Press Releases

Centro Ranked a Top Memphis Company

July 31, 2014

Memphis, TN, June 20, 2014 @ Memphis Business Journal ranked Centro, Inc. the 89th Top Private Company for 2012-2013, as well as the 7th Fastest Growing Private Company in the Memphis Metropolitan Area.@

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Sustaining Centro Culture Key During Rapid Growth

May 22, 2014

by Memphis Business JournalCentro@Inc. is one of the finalists for the Memphis Business Journal@s annual Small Business Awards in the 61+ Employee category@. To see more from Centro and all the other finalists, check out the special section in the May 16 edition.

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Finalists Chosen for 34th SBAs

March 14, 2014

by Memphis Business Journal @ A panel of independent judges will select winners in each category. @ Finalists in the category of 1-25 employees include: @ Agape North,@Joe Williams, CEO/co-founder; Medford Roofing,@Meghan Medford, president; Memphis Reprographics,@Chris McNally,@Greg McNally@and@Gary Pind, owners; Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC,Matthew Patrick, managing member; and Tioga Environmental Consultants Inc.,Maggie Strom, president,@Larkin Myers, vice president.

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Some Promising, Growing Companies Just Miss The List

June 21, 2013

Bill Wellborn Editor -@Memphis Business @ There are at least 100 private companies that report 2012 revenue of more than $42 million. @ And there are a handful of private firms that have had plenty of growth and success but fell just short of being included in our annual Top 100 Largest Private Companies list.

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hat Project Or Endeavor Do You Plan To Finance With A Loan This Year?

January 25, 2013

by Memphis Business Journal @ Dana Burkett Senior vice president First State Bank @ Given the current interest rate environment, the cost of borrowing remains extremely attractive. That, coupled with some pent-up demand, has motivated many of my business clients and prospects to request loans for building expansion, equipment purchases and working capital needs.

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Centro Inc. announces 7th acquisition of 2012

December 21, 2012

by Cole Epley (’s been a busy year for Centro Inc., a Memphis-based sales representative and distributor of valves, pumps, mixers and other products for the flow control industry. So far in 2012, it has made six announcements of mergers or acquisitions.

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Centro Inc. acquires House of Pumps and Hydragear of Louisiana

November 01, 2012

by@Ed Arnold ( Inc. has purchased two more companies in Louisiana, continuing its regional expansion.The House of Pumps of Doyline, La., and Hydragear of Shreveport, La., join Clements @ Associates and Meredith Air Controls of Nashville as Centro’s third and fourth acquisitions since May.

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Small Business of the Year 2012

June 01, 2012

@ Centro focused on continued success by creating jobs, Arnold ( third time was the charm for Centro Inc. at Memphis Business Journal@s 32nd Small Business Awards program held May 24.

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Small Business Finalist 2011

March 18, 2011

Finalists have been chosen in four categories for Memphis Business Journal’s 31st annual Small Business Awards program.MBJ staffers who voted on the selections are calling the group of companies and executives the most impressive and interesting in many years.

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CFO of the Year 2010

October 22, 2010

David Forell, vice president and CFO of Centro Inc., won in the $10 million to $50 million category. Forell and partner Mike Gallagher purchased Centro, a distributor of flow control products, in 2001.

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