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Blair Companies Included In Inc. Magazine Ranking

Originally published: 2013-09-26 11:09:14
Last modified: 2013-09-26 11:13:33

Inc. magazine has included Blair Companies -- of which locally-based Blair Composites is a part -- on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

"We owe our continued inclusion on the Inc. 500|5000 list to our loyal customers and talented employees, without whom our growth would not be possible," said Philip Devorris, president and CEO, in a news release.

"Our broad array of image-related services gives us a unique business model that we are excited to continue to grow globally," Devorris said.

Complete results of the ranking, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012.

To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009.

As of Dec. 31, 2012, they also had to be U.S.-based, privately-held, for-profit businesses, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.

According to the Inc. magazine Internet web site for the 2013 list, Blair Companies, based in Altoona, Pa., is ranked 4701 on the overall list, with three-year revenue growth of 44 percent, from $47.8 million in 2009 to $69.1 million in 2012.

The company is grouped with the manufacturing category within the overall list.


Blair Companies is a diverse group of businesses assembled over the past five decades, according to the company's website.

The company creates or acquires new businesses based on both their synergy to existing businesses and their overall profit potential.

Blair Companies manages its businesses in three distinct groups.

The Image group and the Development group are wholly-owned and family-managed.


The Venture group is comprised of several dozen distinct businesses in which Blair owns major stakes and is actively involved at a board of directors level.

Blair Composites, located at 790 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy., operates in the Blair Companies Venture group, and was formerly known as American Technology and Research (ATR) until 2009, when Blair Companies bought part-ownership.

Blair Composites currently employs about 50 people locally.

The company manufactures signage for the automotive and fast-food industries, as well as Fiberglas components for Jarden Zinc Products and radar arches for the marine industry.

To find out more about Blair Composites go online to

Blair Companies' collective interests employ more than 1,700 associates with revenue in excess of $430 million.

Blair Companies may be found online at

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