Company Profile

ASTOUND Group

Designs and executes brand strategy and development, retail design, digital engagements, store rollouts, and events for businesses.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Advertising & Marketing
Year Founded
2001
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Leadership
Dale Morgan
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Advertising & Marketing (2020)

St Michael's Hospital in Toronto contacted ASTOUND to produce a spatial solution for a COVID testing center that could take pressure off the hospital’s emergency room. ASTOUND quickly designed, produced, and installed a functioning testing center across the street from the hospital then released its technical drawings to the public to allow other manufacturers worldwide to use its designs for free.

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TripleLift

An ad tech company aiming to improve advertising for publishers, advertisers, and consumers by reinventing ad placement.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Advertising & Marketing
Year Founded
2012
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
Eric Berry, Shaun Zacharia, Ari Lewine
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
Company Stage: Established Excellence, Company Size: Large (2021)
Five core values lie at the root of TripleLift's culture: win as a team, embrace and drive change, learn and grow, take initiative, and crush it daily. Employees have the opportunity to provide regular feedback through engagement and surveys, ensuring the culture thrives. We've recently made permanent several programs aimed to provide pandemic relief to employees, including mental health days, work-from-home stipends and complimentary subscriptions to a meditation app. Leadership has also taken actions to support customers and society as a whole through diversity and inclusion programs, as well as partnerships to combat misinformation.
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Inc. Best in Business
Advertising & Marketing (2020)

In 2020, TripleLift began identifying bad actors spreading misinformation and hate speech and removing them from its platform. This move came at the expense of future revenue, but it was essential to maintain company values. TripleLift also launched a curated package of programmatic ad impressions called #HelpJournalism. The initiative directed ad dollars straight to news publishers, who've seen their revenues diminish as content has gone digital, in the service of supporting journalism as a vital function of society.

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Inc. 5000
No. 1402 (2020), No. 562 (2019), No. 437 (2018), No. 163 (2017)

Bednark

Provides full-service custom fabrication services, partnering with designers, architects, agencies, and brands to create retail displays and events.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Business Products
Year Founded
2007
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
Michael Bednark
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Business Products (2020)

While a slowdown in February and March forced layoffs and pay cuts, New York City's call for personal protective equipment prompted a transformational pivot at Bednark Studio. Over one weekend, the company installed a new system that led to the production of 2.7 million face shields in 90 days. It also designed and installed 5,000 low-cost divider shields for ride-share drivers. Along the way, it opened its books to employees, offering pay transparency.

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Triax Technologies

Provides wearable technology for data collection and communication to help workers in challenging environments operate more safely and intelligently.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Business Products
Year Founded
2012
Location
Norwalk, Connecticut
Leadership
Robert Costantini, Justin Morgenthau, Ben Sweet
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Business Products (2020)

During the pandemic, Triax developed the TraceTag, a wearable device that provides proximity distancing alerts and contact tracing for workplaces and job sites. Close-contact interactions between infected workers are digitally stored in the event of Covid-19 exposure, helping clients identify potentially exposed individuals and mitigate the spread of the virus. The company's tracing technology has helped over 40,000 workers at more than 125 worksites in the U.S. and Canada. To support its own employees, Triax deploys self-service installations and leverages digital tools to assist with remote training.

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B-Unlimited

Offers custom collegiate apparel and promotional products using environmentally friendly, water-based screen printing.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Business Products
Year Founded
1994
Location
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Leadership
Ben Clark, Nathan Lott, Kevin Wasemiller
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2018
Inc. Best in Business
Business Products (2020)

When the Covid-19 pandemic began, B-Unlimited created the Alliance Collection, a partnership with local businesses—including local restaurants, bars, gyms, and music venues—that allowed them to create preorder products for sale on B-Unlimited’s site. B-Unlimited would save production until after the ordering period, preventing up-front costs for the businesses while they maintained an active social media presence and generated revenue. B-Unlimited also partnered with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to sell T-shirts, which ultimately raised enough money to purchase 71,834 meals for families in the region.

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Inc. 5000
No. 3243 (2019), No. 2772 (2018), No. 1705 (2017), No. 1839 (2016)