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Two Pasco Companies in Top 50 Florida Companies to Watch

October 28, 2013

Two Pasco County companies including MB2x and Manufacturers Distributor, Inc.  celebrated like rockstars this week, after being ranked as Florida's 50 Companies to Watch.  Fifty high-performing companies from across the state of Florida were honored at the third annual Florida Companies to Watch gala event, hosted by GrowFL at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL on Thursday, October 24. Manufacturers Distributor, Inc., based in Odessa, Florida is a company that supports and supplies all different types of Rotary Equipment.  Their mission is to be the unquestioned innovative leader in distributing high end machinery found in a large variety of fields, including: Industrial, Medical, HVAC, and many others to the business consumer using the internet.  This company is on the move and is definitely one to keep an eye on over the next year. MB2X, a software development company located in Wesley Chapel, recently won 2013 Startup of the Year by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and was named one of the Best Places to Work In Tampa Bay. It was founded originally as Macrobright in 2005 by Ana and Steve Abraham who were working out of their home.  In 2012, the company rebranded as MB2x, moved into office space, and now the company has a total of 14 employees. MB2x offers business solutions through web based software development. Current clients are Microsoft, GM, Pfizer, and Hasbro to name a few. Their software development is diversified and unique to each client. About Florida Companies to Watch: Florida Companies to Watch is a unique awards program that honors second-stage growth companies for their impressive employment rates and revenue growth. These companies have a reputation for generating a large portion of new jobs and strengthening Florida’s economy.  The combined impact of the 50 companies selected to this year’s Florida Companies to Watch is immense, projecting the creation of a total of 429 net new jobs for 2013 collectively.  The winners of the 2013 Florida Companies to Watch award were selected based on their growth, entrepreneurial leadership, product innovation, social/community responsibility and competitive business practices. 

Jennifer Lachtara
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