OAK PARK, Mich., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mopec, Inc., a full-service, full-line manufacturer of pathology and mortuary equipment based in Metro Detroit, has been recognized as one of the 2016 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
The company was honored at an awards ceremony during the twelfth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Lansing, Mich.
Mopec was founded in 1992 and currently employs 70 people at its 60,000-square-foot facility in Oak Park. It offers a wide range of products for the pathology and mortuary market, serving customers such as the Mayo Clinic, Duke University Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic.
"We are delighted to be honored as one of Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch," said Jane VanDusen, CEO of Mopec. "We appreciate being recognized as innovators in our field, but could not have received this distinction without our dedicated team of employees, who are extremely focused on delivering the very best to our customers and ensuring that Mopec remains on the leading edge of our industry."
Mopec joins the "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch" list with other notable companies that have annual revenues of $750,000 to $50 million and are recognized as forming the backbone of Michigan's economy. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like Mopec 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.
Blackford Capital acquired Mopec in 2013, and together are focused on supporting the management team, growing the business, and creating local jobs. Partnering with Blackford, Mopec has become the market leader in its field as a result of its advanced engineering and metal working capabilities, its focus on finding solutions to customer needs, and its passionate team of employees.
About Blackford Capital
Winner of the 2015 M&A Advisor Deal of the Year award, Blackford Capital is a private equity firm based in Grand Rapids, Mich., that acquires, manages and builds middle-market manufacturing, distribution and service companies, with ten portfolio companies across the country. The firm has offices in Grand Rapids (headquarters) and Venice, CA. The firm's investment criteria includes mature, profitable businesses with revenues between $20 million and $100 million, with management teams that are either willing to remain with the company or are seeking to retire. For more information, visit www.blackfordcapital.com.
About Mopec, Inc.
Mopec, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of supplies for the pathology, histology, necropsy, autopsy, morgue and mortuary industries. Mopec, based in Oak Park, Mich., has the engineering and manufacturing capabilities to offer customized solutions to its standard capital equipment products to meet the customer's application requirements. For over 20 years, Mopec has been committed to designing and manufacturing innovative research equipment and instruments that meet the needs of the technician while providing a safe, comfortable, ergonomic and efficient work environment. For more information, visit www.mopec.com.
About Michigan Celebrates Small Business
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. Information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business, can be found at www.MichiganCelebrates.biz.
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