Weatherhead 2012 Centurions

The Weatherhead Centurions are companies with 100 percent or more sales growth (or equal to the 100th company’s growth percentage if less than 100 percent) from 2007 through 2011 and net sales of $100 million or more in 2011.


1. Shearer’s Foods Inc.

City: Massillon

Year founded: 1974

Sales growth: 219.98%

Employees: 1,000+

Shearer’s Foods manufactures/distributes Shearer’s award-winning snacks and produces salted snacks for private label and co-pack customers.


2. Great Lakes Petroleum Co.

City: Warrensville Hts.

Year founded: 1997

Sales growth: 216.02%

Employees: 50249

Great Lakes Petroleum is a distributor of motor fuels and lubricants operating in Ohio, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia.


3. Safeguard Properties LLC

City: Valley View

Year founded: 1990

Sales growth: 183.89%

Employees: 250999

Safeguard Properties is the nation’s largest privately held field services company providing services to the mortgage loan industry.


4. Hyland Software Inc.

City: Westlake

Year founded: 1991

Sales growth: 130.58%

Employees: 1,000+

Hyland develops the OnBase ECM solution that solves business needs reliant on documents, content and people.


5. Dealer Tire LLC

City: Cleveland

Year founded: 2001

Sales growth: 96.3%

Employees: 250999

Dealer Tire designs, implements and manages tire programs exclusively for automobile OEMs and their dealers.


6. Tradex International Inc.

City: Cleveland

Year founded: 1986

Sales growth: 61.2%

Employees: 1649

Tradex International is a leading supplier of disposable gloves and apparel.


7. Family Heritage Life Insurance Company of America

City: Broadview Heights

Year founded: 1989

Sales growth: 53.1%

Employees: 50249

Family Heritage is a marketer of supplemental health insurance products to include cancer, intensive care, heart, accident, hospital indemnity and life insurance.


8. The Federal Metal Co.

City: Bedford

Year founded:

Sales growth: 41.27%

Employees: 50249

The Federal Metal Co. is a manufacturer of brass and bronze ingots since 1913.


9. The Garland Co. Inc.

City: Cleveland

Year founded: 1895

Sales growth: 38.53%

Employees: 250999

Garland is a manufacturer of roofing, waterproofing, flooring and structural maintenance systems for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.


10. SIFCO Industries Inc.

City: Cleveland

Year founded: 1913

Sales growth: 23.03%

Employees: 250999

SIFCO is a technology-enabled company; it is both an innovator and user of process technologies.