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Canadian Business: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

September 25, 2018 — 

As Canadian Business reports, Manitoba’s TREK Geotechnical Inc. (TREK) has been named as number 383 on the 30th annual Growth 500. The company was started by three U of M engineering grads.

From Canadian Business

What does an archetypal Growth 500 company look like? With businesses scattered across the country and operating in more than a dozen different industries, there’s no one definition. Looking to this year’s roster of winners sheds insight into the breadth and diversity of successful entrepreneurship today.

Here’s the only characteristic that all of the businesses have in common: They’re impressive. On average, they grew topline sales by 798% from 2012 to 2017. Together, the firms employ more than 70,000 people full-time; they’ve created nearly 37,000 net new jobs in the past five years. In 2017, they contributed $18.6 billion in total sales to the Canadian economy, and donated more than $430 million to social and charitable causes.

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