Welcome!

Weblogic Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Michael Meiner, Michael Bushong, Avi Rosenthal

News Feed Item

Emerald Isle firms rank among nation's fastest-growing companies for second consecutive year

Transportation Impact, First Flight Solutions rank among top 750 on Inc. 5000

EMERALD ISLE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Emerald Isle-based parcel spend management firms, Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions, have found themselves on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies for the second consecutive year.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138704

Transportation Impact grew 627 percent during the most recent 3-year period, generating $7 million in revenue in 2013, to rank No. 728. First Flight Solutions, of which Transportation Impact is majority owner, grew 649 percent during that same period, grossing $4.2 million, good for No. 699.

The accolades mark yet another milestone for each of the two firms, which began as small startups in 2008 and have since grown into two of the most formidable organizations in the logistics and supply chain industry. Both companies specialize in helping high-volume FedEx and UPS parcel shippers save money through parcel negotiation and auditing services. To date, the companies have helped more than 400 clients save a total of over $50 million.

"When we started Transportation Impact, we envisioned this type of success," said Keith Byrd, co-founder, principal partner and CEO. "Having said that, I think everyone sets the bar high when they first start out; no one starts a business and says, 'I just want to be average.'

"Having watched our company continue to reach its potential, though, is something I don't think any of us could have fully understood or appreciated until now, when we've had the chance to actually experience it. I'll be the first to tell you that the success and recognition we have received is a direct reflection of each and every member within our organization and of the tremendous support we have all received from our community."

For Transportation Impact, the national Inc. 5000 honor comes on the heels of statewide recognition from North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, who named TI the recipient of the 2014 Governor's Award for Excellence in Workforce Development as an "Outstanding Employer" on July 23. As recently as last week, the company was ranked among the top five corporate citizens by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government, joining the ranks of Lowe's, Harris Teeter, ettain group, Alston & Bird, SAS, The Fresh Market, Inc. and Sealy Corporation.

"We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish as a company, and very proud of our people," said Travis Burt, co-founder and principal partner of Transportation Impact and CEO of First Flight Solutions. "While we have obviously worked hard to grow our business, we have also tried not to lose focus on the bigger picture of corporate and civic responsibility. As a business owner, it's nice to see the company reach its goals and aspirations, but it's equally rewarding to know that we're going about it the right way. Doing so has allowed us to build some great relationships and lasting friendships along the way."

To qualify for the 2014 Inc. 500|5000, a company must be privately-owned, based in the United States and independent. In addition, a company must have started earning revenue by March 31, 2010, had revenue no less than $100,000 in 2010, had revenue no less than $2,000,000 in 2013, and its revenue in 2013 must have exceeded its revenue in 2010, according to Inc.com.

Since expanding the list from 500 companies to 5000 in 2007, just 3,129 have made the list more than once.

"The average company on the list grew a mind-boggling 516 percent," said Inc. Magazine President and Editor in Chief Eric Schurenberg in a letter to the two companies. "As an Inc. 5000 honoree Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions now share a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle and other notable alumni."

In addition to Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions, the 2014 list added such powerhouses as GoPro, Bridger, Fuhu, Tough Mudder, Bowlmor and Lending Club, according to the statement.

Transportation Impact ranked as the 12th fastest-growing logistics and transportation company in the nation, while First Flight Solutions finished 10th. The two ranked 17th and 16th in North Carolina, respectively, and were the top two in the industry statewide for the second consecutive year.

Each company outpaced the industry average for revenue growth by more than 500 percent.

About Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions
Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions, 2013 and 2014 Inc. 500|5000 companies, are parcel spend-management firms headquartered in Emerald Isle, N.C. Founded in 2008, the companies offer parcel audit and carrier contract negotiation solutions to companies with a minimum net spend of $200,000 on FedEx and/or UPS parcel shipping services. For more information, visit www.transportationimpact.com or www.firstflightsolutions.com.

Media contact:
Brandon Staton
(252) 764-2885
bstaton@transportationimpact.com 
8002 Emerald Drive
Ste. B
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Media Contact: Brandon Staton, Transportation Impact, 252.764.2885, bstaton@transportationimpact.com

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com

SOURCE Transportation Impact

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits,...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile exhibited at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on qua...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cedexis will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cedexis is the leader in data-driven enterprise global traffic management. Whether optimizing traffic through datacenters, clouds, CDNs, or any combination, Cedexis solutions drive quality and cost-effectiveness. For more information, please visit https://www.cedexis.com.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Google Cloud has been named “Keynote Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Companies come to Google Cloud to transform their businesses. Google Cloud’s comprehensive portfolio – from infrastructure to apps to devices – helps enterprises innovate faster, scale smarter, stay secure, and do more with data than ever before.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vivint to exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. As a leading smart home technology provider, Vivint offers home security, energy management, home automation, local cloud storage, and high-speed Internet solutions to more than one million customers throughout the United States and Canada. The end result is a smart home solution that sav...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Opsani will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Opsani is the leading provider of deployment automation systems for running and scaling traditional enterprise applications on container infrastructure.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Nirmata will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Nirmata provides a comprehensive platform, for deploying, operating, and optimizing containerized applications across clouds, powered by Kubernetes. Nirmata empowers enterprise DevOps teams by fully automating the complex operations and management of application containers and its underlying ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Opsani to exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Opsani is creating the next generation of automated continuous deployment tools designed specifically for containers. How is continuous deployment different from continuous integration and continuous delivery? CI/CD tools provide build and test. Continuous Deployment is the means by which...