Leaders in the Fast Lane Have High Rates of Growth
Topping the annual honor roll of the Printing Impressions 400 are its “Fast Track” companies: those with significantly higher rates of year-over-year revenue growth than the majority of other listees. Six of the exceptional strivers are profiled here.
Their stories reaffirm that whatever else may be said about the state of the printing industry, its enterprising business-people still know how to make money in ways that revenue leaders in any other industry would be the first to recognize and endorse.
Although it always seems a bit facile to search for “common denominators” in distinctive stories like these, our “Fast-Track Firms” do exhibit some shared traits of excellence.
One of them, surely, is staying locked onto customer satisfaction as the ultimate objective of everything that happens in the planning and the execution of a job.
Another is scrupulously measuring all steps of execution to make sure that the objective is being upheld.
Not as tangible, but no less crucial, is leadership: engendering the kind of pervasive enthusiasm that inspires pride of accomplishment as it spurs everyone in the organization to make the next job even better than the one that preceded it.
These are best practices that all printing businesses can emulate, and by publishing these exemplary vignettes, that is exactly what we are encouraging all of our readers to do. We salute the Fast-Track companies and to all of the other enterprises joining them on the 2019 Printing Impressions 400 list.
- Alliance, Houston: Percentage Growth 25%
- AWT Labels & Packaging, Minneapolis: Percentage Growth 35%
- Modern Litho, Jefferson City, Mo.: Percentage Growth 25%
- Nosco, Gurnee, Ill.: Percentage Growth 20%
- Phase:3 Marketing and Communications, Atlanta: Percentage Growth 30%
- Premier Graphics, Stratford, Conn.: Percentage Growth 50%