PRIDE Industries Ranks High Among Region’s Employers

PRIDE Listed in Seven Categories and Ranks #4 in Manufacturing in Sacramento Business Journal 2012 Book of Lists

Roseville, Ca. Jan 24, 2013 - Roseville-based PRIDE Industries was ranked fourth among area manufacturers in the 2012 Sacramento Business Journal Annual Book of Lists, following only Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Aerojet.  The manufacturers list ranks the top manufacturers in the four-county metro area, including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties, and is based on full time employee headcount. PRIDE provides manufacturing and facility services to the public and private sector while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities.  In the 2012 list, PRIDE was ranked among the region’s top employers and largest companies in seven separate categories, including the area’s largest technology companies and fastest growing companies.

PRIDE ranked in the top 10 (9th) among area medical-device manufacturers and was listed 21st among all technology companies.  In 2012, PRIDE invested significantly in its Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) technology and equipment.  The new EMS capabilities are designed to provide scalable solutions to customers’ needs - from prototype development to volume production, expanding PRIDE’s capabilities and enhancing its ability to create high tech jobs for people with disabilities.   

PRIDE was again represented among the region’s fastest-growing companies, experiencing 30% revenue growth from 2009 to 2011 despite a tough economic climate.  PRIDE was also listed among the region’s top private sector employers, and the 9th largest Placer County employer with 1,021 full time workers.  

“It is an honor for PRIDE to be included among the area’s top private businesses across such a diverse group of services,” said Michael Ziegler, President and CEO of PRIDE Industries.  “As a social enterprise, we are measured against a dual bottom line, with our most important numbers being the number of people with disabilities that PRIDE supports and employs.”

About PRIDE Industries

PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization meeting the manufacturing and facilities service needs of public and private organizations nationwide while creating jobs for people with disabilities. Operating in 12 states and the nation’s capital, PRIDE employs and serves more than 4,800 individuals, including more than 2,800 people with disabilities. Headquartered in Roseville, Ca., PRIDE Industries ranks as the fourth-largest manufacturing and service company in the greater Sacramento region.  Learn more at www.prideindustries.com.