Quiet Logistics Wins Silver | Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

Winners selected based on job growth, expansion and investment, and community involvement

Devens, Massachusetts – October 15, 2012 – Quiet Logistics was selected as a Silver Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winner, awarded annually by MassEcon (Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development). The awards celebrate companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the Massachusetts economy. The winners from each region will be recognized at an awards luncheon on November 20th at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Over 400 are expected to attend, including featured speaker Governor Deval Patrick.

The awards celebrate companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the Massachusetts economy. The winners from each of the five regions will be announced in October and recognized at an awards luncheon on November 20th in Boston.

"The key to our economic recovery is innovation, and these Team Massachusetts Impact Award winners exemplify that innovative spirit,” said Greg Bialecki, the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development. "Continuing to support and grow the innovation economy is one of the central goals of the Patrick-Murray Administration's economic development plan, and we look forward to seeing these companies continue to grow in the future."

Quiet Logistics is a high-tech, high-touch eCommerce fulfillment company based in Devens, MA. Quiet is the latest in a long line of Boston-area eCommerce success stories.

“We are very pleased with this recognition from MassEcon,” said Quiet Logistics CEO Bruce Welty. “As our rapid growth makes clear, Massachusetts is a great place to build and scale a business.”

MassEcon selected the winners based on job growth, facility expansion, and investment since January 1, 2011, as well as other criteria including community involvement. Finalists competed on a regional basis, defined as West, Central, Southeast, Northeast, and Greater Boston.

“MassEcon is proud to celebrate these companies for staying and growing here. We appreciate the commitment and investment these companies have made in Massachusetts. It’s especially gratifying to see growth occurring in all regions of the state.” stated Susan Houston, Executive Director of MassEcon.

The complete list of winners for the 9th ANNUAL TEAM MASSACHUSETTS ECONOMIC IMPACT AWARDS is listed below:

NORTHEAST:
Gold: Acme Packet – Bedford
Silver: Thermo Fisher Scientific – Tewksbury
Bronze: Cabot Corp – Haverhill

WEST:
Gold: Savage Arms – Westfield
Silver: Polymer Corp – Palmer
Bronze: Thing5 – Springfield

SOUTHEAST:
Gold: Sysco Boston – Plympton
Silver: Cheer Pack – W. Bridgewater
Lacerta Group – Mansfield

CENTRAL:
Gold: IPG Photonics – Oxford
Silver: Quiet Logistics – Devens
Bronze: Classic Envelope – Douglas

GREATER BOSTON:
Gold: Vecna Technologies – Cambridge
Silver: Pegasystems – Cambridge
Bronze: Brightcove – Boston

Rising Stars
Aquabotix – Fall River
Boston Heart Diagnostics – Framingham
Pharmalucence – Billerica

About MassEcon
MassEcon, founded in 1993, is a non-profit partnership of the private and public sectors dedicated to marketing Massachusetts as a competitive location for business. Its services include the state's only Site Finder Service, which helps expanding and relocating companies find appropriate sites throughout the Commonwealth; the Research & Information Service, which provides companies with the information they need to evaluate the Commonwealth as a location to grow; and the Massachusetts Ambassadors, a network of civic and corporate leaders who help market Massachusetts as a place to do business. Through these channels, and in conjunction with state, regional, and local partners, MassEcon has helped facilitate the location of over 250 companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Straumann USA, Merck, and American Superconductor.

About Quiet Logistics
Quiet Logistics is the eCommerce fulfillment provider of choice for leading fashion and apparel brands and e-tailers. Quiet combines best-in-class technology with a deep understanding of brand care to deliver an exceptional and highly personalized customer experience for its clients. www.quietlogistics.com

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