50 Fastest Growing Companies Honored At Columbia CeremonyOct 13, 2021 12:03PM ● By David Dykes
BioPure, South Carolina's Number 1 Fastest Growing Company
By Donna Isbell Walker
The SC 50 Fastest Growing Companies were honored Oct. 12, 2021, at a recognition ceremony at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Simpsonville-based bioPURE, a microbial disinfection company, was named No. 1.
The competition recognizes achievements of top-performing private and publicly owned companies headquartered in South Carolina that have contributed to the state’s economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment.
More than 200 representatives of businesses around the state attended the event, which featured a keynote address by South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.
BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina received the South Carolina Economic Impact Award, which recognizes companies headquartered in the state that have produced extraordinary results.
To be eligible, a company must have been in operation for at least 10 consecutive fiscal years, generated revenues of $100 million in the last fiscal year for judging, and shown a commitment to the community and its footprint in the state.
Four companies were honored with the South Carolina Excellence in Business Awards. Palmetto GBA, a Columbia-based provider of claims and transaction processing, received the Employee Retention Award, while Langston Construction Company of Piedmont took the Client Retention Award.
Also honored were South Carolina Steel of Taylors, which received the Revenue Growth Award, and Marleylilly, an ecommerce boutique based in Greer, which won the Philanthropy Award.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the SC Fastest Growing Companies awards, presented by The Capital Corporation and co-sponsored by Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, Charleston Business Magazine, HUB International Carolinas Insurance and Morgan Stanley|The Pebble Group.
This year, the list was expanded from 25 to 50 businesses.
The 50 companies honored at the event were:
2. Industrial Project Innovation
3. SteelCore Industrial
4. FLEXSPACE 360
5. Luxor Scientific LLC
6. Logisticus Group
7. Kelley Engineering
8. Adapt Forward
9. Blue Sky Specialty Pharmacy
10. Catch Talent LLC
11. Palmetto Fortis Marketing LLC
13. TerraStride Inc.
14. Preferred Home Services
15. Frampton Construction
16. SC Steel LLC
17. Stokes & Company CPAs
19. Capital Waste Services
20. SEJ Services LLC
21. Diesel Laptops
22. Eye Health America
23. MedTrust Holdings Inc.
24. Matt O’Neill Real Estate
25. Creative Builders Inc.
26. Clear Touch
27. Langston Construction Company of Piedmont LLC
28. Vapor Apparel
29. Jeff Cook Enterprises LLC
30. Sunny Days Entertainment LLC
31. National Land Realty
32. Cantey Foundation Specialists
33. Integrated Biometrics
34. The Marleylilly LLC
35. Blue Haven Pools—Charleston
36. Cantey Tech Consulting
37. Docugraphics LLC
39. Thorne Ambulance Service
40. JEAR Logistics
41. AFF Group
42. A3 Communications Inc.
43. Myrtle Beach Hyundai
44. Custom Equipment
45. Plus-Plus USA
46. J. Musselman Construction Inc.
47. Spartanburg Meat Processing
48. KRJ Consulting LLC
49. PCI Group Inc.
50. 9Round Franchising LLC
Coming in at Number two, located in Greenville, Industrial Project Innovation is a construction program and project management company.
Ranking third and a Spartanburg headquartered company, SteelCore Industrial is an industrial distributor specializing in industrial, construction and welding supplies.