Monday, October 12, 2009

Six Westbrook Firms Rank Among Maine's 100 Biggest Companies

Six Westbrook-based businesses are included in The Maine 100, Portland Monthly's list of the 100 biggest for-profit companies headquartered in Maine.

Olympia Sports (9), Lee Auto Malls (33), Rowe Special Credit (58), Bill Dodge Auto Group (70), and Consolidiated Constructors and Builders (90) were each on the list, while third-ranked IDEXX Laboratories attracted this glowing review from Evan Livada of Livada Securities:
IDEXX (No. 3) is the greatest Maine success story
in the past 20 years, even though its second-quarter sales were down [in 2009]
by 5 percent. Not that it’s the only thing they make, but the swine flu kits
they’re selling must be going out of there like crazy, what with the hysteria.
As I’ve said in the past, because IDEXX is a Wall Street darling, I wouldn’t be
surprised if it were a big acquisition by another company in the not-too-distant
future. To its credit, its stock has held up pretty well the last year.
The rankings are based on each company's total gross revenues from 2008.

- John C.L. Morgan

Full disclosure: My wife works for IDEXX.

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