52113 Shelby Parkway • Shelby Township, MI 48315 • 586-323-0303
Shelby Township, Mi. - April 9, 2009 - Eagle Manufacturing Corporation has been recognized as one of the 2009 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
Eagle Manufacturing Corporation will be honored at an awards ceremony during the fifth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event, April 30 in Lansing, Mich.
"In today’s economy, Companies to Watch has become a real game changer," says Penny Lewandowski, director of entrepreneurship development at the Edward Lowe Foundation, a nonprofit operating foundation based in Michigan. "It changes the conversation from slow-growth, layoffs and closings, to companies that are expanding, hiring, and moving beyond traditional markets."
"Presenters of the Michigan program recognized this potential since its inaugural year, five years ago," Lewandowski says. "With a vow to find 50 new companies to celebrate each year, Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is now 250 strong. These are the companies that sustain Michigan through tough times and are transforming how the rest of the nation views the state."
From concept to completed project, Eagle Manufacturing Corporation is the "Go-To" supplier for Special Robotic Machine Systems, Punch Tooling, Precision Wire EDM and CNC Machined 3D Models and Components, Aluminum / Renboard Patterns and Ductile Iron Castings.
Brent Short, President of Eagle Manufacturing says, "Our corporate vision is to always provide our clients with the best in manufacturing and quality products that are delivered on time at a competitive price. We want to say Thank You to our families, employees, customers, the Michigan / Macomb county economic development staff and our material suppliers for all the support that has made our business successful and this award possible!"
Companies nominated for the "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch" list must be second-stage companies, defined as having 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants. In addition, the companies must be privately held and headquartered in Michigan.
Winners were selected by judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development and venture capital communities. Judges evaluated the nominees’ demonstrated intent and capacity to grow based on one or more of the following:
National City, now part of PNC, is the lead underwriter for Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Other supporters include Clark Hill PLC, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Michigan Certified Development Corporation, IBM and Dynamic Edge.
Michigan Celebrates Small Business is presented in association with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, Small Business Association of Michigan, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Edward Lowe Foundation.
Information about the 2009 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch program can be found at http://Michigan.CompaniesToWatch.org. For information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business, visit http://MichiganCelebrates.biz.
For more information about Eagle Manufacturing Corporation, visit www.eaglematic.com or contact Jim Housel @ 586-323-0303 x101 or Brent Short x102.