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Beacon Converters, Inc. named to DiversityBusiness.com’s Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S. and the Top 50 Owned Businesses in the State of NJ

May 22, 2013

Honors have been bestowed upon the nation’s finest and brightest entrepreneurs. In recognition of the momentous achievement, DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural social media site, has recently acknowledged Beacon Converters, Inc. as one of the Nation’s “Top 500 Women Owned Businesses” for 2013, and “Top 50 Woman Owned Businesses in the State of New Jersey”.

This exclusive ranking is a reflection of Beacon’s overall vision, leadership and economic accomplishments in moving our economy forward. The award, known as the Div500, represents the most unique class of forward thinking companies who have earned the distinction of fostering a culture of sustainable growth among the communities they serve.

2013 marks DiversityBusiness.com’s 13th annual listing of the Nation’s top businesses. Over 1.3 million businesses participated in this year’s program. The “Top Businesses” are determined by a selection committee which evaluates the eligibility for all submissions in each award categories. The selection committee bases their decision on an extensive set of criteria which includes: reviewing each entrant’s business profile, website and gross annual sales submitted. The businesses selected on these prestigious lists have become highly coveted among corporations, government agencies and educational institutions who desire to increase opportunities with privately-held businesses.

“We are very proud to continue to support men and women who have become the core of our nation’s innovation, productivity and growth”, says Kenton Clarke, President & CEO of DiversityBusiness.com. He goes on to add, “I am very optimistic about our future especially as this distinct group of entrepreneurs continue to produce immeasurable results and serve as a prime example for current and generations to come.”

”In these challenging fiscal times we are especially grateful to carry forward as a privately held, 3rd generation, family-owned company, fully woman-owned and operated. Utilizing the unique strengths of our employee family, we approach business challenges with innovation, knowledge, determination, and a foundation of excellent relationships with the customers and suppliers who are such an essential part of our success” -- Jackie Daly Johnson, CEO

The List

This List is a classification that represents the top privately-held businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. The List offers a comprehensive look at the strongest segment in the United States economy- America’s privately-held businesses. Large organizational buyers who do business with multicultural, small and women-owned businesses all use the list. The List has garnered over 20 million annual views since inception. For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.com.

About Beacon Converters, Inc.

Beacon is a sterilization-packaging manufacturer for the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Founded in 1947, Beacon is third generation family-owned, FDA registered, women owned and small business certified. Their extensive line of packaging products for terminally sterilized medical devices include: peelable and non-peelable pouches, header bags, die-cut lids, rollstock, plastic custom die-cut insert cards, bulk bags for pharmaceutical, flat/square bags and tie wraps. Learn more about product solutions at www.beaconconverters.com.

About DiversityBusiness.com

Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of privately owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness.com provides research and data collection services for diversity including the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities", "Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America", and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. Its e-magazine reaches over 3,000,000 readers, an e-newsletter that reaches 2.4 million, and website visitors of 1.2 million a month. It is a leading provider of diversity management tools. DiversityBusiness.com’s produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.


For additional information, please contact:

Kathleen Daly Mascolo

Vice President and Director of Marketing

Beacon Converters, Inc.

Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

Kathleen@beaconconverters.com