We here at GSC are proud to announce that we were recently awarded the number one spot in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2013 Pacesetter Awards. This prestigious list is released annually and seeks to recognize innovative companies that are taking business to the next level. In addition to being a privately owned business in the 20-county metro Atlanta area, companies must also have a two-year growth in sales of more than 50 percent and have between $1 million and $300 million in revenue in 2012 to qualify.
GSC was identified as the number 1 Pacesetter for its rapidly growing business, brand new 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, and exceptional focus on product quality. Between 2010 and 2012, GSC Packaging increased revenue 3,265 percent and grew from 30 employees to 300.
A big factor that has contributed to the company’s success is the increasing need for contract packaging. “Contract packaging is in-demand as food manufacturers are realizing the cost-benefits of expanding production without requiring a capital investment in managing expensive facilities, equipment, and personnel,” CEO Bob Shapiro explains. “Contract packagers also offer manufacturers a decreased lead-time to market and built-in expertise in packaging design, quality procedures, and food safety.”
We are both thrilled and honored to be a part of this list, and are adapting the title of Pacesetter with pride. To read more about our achievement, read the full news release.