Home Archives July 2007 The Private 150: Growth is the game

The Private 150: Growth is the game

| Print |  Email
Sunday, July 01, 2007

{safe_alt_text}Revenue and jobs up

The billion-dollar club got a little bigger again this year as two new companies joined the top ranks of the Oregon Business Private 150. This was the second year in a row that the number of companies reporting annual revenues of more than $1 billion grew.

Portland-based construction heavyweight Hoffman Corp. jumped from No. 10 last year to second place on this year’s list, just behind window-and-door behemoth Jeld-Wen, the perennial No. 1 on the list. The other new company to break the billion barrier is Vesta Corp. The Portland virtual-payment company was No. 13 last year.

Overall revenue growth and job growth were an important aspect of the Private 150, researched and compiled by Oregon Business research editor Brandon Sawyer, and sponsored by Associated Business Systems. The 2007 total revenues of $41 billion were about $4 billion more than 2006. The average revenue growth for the 138 companies that are on both this and last year’s lists was 10.8%.

Job growth among the Private 150 was up this year. The total number of Oregon employees at the Private 150 grew by about 1,200 over last year. That employment growth mirrors the improved job picture in the state for the past year. The Private 150 companies employ about 4% of the total state workforce.

Forest product companies dominate the list, along with construction companies; at 45 companies in the combined categories, they comprise nearly one-third of the list.  

The youngest company on the list is Portland-based Fortis Construction (No. 144), which was established in 2003. Collins Companies (No. 43), a wood products manufacturer in Portland that was founded in 1855, once again is the senior member of the list. Just proves that the youngsters have to work that much harder to beat the senior members of the Private 150.

— The editors

Continue to list: ranks 1-50...

Skip to ranks 51-100...

Skip to ranks 101-150...

Go to alphabetical index and footnotes...

The Private 150 by region

 

P150regions.gif

Total revenue reported by the Private 150: $41.1 billion
Average revenue reported by the Private 150: $274 million
Average revenue growth reported by the Private 150: 11%
Average number of Oregon employees: 427
Total number of Oregon employees: 63,132
Total number of employees worldwide: 142,269
Number of new companies in the Private 150: 12

 


 


 


 

The Private 150 by sector

P150sector.gif

Associated Business Systems is the sponsor of Oregon Business' Private 150 list.

 

More Articles

The global challenge

News
Friday, June 27, 2014
062714 thumb globalmarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


Read more...

Driving green

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

Transportation accounts for the second-largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. (28% in 2012), and the use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol, is booming in light of state and national programs to make transportation fuels cleaner.


Read more...

The 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon

June 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

GreenLogoOregon is known for its green-minded citizens, and many workers are attracted to firms and organizations that practice green, not just pay lip service to it.


Read more...

Why I became an Oregon angel investor

Guest Blog
Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


Read more...

Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


Read more...

OB Video: Building trade ties with the EU

News
Monday, June 16, 2014
BritEmbCampionBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.


Read more...

Liquid gold

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JENNIFER MARGULIS

Don Gentry navigates Klamath Basin water rights.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS