30 Years of No. 1 Companies

Timothy Rice
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2003: American Biophysics
East Greenwich, R.I.

2002 Revenue: $54.6 million
Three-Year Growth: 26,615%

"We discovered a way to catalytically convert propane to yield CO2 and enhance this attractant with additional chemicals expelled through a patented mechanism,” Emma Duran told Inc. in 2002. “In laymen's terms: They made a machine that could lure and kill biting insects 24/7 on autopilot.” In April 2007, American Biophysics began its operations as a subsidiary of Woodstream Corporation, which owns the Mosquito Magnet.