Kaydon Group recognized by Inc. Magazine - Ranked 172 of 500

September 23, 2009 - Front Section

Eli Florence

The Kaydon Group of Companies earned the prestigious rank of 172/500 in the 2009 Inc. 500 annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The Kaydon Group achieved a 1,113.1% three-year growth. In the construction industry sector, a growth rate nearly 150% in excess of the median rate is most remarkable given today's economic climate. Inc. Magazine's top 500 list serves as evidence of the significant accomplishment of entrepreneurial companies such as the Kaydon Group.
The Kaydon Group of Companies was founded in 2004 and employs 150 individuals. The Group is comprised of three divisions including Florence Electric LLC, Taunton, Kaydon Integrated Technologies, Taunton, and Consolidated Electric LLC, Merrimack, N.H. Individually, each division has its own extensive history bringing numerous years of know-how and technical expertise. Collectively, the Kaydon Group management team represents over 100 years experience delivering comprehensive resources essential for designing and building technology infrastructure. The Kaydon Group of Companies has quickly grown into one of the region s top five merit contractors including a best-in-class integrated technologies division.
David Florence, partner and co-owner of the Kaydon Group, was humbled by this acknowledgement of the company's achievement. "Our team is steadfast, inventive, and inspired to deliver outstanding customer service and workmanship that is second to none. We work extremely hard to maintain good relationships with our customers and business partners in the spirit of providing incomparable services that address the changing conditions in the industry. This recognition underscores our commitment to be the best in the industry.
Eli Florence, CEO, spoke of the management team that has been with him for many years as being the driving force behind the success of the Kaydon Group. "When building this company, we had an advantage because we had access to the best people in the industry. These individuals adhere to a superior work ethic and encourage their teams to provide nothing less than perfection in all they do. This is our company culture here at the Kaydon Group.
The Kaydon Group serves diverse markets including but not limited to transportation, education, pharmaceutical and biotech, business, healthcare, retail and commercial. Last year, the Kaydon Group was included in the Boston Business Journal (October 24-30, vol. 20, No. 29 issue) top 100 list of the area's largest private companies.

Florence Electric and Consolidated Electric offer consulting, engineering, design, and installation for electrical and building technology infrastructure.
Services include infrared and power quality testing, energy conservation audits, electrical engineering, service and maintenance, annual life-safety system testing, and photovoltaic and wind energy systems. Florence Electric and Consolidated Electric provide services along the East Coast from Maine to Florida. For more information, please visit www.teamfloco.com or www.ceinh.com.
Kaydon IT provides building technology services for traditional telecommunications infrastructure and low voltage systems. Services include security systems, CCTV, card access, voice/data cabling, wireless LAN/WAN, fiber optics, surveillance systems, fire alarm systems, and audio/visual systems.
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