor

The SC 50 Fastest Growing Companies were honored Oct. 12, 2021, at a recognition ceremony at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. 

Simpsonville-based bioPURE, a microbial disinfection company, was named No. 1. 

The competition recognizes achievements of top-performing private and publicly owned companies headquartered in South Carolina that have contributed to the state’s economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment.  

More than 200 representatives of businesses around the state attended the event, which featured a keynote address by South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina received the South Carolina Economic Impact Award, which recognizes companies headquartered in the state that have produced extraordinary results.

To be eligible, a company must have been in operation for at least 10 consecutive fiscal years, generated revenues of $100 million in the last fiscal year for judging, and shown a commitment to the community and its footprint in the state. 

Four companies were honored with the South Carolina Excellence in Business Awards. Palmetto GBA, a Columbia-based provider of claims and transaction processing, received the Employee Retention Award, while Langston Construction Company of Piedmont took the Client Retention Award. 

Also honored were South Carolina Steel of Taylors, which received the Revenue Growth Award, and Marleylilly, an ecommerce boutique based in Greer, which won the Philanthropy Award.

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the SC Fastest Growing Companies awards, presented by The Capital Corporation and co-sponsored by Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, Charleston Business Magazine, HUB International Carolinas Insurance and Morgan Stanley|The Pebble Group. 

This year, the list was expanded from 25 to 50 businesses. 

The 50 companies honored at the event were:

1. BioPURE

2. Industrial Project Innovation

3. SteelCore Industrial


5. Luxor Scientific LLC

6. Logisticus Group

7. Kelley Engineering

8. Adapt Forward 

9. Blue Sky Specialty Pharmacy

10. Catch Talent LLC

11. Palmetto Fortis Marketing LLC

12. ClaimLogiq

13. TerraStride Inc.

14. Preferred Home Services

15. Frampton Construction

16. SC Steel LLC

17. Stokes & Company CPAs

18. PrideStaff

19. Capital Waste Services

20. SEJ Services LLC

21. Diesel Laptops

22. Eye Health America

23. MedTrust Holdings Inc.

24. Matt O’Neill Real Estate

25. Creative Builders Inc. 

26. Clear Touch

27. Langston Construction Company of Piedmont LLC

28. Vapor Apparel

29. Jeff Cook Enterprises LLC

30. Sunny Days Entertainment LLC

31. National Land Realty

32. Cantey Foundation Specialists

33. Integrated Biometrics

34. The Marleylilly LLC

35. Blue Haven Pools—Charleston 

36. Cantey Tech Consulting

37. Docugraphics LLC

38. Kopis

39. Thorne Ambulance Service

40. JEAR Logistics

41. AFF Group

42. A3 Communications Inc.

43. Myrtle Beach Hyundai

44. Custom Equipment

45. Plus-Plus USA

46. J. Musselman Construction Inc.

47. Spartanburg Meat Processing

48. KRJ Consulting LLC

49. PCI Group Inc.

50. 9Round Franchising LLC

Coming in at Number two, located in Greenville, Industrial Project Innovation is a construction program and project management company.

Ranking third and a Spartanburg headquartered company, SteelCore Industrial is an industrial distributor specializing in industrial, construction and welding supplies.