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Winco Mfg., LLC is among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Winco Mfg., LLC was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. Winco Mfg., LLC’s management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award.
“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.
“Winco is honored to be chosen by GrowFL for this recognition and award.” Stated Tom Lorick, President of Winco Mfg., LLC. Mr. Lorick continued, saying “We have assembled a team of dedicated professionals with a passion to grow on our 70+ year reputation for quality medical furnishings built in Florida and used throughout the world. Our team is incredibly proud of the products that we design, fabricate and assemble here in our home state. We are pleased to be able to positively impact our local economy, government and select charitable organizations through our efforts. By focusing on our mission of enhancing the patient and caregiver experience, we are constantly being rewarded for making a difference in the medical marketplace.”