– For Immediate Release –
Aurizon Ultrasonics, LLC, Honored
as One of the 2011 “Wisconsin Companies to Watch”
KIMBERLY, Wis., March 28, 2011–Aurizon Ultrasonics, LLC, has been recognized as one of 33 “Wisconsin Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network (WEN).
Aurizon Ultrasonics will be honored at an awards ceremony during the inaugural Wisconsin Companies to Watch gala on May 5, 2011, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. The WCTW awards program is supported by the Wisconsin SBDC Network and the Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (DEED) at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.
“The employees of Aurizon Ultrasonics are honored to be chosen as a 2011 Wisconsin Company to Watch,” said Paul McCann, CEO of Aurizon Ultrasonics. “We have a very talented team that is dedicated to developing our three ultrasonic technology platforms into high-value solutions for our customers.”
The Aurizon Ultrasonics team is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of novel, high-power ultrasonic process solutions for industrial applications. The company’s unique approach to ultrasonic technology development focuses on the efficient delivery of power to the point in the process where it will bring the most positive effect. Areas of expertise include:
- Ultrasonic nozzle technology, an efficient and effective means of improving the atomization of liquids or increasing the throughput of viscous liquids through orifices;
- Continuous liquid processing, an alternative to traditional batch processing that can dramatically improve the blending of difficult ingredients, emulsifying of multi-component formulations and effective particle dispersing;
- Rotary ultrasonic processing systems, used for high-speed bonding and precision die-cutting applications, especially in the non-woven converting market.
“I’m pleased to recognize the winners of the Companies to Watch Award,” said Wisconsin Department of Commerce Secretary Paul Jadin. “These companies are poised for future growth and will help drive investment and job creation in Wisconsin.”
“WCTW acknowledges companies at the crucial stage of growth where financial potential, concept and management have been established, and attracting talented workers, solid vendor relationships and access to peer learning are key components of future growth,” added Gayle Kugler, state director of WEN and SBDC.
The Wisconsin Companies to Watch list is composed of second-stage companies that have 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generate $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, the companies exhibit exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and a sustainable competitive advantage.
During 2006–2008, Wisconsin’s resident companies averaged more than 34,000 second-stage establishments, according to YourEconomy.org, an online resource of the Edward Lowe Foundation. Those second-stage companies employed more than 822,000 workers, which is more than 36 percent of the jobs created by companies headquartered in the state.
Winners were selected by judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurial and angel communities.
Aurizon Ultrasonics was recently selected as one of Wisconsin Entrepreneur’s Network’s Innovation 25 companies, making it eligible for additional resources and assistance in applying for federal grants through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
About Wisconsin Companies to Watch: In addition to WEN, Wisconsin Companies to Watch is supported by the Wisconsin SBDC Network and the Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (DEED) at the University of Wisconsin-Extension in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. Additional support comes from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, Kenosha Area Business Association, Madison Gas and Electric, and Thrive. Additional services are provided by Wisconsin Economic Development Association and BioForward.