Company Awards


2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Awards

The Leading EDGE awards program identifies mid-market companies creating value for themselves and for the Northeast Ohio region at large. Sponsored by the nonprofit Entrepreneurs EDGE (Economic Development through Growth & Entrepreneurship), the Leading EDGE awards are the result of months of survey and data compilation of the region’s most innovative middle-market companies. 

2009, 2010 and 2011 Business Growth Award

The Business Growth Awards recognize and honor businesses from a seven-county region that have achieved superior growth in sales and/or employment over the past five years.


2008 and 2009 Awards

Since its inception in 1987, the Weatherhead 100 has been the event that showcases the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio. Qualifying companies must show consistent growth over the last five years. The Weatherhead 100 list--objectively determined annually and highly regarded throughout the region--is a testament to hard work, commitment, innovation, and the dream to succeed.


100% Safety Award Winner 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Companies with the best safety records during the year are honored at their annual awards event. Awards are determined and provided by BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene.



NEO Success Award 2012


Since 1995, the NEO Success Awards have celebrated the success of Northeast Ohio's top-performing companies.  The NEO Success Awards program annually recognizes the top-performing companies in Northeast Ohio. NEO Success Award winners reflect our region’s determination to expand and revitalize its economic status. The NEO Success Award is unique in its combined measurement of success in sales, growth and profitability.  



Economic Development Corporation, Medina, Ohio 2012 and 2013


 The awards recognize Medina County businesses and individuals that have achieved significant and positive results in terms of innovation, capital investment, small business enterprise, entrepreneurship and community involvement.




2002 Employee Ownership Leadership Award




 1997 Meeker County Minnesota Development 

Corporation Development Award






Falcon Industries Gets ESOP AWARD

Falcon Industries has earned the 2002 Ohio Employee Ownership Leadership Award for "Getting Its ESOP Off to a Good Start". The Award was presented at the 16th annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference on Friday, April 12. The Ohio Employee Ownership Conference recognizes the successes of Ohio's employee-owned business community. The 2002 conference theme was "Employee Ownership: Building Better Communities."Read More...


The Network News: Tri State Manufacturers' Association Newletter

Company of the Month: Falcon Industries, Inc.

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Falcon Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of conveyor and mixing screws and various metal-formed flighting products – all of which are components used in products that “move material” as part of an operating process. Located in the small community of Cosmos, MN, Falcon Industries is one of just a handful (perhaps five?) companies in the entire country that specialize in this product line. Read More...

By, Sandy Kashmark