MANATEE COUNTY -- The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport with the Airport Safety Mark of Distinction acknowledging the Airport's initiatives that advance airport safety.
Multiple airfield improvements, including additional supplemental wind cones, new LED taxiway lighting, signage, and runway guard lights, were all noted as part of the recognition. Other improvements include the removal of a structure in the runway protection zone, and implementation of safety meetings and computerized training programs.
The safety and security of our users is our highest priority and we are honored to have received this prestigious safety award from the FAA in recognition of safety initiatives completed at SRQ" said airport President, CEO Rick Piccolo.
The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport has five major airlines serving more than 1.2 million passengers per year and more than 100,000 annual aircraft operations.
LaPensee employee receives recognition
Mari Lange, LaPensee Plumbing & Pools newest Quality Control Technician in the pool department, was named Pleatco's Perfect Pool Gal for 2012. Lange was recognized for her achievement during the International Pool Spa Patio Expo in New Orleans, LA.
Pleatco Pure started the contest in 2008 and has since had over 1,000 qualified entries and over 35,000 people have voted for the winners. Pleatco's mission is to honor the pool professionals that go above and beyond to not only maintain a pool, but also those who take the next step and educate their clients.
Lange is a Certified Pool Operator and has been in the pool business since 1978. After gaining experience working in the pool services industry, she joined the LaPensee Plumbing & Pools team. She follows up with each pool to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.
Manatee companies on Inc. magazine elite list
MANATEE COUNTY -- Inc. magazine recognized Celebrity Auto Group, an exotic automobile company designed to attract celebrities, and It Works! Global, a direct sales company, among America's fastest-growing companies on the elite Inc. 500 list for 2013.
Celebrity Auto Group, 6464 Parkland Drive, was number 66 on the list. According to Inc. the company's only form of advertising is product placement in music videos seen by its prospective clientele, largely sports celebrities and entertainers.
For the first time, It Works! Global has landed on the Inc. 500 list, ranking No. 438 with revenue growth of 1047 percent over the past three years. It Works! Global made Inc.'s 5,000 list in
2011 and 2012 at 720 and 662, respectively.
"We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies for the third consecutive year," said Mark B. Pentecost, CEO and Founder of It Works! Global. "This accomplishment would not be possible without my hard working team who embraces our innovative and high-energy culture!"
-- Herald staff report