PRIDE Industries Moves Up in Manufacturing Ranks

Ranks #2 in Sacramento Business Journal 2009 Book of Lists

Roseville, Ca. Jan 14, 2010 - Roseville-based PRIDE Industries ranked second on the 2009 Sacramento Business Journal Annual Book of Lists increasing in rank from 2008 and 2007. The list ranks manufacturers in the four-county metro area, including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties.

PRIDE Industries is a not-for-profit organization that meets the manufacturing and facilities services needs of businesses and government nationwide while fulfilling its mission to create jobs for people with disabilities.

PRIDE was also represented on seven other lists in the publication, including ranking 10th among medical device manufacturers in the region; ranking as the 7th largest private-sector employer in the four county metro; and ranking 33rd among private companies in the region.

PRIDE’s CFO, Tim Yamauchi, was named the CFO of the Year in the large company category, while PRIDE’s 53.3% revenues growth from 2006 to 2008 moved it up 34 places from #74 to #40 on the fastest growing companies list.

PRIDE was also listed as Placer County’s seventh largest employer with 1,352 full-time workers, and number seven among the area’s electronics recyclers, processing 250 tons of electronic waste in 2008.

“It is an honor for PRIDE to be included across such a diverse group of services and metrics,” said Michael Ziegler, PRIDE Industries’ President and CEO.  “As a corporation with a social mission our most important numbers continue to be the number of people with disabilities that PRIDE supports and employs.”

PRIDE Industries is a not-for-profit organization providing a variety of business solutions to meet the manufacturing and service needs of public and private organizations nationwide. PRIDE is dedicated to creating jobs for people with disabilities, employing more than 4,300 individuals across ten states and in the nation’s capital, including more than 2,700 people with disabilities.