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Torch Technologies Named to 2017 Entrepreneur 360 List

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January 04, 2018
Torch Technologies Named to 2017 Entrepreneur 360 List

Torch Technologies was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ List, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, Torch is recognized as a well-rounded company that has mastered a balance of impact, innovation, growth and leadership. Torch ranked #16 out of 360 organizations.
“We are proud to have been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine for our unique approach to innovation, growth, leadership and impact,” says Torch President John Watson. “Our continued success as a 100% employee-owned company can be credited entirely to our invaluable employee-owners. We are fortunate to be a part of a growing group of exceptional people who are loyal, innovative, and kind- they make Torch a wonderful place to work.”
“Our annual evaluation is a 360-degree analysis of top privately-held companies representing and serving a variety of industries,” explains Lisa Murray, Chief Insights Officer of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. “These businesses are real-world case studies for any entrepreneur who seeks to master the four pillars that can greatly impact the longevity and growth of their businesses. With the Entrepreneur 360, success is measured by achieving balance throughout the entire organization, predicated by revenue.”
Honorees were identified based on the results from a comprehensive study of independently- owned companies, using a proprietary algorithm and other advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure four metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship—innovation, growth, leadership and impact.
For additional details on the E360 List and the companies recognized, visit: entrepreneur.com/360
Founded in October 2002, Torch Technologies, Inc. (Torch) is a 100% employee-owned small business dedicated to quality technical services, competitive costs and ethical business practices. Torch has been recognized over the past decade for its business performance, workplace environment, and ethical business practices. Most recently, in 2017, Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine named Torch a Best Medium Workplace for the second consecutive year. Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine also named Torch one of the country's Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services for the second consecutive year in 2017. Torch was also named a winner of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Huntsville award, marking Torch’s fourth time to receive this honor, with previous wins in 2016, 2012, and 2008. Washington Technology listed Torch in its annual “Top 100” Government Contractors ranking for the third consecutive year in 2017, and Bloomberg Government listed Torch in its annual “Top 200” ranking in 2017. Torch was also ranked in the Inc. 5000 list for the eleventh consecutive year in 2017. In 2016, Torch was named one of America’s Best Small Companies by Forbes. In 2015, Torch won the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Business Ethics in the North Alabama Region for the 3rd time, also winning in 2009 and 2005. In 2013, Torch was recognized by the Small Business Administration as Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year representing the eight southeastern states in SBA Region IV. Torch was selected by Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces as a winner in the 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces national competition. In 2008, the Alabama Information Technology Association selected Torch as Large Business of the Year Leadership in Technology award, and the Principal Group named Torch one of the Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security nationwide. Torch won the 2007 Huntsville Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award in the Technology Category. Also in 2007, Inc. 5000 ranked Torch as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Defense Contractor in the Southeast Region. Torch was nationally recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in July 2006 as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in America. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.TorchTechnologies.com



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