PROFIT 100 ranking: Six of Canada's fastest-growing companies are from
Manitoba-Saskatchewan

PROFIT magazine's annual ranking shows how small and medium-sized businesses can seize opportunity in tough times. For the full ranking, visit www.profit100.com.

TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - Only a select few businesses ever achieve the dramatic growth required to make it onto the PROFIT 100. The accomplishments of this year's PROFIT 100 are all the more remarkable considering the volatile economic climate of the past two years.

Released today, the PROFIT 100 is the definitive annual ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth. The companies that make up this year's ranking have grown their annual revenue by an astounding average of 1,752% over the last five years. Moreover, an impressive 76% turned a profit in last year's sunken economy.

This year, four PROFIT 100 companies hail from Manitoba or Saskatchewan, and two more made the Next 100 list. Of note, Win-Mar Freight Management of Winnipeg is in the No. 2 spot nationally, with 7,304% revenue growth over the past five years.

"The PROFIT 100 winners demonstrate great foresight, agility and tenacity," says Ian Portsmouth, editor of PROFIT. "All managers of small and medium-sized businesses can learn valuable lessons from the Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies, especially which management practices drive growth in today's economy."

    
    PROFIT 100 top performers from Manitoba/Saskatchewan

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    Overall  Company/Business Activity              Headquarters     Revenue
    Rank                                                              Growth
                                                                           %
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    2        Win-Mar Freight Management Inc./
             Logistics provider                         Winnipeg       7,304
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    63       Alliance Grain Traders Inc./
             Food-products processor                      Regina       1,000
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    76       Oreck Canada (Axe Houghton Group
             Inc.)/Distributes Oreck-brand air
             purifiers and vacuums                      Winnipeg         820
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    100      Broadview Networks Inc./IT consulting      Winnipeg         605
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    134      Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods and Oils       Winnipeg         350
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    186      Wellington West Holdings Inc.              Winnipeg         201
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For the full ranking and breakdown of the PROFIT 100, visit www.profit100.com.

About PROFIT Magazine:

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 28 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior managers across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at www.profitmagazine.ca.

SOURCE Rogers Media

For further information: For further information: Louise Leger, louise.leger@rci.rogers.com, (416) 764-4125


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