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        Welcome to Crain's Fast 50, our annual look at companies that are showing the world how to grow.

        In the ranks of this year's list, based on results for the past three years, you'll find evidence everywhere of some of the biggest business and economic trends of the day: a rebound in construction as real estate prices rise and downtown Detroit sees a resurgence; rising automotive sales that spur the local economy, and bold acquisitions that offer overnight growth.

        We don't pick the companies by a pure percentage growth rate alone. Instead, we rank companies by percentage revenue growth between 2013 and 2016, and also by the dollar amount of revenue growth. The two rankings are then added together to create the list. The lower the number, the higher the final ranking.

        And because revenue growth isn't everything in business, we also ask companies to certify that they are profitable.

        Rank Company Revenue 2013 ($) Revenue 2016 ($) Growth
        1 Meridian Health Plan 1,170,000,000 3,730,000,000 219%
        2 Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. 1,520,000,000 4,410,000,000 191%
        3 Barton Malow Co. 1,150,000,000 2,430,000,000 112%
        4 Piston Group 684,000,000 1,580,000,000 131%
        5 Sun Communities Inc. 415,000,000 834,000,000 101%
        6 General RV Center Inc. 355,000,000 707,000,000 99%
        7 United Shore Financial Services LLC 449,000,000 857,000,000 91%
        8 U.S. Farathane 402,000,000 750,000,000 87%
        9 The Christman Co. 15,500,000 100,000,000 542%
        10 Loc Performance Products Inc. 42,000,000 120,000,000 186%
        11 Aristeo Construction Co. 221,000,000 403,000,000 82%
        12 H.W. Kaufman Financial Group Inc./Burns & Wilcox Ltd. 1,430,000,000 2,050,000,000 44%
        13 PrizeLogic LLC 18,000,000 69,000,000 278%
        14 Harvest-Sherwood Food Distributors 1,540,000,000 2,150,000,000 40%
        15 Alta Equipment Co. 208,000,000 330,000,000 59%
        16 The Colasanti Cos. 69,700,000 135,000,000 94%
        17 Domino's Pizza Inc. 1,800,000,000 2,470,000,000 37%
        18 Credit Acceptance Corp. 682,000,000 969,000,000 42%
        19 Acro Service Corp. 216,800,000 331,800,000 53%
        19 Agree Realty Corp. 43,500,000 91,500,000 110%
        21 Kirco Manix 47,000,000 96,000,000 104%
        22 Jim Riehl's Friendly Automotive Group Inc. 184,500,000 283,700,000 54%
        23 LaFontaine Automotive Group 577,100,000 816,800,000 42%
        24 Advantage Management Group Inc.-Advantage Living Centers 53,000,000 103,300,000 95%
        24 Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust 170,100,000 260,900,000 53%
        26 National Food Group Inc. 60,500,000 113,400,000 87%
        26 The Suburban Collection 1,600,000,000 2,13000000000 33%
        28 Gentherm Inc. 662,100,000 917,600,000 39%
        29 Deshler Group Inc. 76,600,000 135,300,000 77%
        30 Multi-Bank Securities Inc. 38,100,000 75,500,000 98%
        31 Shaw Electric Co. 39,000,000 76,000,000 95%
        32 The Macomb Group Inc. 131,900,000 200,000,000 52%
        33 SmithGroupJJR Inc. 163,000,000 235,900,000 45%
        34 BorgWarner Inc. 7,440,000,000 9,070,000,000 22%
        35 Inteva Products LLC 2,200,000,000 2,800,000,000 27%
        36 Strategic Staffing Solutions Inc. 238,000,000 330,000,000 39%
        37 American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. 3,210,000,000 3,950,000,000 23%
        38 Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. 639,600,000 835,900,000 31%
        39 Amerilodge Group LLC 24,300,000 49,600,000 104%
        40 Kasco Inc. 45,200,000 80,600,000 78%
        41 National Business Supply Inc. 91,300,000 138,000,000 51%
        42 Bob Jeannotte Buick GMC Inc. 41,000,000 69,000,000 68%
        42 Contract Direct 18,600,000 38,600,000 107%
        44 The Ideal Group Inc. 231,000,000 307,000,000 33%
        45 Hatch Stamping Co. 133,000,000 186,600,000 40%
        46 Buff Whelan Chevrolet 162,700,000 224,800,000 38%
        47 Reliable Software Resources Inc. 38,000,000 63,200,000 66%
        48 Lear Corp. 16,200,000,000 18,600,000,000 14%
        49 Neapco Holdings LLC 570,000,000 702,000,000 23%
        50 Belfor Holdings Inc. 1,310,000,000 1,590,000,000 21%
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