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By the numbers

Oldest companies
Harris Beach PLLC (1856)
The Pike Cos. (1873)
American Packaging Corp. (1901)
Van Zile Travel Service (1911)
Hammer Packaging (1912)

Youngest companies
ProNexus LLC (2012)
Emerge (2012)
Operation Brain Freeze LLC (2011)
Biomaxx Inc. (2010)
Hamilton Stern Construction LLC (2010)
Premier Laser Spa (2010)

Changes in rank
 Went up: 20    Went down: 31
 No change: 1    Not ranked last year: 48

Years on the List
Wegmans Food Markets Inc.: 29
Bob Johnson Automotive Inc.: 21
Sutherland Global Services Inc.: 21
Hammer Packaging: 21
Admar Supply Co. Inc.: 20
Bergmann Associates: 19
The Dorschel Automotive Group: 18
Harris Beach PLLC: 18
The Bonadio Group: 17
The Pike Cos.: 17
Wright Beverage Distributing: 16
Century Mold Co. Inc.: 15
Klein Steel Service Inc.: 15
Liberty Pumps Inc.: 15

Years in business
    100 or more (1915 or before): 5
  75-99 (1916-1940): 2
         50-74 (1941-1965): 8
                               25-49 (1966-1990): 27
                                               10-24 (1991-2005): 41
                   Less than 10 (2006 or later): 17

The No. 1 companies of the last 29 years
2015     Mirror Show Management
2014    UTC Retail
2013    Ironwood Heavy Highway LLC
    (Terry Tree Service LLC)
2012    5Linx Enterprises Inc.
2011    Manning & Napier Advisors Inc.
2010    SenDEC Corp.
2009    Auction Direct USA
2008    Turner Bellows Inc.
2007    Ecovation Inc.
2006    Frank Lill & Son Inc.
2005    EMA Design Automation Inc.

Total Employment over the past 20 years

2004    EMA Design Automation Inc.
2003    Global Communications Solutions Inc.
2002    Paetec Communications Inc.
2001    Hover-Davis Inc.
2000    First American Equipment Finance
1999    People’s Pottery (CJF Holdings Inc.)
1998    CVC Inc.
1997    CVC Inc.
1996    Sutherland Global Services Inc.
1995    World of Science Inc.
1994    Synergy Global Solutions Inc.
1993    Synergy Global Solutions Inc.
1992    Sporting Dog Specialties Inc.
1991    O’Connell Electric Co.
1990    The Pike Co.
1989    Computerland of Upstate NY
1988    Leon’s/The Computer Store
1987    Wegmans Food Markets Inc.

10/30/15 (c) 2015 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.

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