ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Coastal Automotive has been recognized as one of the 2016 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
Coastal Automotive will be honored at an awards ceremony during the 12th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 5, 2016 in Lansing, Mich.
Coastal Automotive is a forward-looking, Tier 1 global automotive company, whose products and solutions increase the safety of interior passenger spaces and reduce passenger compartment sound in motor vehicles. Coastal Automotive works with unique products and innovative processes to create value for their customers that generates enhanced safety and comfort for the passengers who use their products.
Brent Patterson, Chairman of Coastal Group, said, "With over one million small businesses in Michigan, being named one of the fifty companies to watch is a great achievement for Coastal Automotive. We want to thank all of our employees for helping to earn this recognition through their hard work and vision."
"Being recognized as one of the fifty companies to watch is a great honor. We could not have achieved this without the dedication of our team members," stated Clarence Martin, President of Coastal Automotive. "We are looking forward to another year of providing occupant safety and comfort enhancing products to our clients throughout the mid-west."
Companies making it to the "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch" list are a remarkable group of second-stage companies. Defined as having 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants, these companies form the backbone of Michigan's economy. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like Coastal Automotive are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.
Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.
About Michigan 50 Companies To Watch
Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Founding underwriters are the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, PNC Bank, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, and Dynamic Edge, Inc.
Contributing Underwriters are Comcast Business Class, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy Foundation, Hungerford Nichols CPAs and Advisors, Edge Partners, Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, Rehmann, Michigan Business Network and Varnum Attorneys at Law.
Michigan Celebrates Small Business was founded by Michigan Small Business Development Center, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration - Michigan, Edward Lowe Foundation, Chris Holman - Small Business Advocate, and the Small Business Association of Michigan.
Coastal Automotive is a forward-looking, Tier 1 global automotive company, whose products and solutions increase the safety of interior passenger spaces and reduce passenger compartment sound in motor vehicles. Coastal Automotive works with unique products and innovative processes to create value for their customers and generates enhanced safety and comfort for the passengers who use their products. Coastal Automotive (Rochester Hills) and its sister company, Coastal Container (Holland), have earned recognition as leaders in innovative solutions. For more information visit: www.coastal-container.com or www.coastal-automotive.com.
SOURCE Coastal Automotive