"What it does: Processes steel "long products," such as wires and bars for the fastener industry. Why it's growing: CEO Joseph A. Higdon says his network of suppliers around the world has given him an advantage over less nimble competitors. Last year, when steel prices soared, he says, "I was able to source material when no one else could.""
No. 274 (2005), No. 331 (2004), No. 250 (2003)