I’m delighted to announce that the new Inc. 5000 list, published last week, honored three of my clients, Edge Velocity, HR Knowledge and ADMET. Each of these businesses are remarkable with unique offerings for their markets.

Edge Velocity, Salem, NH. Rank #953

Edge Velocity develops, manufactures and markets, highly specialized mobile IP wireless mesh routing technology tailored to the needs of First Responders. Their proprietary Edge Interlock TM Router Suite enables virtual immediate communications delivery of secure voice, video and data between stationary and fast moving users in challenging indoor and outdoor environments.

Customers include the Fire Department of New York, the Federal Transit Authority,Raytheon, Purvis Systems and the Fire Department of New York EMS Division. Their Linux based wireless platform allows the seamlessly integration with each customer’s technology using standard mesh 802.11s while competitors require customers to adapt to their proprietary software. Comparative trials performed by First Responder agencies, nuclear facilities and Tier 1 defense contractors have shown Edge Velocity as the only solution to achieve the required scale, inter-connectivity, and mobility to sustain uninterrupted communications in disaster scenarios.

 HR Knowledge, Mansfield, MA. Rank #3347

HR Knowledge provides Integrated HR Outsourced Services. This covers, managed payroll, employee benefits administration, HR support services including Hiring Process Management. Key markets for its services include fast growing small and medium sized businesses, many of which are VC backed, foreign companies expanding into the States and certain key education markets including Charter Schools and non profit enterprises. By partnering with HR Knowledge, organizations are able to better control costs, minimize legal risk, and develop their talent.

“The changing HR landscape including the complexity of legislation, benefits administration and the pressure to find great talent have forced clients to reconsider what is truly core to their business”, says Jeff Garr, Founder and CEO

 ADMET, Norwood, MA. Rank #4694

It may be tough getting on the Inc. 5000 list but its even tougher staying on it. This is the third year in a row for ADMET. The company is a leading global manufacturer of innovative material testing systems. We enable customers to conduct comprehensive, repeatable tests to ASTM or ISO standards, while keeping costs under control and seamlessly integrating their testing procedures into their organization. Robust, easy to use and consistently accurate, ADMET material testing systems are supplied to the automotive, aerospace, biomedical, construction, plastics, metals, test lab, and education sectors as well as major government agencies. Customers include Lawrence Livermore National Lab, GE, DuPont, Boeing, US Steel, John Deere, Bechtel, Google, Medtronic, and Harvard Medical School. The ADMET team has been solving materials testing problems for over 25 years from basic applications to recent innovative breakthroughs in the medical sector.

Three great companies with really smart people, focused on improving the lives of customers. As I’ve often said, you are either remarkable or invisible. Your choice.

If you would like further details on any of these businesses, don’t hesitate to reach out on 978 395 1155.

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