DENVER — Friday, June 22, 2012 — The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, in partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, is honoring 50 second stage companies from across the state as part of the “Colorado Companies to Watch” annual ceremony June 22. Gateway Products, Incorporated in Holly, nominated by Lisa Nolder of PCDI, was selected as one of the 50 outstanding companies in the state.
“This year’s Colorado Companies to Watch winners show the impact small business has on our economy and demonstrate why Colorado is one of the nation’s leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper.
“We want to congratulate each of these companies and wish them continued success.” In its fourth year, the Colorado Companies to Watch program recognizes the top 50 second stage companies in the state. These growth-oriented companies account for nearly 39 percent of the state’s economy in terms of sales and are responsible for 34 percent of all the jobs created.
“Small businesses are the cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and a vital part of our economic recovery,” said Ken Lund, Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The winners tonight employed nearly 2,000 and had combined revenue of $377 million. We are delighted to be part of the Colorado Companies to Watch program to highlight their accomplishments.”
Gateway Products Incorporated specializes in equine-related and small animal products and was founded in 1976 in Holly by Ted Simon. The family continues to run the operation today. Located on South Main Street in Holly, the business employees 31 persons, with plans to add two more next year. Approximately 250 products are manufactured and delivered to all 50 states in the U.S., including GPH, Human Health Supplements, according to the company website, www.su-perstore.com.
According to Darla Scranton, PCDI executive secretary, Lisa Nolder, Marsha Willhite, PCDI Board Member and Holly Town Administrator, Brad Simon of Gateway Products and several employees, were on hand Friday at the ceremonies on the Front Range, honoring Gateway and other companies for their accomplishments.
by Russ Baldwin
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