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The 2015 PROFIT 500: Winnipeg's Fastest Growing Companies

Some impressive firms are headquartered in Manitoba's capital. Meet some of the city's most successful businesses

Written by PROFIT Staff

The Peg is home to an interesting mix of enterprise- and consumer-oriented firms. A dozen of those have gone above and beyond over the past half-decade, earning places  on the 2015 PROFIT 500 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.

The 12 firms from the Winnipeg Capital Region on this year’s ranking headquartered grew their revenues an average of 370% between 2009 and 2014, creating an additional 4,427 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 5,987 full-time and 79 part-time employees in 2014.

Here is the complete list of Winnipeg’s Fastest Growing Companies for 2015.

1. Polar Industries

PROFIT 500 Rank: 31
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 2416%
Chief Executive(s): Mark Kohaykewych
FTE Employees: 23

Transports freight over ice roads to northern communities, mines and fishing lodges

2. Manitobah Mukluks

PROFIT 500 Rank: 182
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Manufacturing
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 335%
Chief Executive(s): Sean McCormick
FTE Employees: 60

Manufactures and distributes Aborginal footwear

3. Boyd Group Income Fund

PROFIT 500 Rank: 213
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Consumer Services
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 275%
Chief Executive(s): Brock Bulbuck
FTE Employees: 5419

Operates a chain of auto repair centres, and a glass repair and installation business

4. Value Partners Investments

PROFIT 500 Rank: 229
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Financial Services
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 258%
Chief Executive(s): Gregg Filmon
FTE Employees: 19

Manages mutual funds for retail investors

5. People Corporation

PROFIT 500 Rank: 275
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Financial Services
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 211%
Chief Executive(s): Laurie Goldberg
FTE Employees: 207

Provides group benefits, retirement and HR consulting

6. Clear Concepts

PROFIT 500 Rank: 315
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Information Technology
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 172%
Chief Executive(s): Christian Korell & Phil Proctor
FTE Employees: 23

Provides IT services to businesses and non-profits

7. Fur Hat World

PROFIT 500 Rank: 329
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Retail
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 158%
Chief Executive(s): Cory Frank & Nella Frank
FTE Employees: 9

Retailer of luxury outerwear, apparel and decor

8. Bison Fire Protection

PROFIT 500 Rank: 337
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Industrial Services
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 151%
Chief Executive(s): Rob Read
FTE Employees: 67

Sells and services fire protection equipment

9. Neustar Manufacturing

PROFIT 500 Rank: 349
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Manufacturing
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 138%
Chief Executive(s): Kris Swedlo
FTE Employees: 20

Manufactures and installs dump boxes on trucks

10. Encore Business Solutions

PROFIT 500 Rank: 377
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Software
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 126%
Chief Executive(s): Brent Twist & Ken Chartrand
FTE Employees: 81

Develops software with specialization in Microsoft technologies

11. FXR Racing

PROFIT 500 Rank: 394
Head Office: Oak Bluff, Man.
Industry: Manufacturing
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 116%
Chief Executive(s): Milton Reimer
FTE Employees: 73

Designs and manufactures high-performance apparel

12. Broadview Networks

PROFIT 500 Rank: 445
Head Office: Winnipeg
Industry: Information Technology
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 84%
Chief Executive(s): Michael Orloff
FTE Employees: 27

Creates and maintains IT infrastructure for businesses

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Originally appeared on PROFITguide.com