GrowFL Names Centerline a 2019 “Florida Companies to Watch” Finalist
Honorees of ninth-annual awards program to be unveiled in July.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA., JUNE 14, 2019
—Centerline Brackets, a division of Centerline Steel, LLC, was among the first round of the 2019 Florida Companies to Watch finalists recently announced by GrowFL. The prestigious awards event honors select companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities and broadening new industries. Finalists were selected from 224 applicable companies.
The Florida Companies to Watch program—now in its ninth year—consists of two rounds of selections. Finalists advance to the second round, where they will be further evaluated based on their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, services or processes, philanthropy and empowered employees.
“We applaud these first-round finalists who have shown how they stand out in their regions as innovative business leaders, going to the next level to grow their companies,”
says Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL’s executive director. “They are true rock stars.”
GrowFL’s Florida Companies to Watch is specifically designed to seek out second-stage businesses from a wide range of industries representing all areas of the state—not solely in major metropolitan areas. 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 honored to be considered among Florida Companies to Watch in 2019,
” says Tracy Smith, cofounder and CEO of Centerline Brackets. “Simply to be named a finalist in this year’s program validates our hard work and dedication to our customers, employees and community since we launched in 2012. We laud all award candidates statewide for their contributions to enhancing Florida’s standing as an economic powerhouse in the global marketplace.”
Honorees for this year’s awards will be announced next month. The 9th Annual Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration will take place Nov. 14, 2019, at Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk in Orlando. Tickets go on sale June 19. 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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