ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA., AUG. 8, 2019—
Centerline Brackets, a division of Centerline Steel, LLC, has been named among 2019 Florida Companies to Watch by GrowFL following a rigorous finalist process. This prestigious awards program honors select companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities and broadening new industries. Centerline is one of only 50 companies honored by GrowFL this year.
“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,”
says Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL’s executive director. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets.”
GrowFL’s Florida Companies to Watch program—now in its ninth year—seeks out businesses in a wide range of industries representing all areas of the state from metropolitan to rural. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities and within the state, thus deeming them “worth watching.”
“We’re proud to be chosen among Florida Companies to Watch in 2019,”
says Tracy Smith, CEO and managing partner of Centerline Brackets. “We are passionate about what we do, and while passion alone doesn’t drive success, it helps set the pace and intensity of Centerline’s operations.”
Smith and her husband and business partner, Chris, launched Centerline Brackets in 2012 in their hometown of St. Augustine when they discovered a huge demand amid residential and commercial construction for support brackets—made in America from 100 percent American steel—of the highest-possible quality.
The secret to Centerline’s success? “I believe it’s due to our fanatical commitment to customer service and producing the best product possible,”
Smith says. “We also have a strong work ethic, and look for employees who share that commitment.”
Honorees of this year’s awards will be fêted at the 9th Annual Florida Companies to Watch celebration on Nov. 14, 2019, at Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk in Orlando. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit https://www.growfl.com/flctw19/about-flctw
GrowFL was created in 2009 as an economic-development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next-level growth through strategic research, peer learning and leadership development, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them toward prosperity. GrowFL is an official partner of the Edward Lowe Foundation. Learn more at www.GrowFL.com
About Centerline Brackets
Founded in 2012, Centerline Brackets, a division of Centerline Steel, LLC, is a majority-woman/family-owned company dedicated to uncompromising product quality coupled with superior customer service. All brackets are made from American steel and manufactured in Centerline’s state-of-the-art facilities in St. Augustine, Fla. In addition to its portfolio of countertop supports meeting the greatest number of conventional needs, Centerline’s full-service shop manufactures custom products to match any customer specifications. For more information, visit www.CountertopBracket.com
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