4 5 SEPT. / OCT. 2017 Contents 3 EDITOR’S NOTE 6 OPENING LINES 22 EXECUTIVE VIEW FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES 32 DEVFACTO Software that humans love to use 40 RWDI A top environmental consulting firm 48 FCP EURO European car parts online FOOD AND BEVERAGE 58 THE ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION An interview with Laura Batcha 68 NATURE’S TOUCH FROZEN FOODS The finest frozen fruits and vegetables TECHNOLOGY 82 BLYTHECO LLC Solutions and services ENERGY AND MINING 92 NORMANDEAU ASSOCIATES Environmental consultants 104 PESA The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association 110 STRESS ENGINEERING SERVICES Providing engineered solutions 116 UNITED PIPING, INC. Where the action is CONFERENCE & CONVENTION CENTERS 126 THE ALBUQUERQUE CONVENTION CENTER Uniquely New Mexican 134 THE ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER Atlantic City means business 142 THE CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER The northeast’s premier meeting destination 148 THE GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER At the heart of downtown Atlanta 154 KENTUCKY VENUES New brand, new venues 160 THE PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER The heart of downtown CITY VIEW 170 CREST HILL, ILLINOIS Celebrating growth 176 HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA Progress, innovation, opportunity 186 HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY Wellness, infrastructure, neighborhoods = success 194 LOS BANOS, CALIFORNIA At the crossroads of California 200 WEIRTON, WEST VIRGINIA Success in unity MARINE VIEW 212 OCEAN MARINE GROUP A boating industry top 100 dealer 218 STRONG’S MARINE Home of super service 226 MISTY HARBOR BOATS Not your grandfather’s pontoon 234 PINMAR USA Having the best of the best 238 SKIPPER BUDS Family-owned, family-oriented FRANCHISING 248 ANNEX BRANDS Filling an expanding niche SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS 262 ICE RIVER SPRINGS WATER COMPANY Changing the way you see bottled water 268 BALLARD TRUCK CENTERS Doing the right thing 276 SONSRAY, INC. Heavy equipment and more 284 CENTRAL MACHINERY SALES Agricultural and construction equipment 290 FOSS MARITIME COMPANY Always safe, always ready Continuously improving is at the core of BrandPoint Services’ DNA. Every job is surveyed and reviewed as part of our quality-control process, ensuring that we delivered on our promise. But we don’t stop there. We find opportunities to deliver an even better experience from location to location, project to project. When you choose BrandPoint, you won’t need to manage multiple suppliers. From painting and flooring to repairs and remodeling, BrandPoint is the solution for expert project management and quality work across North America. Learn how BrandPoint Services can help you improve your next multi-site program. 800.905.4342 © 2016 BrandPoint Services, Inc. PAINTING • GRAPHICS • FLOORING • SURVEYING • GENERAL REPAIRS Improving