Birko Selected as Top Company Finalist by ColoradoBiz Magazine

Leader in Manufacturing Category

Online PR News – 14-September-2012 – Henderson, Colo. – Birko, a leader in providing food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries, was named a finalist in the manufacturing category for Top Company of 2012, sponsored by ColoradoBiz magazine.

“We’re proud to be recognized as a finalist for this prestigious honor,” said Mark Swanson, Birko’s CEO. “Birko has been a successful, growing manufacturer since 1953, and we’re excited to be included among Colorado’s most outstanding businesses.”

Kelly Green, chairman of the board and third-generation owner of Birko, said, “In these difficult economic times, being a Top Company finalist demonstrates that our fundamentals are sound and that our business strategy is pointed in the right direction. Birko is part of the economic engine for our country.”

Top Company is widely considered to be Colorado's most competitive business award for companies headquartered in Colorado or with a significant presence in the state. The program recognizes 42 firms in 14 industry categories based on three factors: financial performance, community involvement and outstanding achievement. Finalists are selected from a rigorous evaluation by Deloitte. Winners in each industry category are selected from a panel of business professionals and policy officials.

About Birko

Birko is a leading provider of food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries. Birko manufactures concentrated CIP, sanitation, antimicrobial intervention and process chemical formulations. Birko’s equipment division, Chad Equipment, LLC, designs and manufactures chemical dispensing systems, antimicrobial mixing and spraying conveyors and carcass washing and pasteurizing equipment. Birko’s information technology includes BirkoStats™, an online chemical usage tracking system. Founded in 1953, Birko is a WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and was awarded Supplier of the Century by the National Meat Association.