Frederick’s 2018 Top 50 Businesses Revealed

Frederick’s Top 50 businesses were revealed today in a special publication of the January 2018 Frederick Magazine. This new initiative – Frederick’s Top 50 – is a partnership between OED and Frederick Magazine that highlights the 50 companies in Frederick County that have the largest potential to contribute to the county’s vibrant economy.

To develop the list, OED identified a variety of data points that are important in economic development, such as the number of Frederick-based jobs, local property taxes paid, how many square feet the business occupies in the county, and how long the company has been in business (longevity). With the help of students from Hood College, these factors were weighted and companies given a score – and thus was born the 2018 list of Frederick’s Top 50 Companies.

More than simply a list of companies, Frederick Magazine’s team of talented writers took a deep dive into the stories behind Frederick’s thriving economy. From a highlight of our manufacturing industry and the history of some of Frederick’s longest-running businesses, to global organizations headquartered right here and Frederick’s unique food industry, these stories give a glimpse into the rich heritage, diversity and global impact of Frederick’s Top 50.

Pick up a copy today or read the electronic version and let us know what you think. We guarantee you’ll find a surprise or two among the stories, and learn something new about the businesses that make Frederick a great place to work.

Frederick’s Top 50 Businesses for 2018

  1. Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  2. Aldi Distribution Center
  3. API Technologies Corp.
  4. AstraZeneca/MedImmune
  5. Battelle BNBI
  6. BB&T
  7. Beckley’s Camping Center
  8. Bimbo Bakeries USA
  9. BlueLinx Corporation
  10. Builders FirstSource
  11. Canam Steel
  12. Carey International
  13. Costco Depot
  14. Dairy Maid Dairy
  15. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy
  16. Dynamic Rugs
  17. Eminent Services Corp.
  18. Engage USA
  19. Equipment Development Co (EDCO)
  20. Experient (a Maritz Global Events Company)
  21. Fannie Mae
  22. FEMA
  23. Fitzgerald Auto Mall
  24. Flying Dog Brewery
  25. FoodPro
  26. Frederick Memorial Regional Healthcare Systems
  27. Homewood at Frederick
  28. Honeywell Intelligrated Systems
  29. Integrace Buckingham’s Choice
  30. Legal & General America
  31. Lonza
  32. Metalfab, Inc
  33. Miscellaneous Metals 
  34. Morgan-Keller Construction
  35. Music & Arts
  36. Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research/Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
  37. NVR, Inc
  38. The Plamondon Companies
  39. Pleasants Paving
  40. ProList
  41. RR Donnelly
  42. Saputo Dairy Foods USA
  43. Skyworks Solutions
  44. STULZ Air Technology Systems, Inc
  45. Tamko Building Products
  46. Thermo Fisher Scientific
  47. Toys R Us Distribution Center
  48. United Healthcare
  49. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  50. Wright Manufacturing