R2 TAKES FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCH AWARD
Jacksonville, FL – August 27, 2012
R2 Logistics, Inc. has been recognized as a recipient of the 2012 Florida Companies to WatchSMaward, an honor presented by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida. In its 2nd year, Florida Companies to Watch is presented by SunTrust Banks and the University of Central Florida in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation and with special support from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Fifty companies from across the state of Florida will receive their recognition at an awards gala on Friday, October 19 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Florida Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates privately held second-stage companies headquartered in the state. To be eligible, applicants must employ between 6 and 99 full-time equivalent employees and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.
About second-stage businesses and Florida Companies to Watch
Florida Companies to Watch is unique because of its focus on second-stage companies and the wide-ranging industries they represent. The impact of these companies on Florida’s economy is immense, and this year’s honorees are examples of such companies in the state. During 2007-2009, Florida’s resident companies averaged more than 110,000 second-stage establishments according to YourEconomy.org, an online resource of the Edward Lowe Foundation. Those second-stage companies employed nearly 2.5 million workers.
Looking at the contributions of these companies, nearly 6 percent of Florida’s resident establishments were in the second-stage category, however, they generated 31 percent of jobs in the state.
For more information: www.Florida.CompaniesToWatch.org and www.YourEconomy.org.
About R2 Logistics, Inc.
R2 Logistics, Inc. is a third-party logistics company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The company works with over 20,000 transportation providers nationwide. R2 Logistics delivers industry-leading services through four primary operating branches. These branches focus primarily on full truckload transportation, as well as services including less-than-truckload (LTL), expedited freight, intermodal, certified hazardous material, specialized hauling and supply chain management. For more information about R2 Logistics, visit www.r2logisticsteam.com.