Burton makes Fast Magazine’s fast list

first_imgFAST COMPANY RANKS THE WORLD’S 50 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES:EIGHT OF THE 50 ARE BASED IN THE NORTHEAST(FAIRFIELD, CT, NEW YORK, NY, STRATHAM, NH, ARMONK, NY,BURLINGTON, MA, BURLINGTON, VT, CORNING, NY)NEW YORK, February 20, 2008 Fast Company magazine has announcedits “Fast 50” list of the world’s most innovative companies. Eight of the 50firms named to the 2008 list are based in and around the Northeast (Fairfield,CT, New York, NY, Stratham, NH, Armonk, NY, Burlington, MA, Burlington, VT,and Corning, NY). The Fast 50 firms in the Northeast that made the list are:No. 4 GE (Fairfield, CT)No. 12 News Corp. (New York, NY)No. 21 Timberland (Stratham, NH)No. 22 IBM (Armonk, NY)No. 24 Anomaly (New York, NY)No. 31 IRobot (Burlington, MA)No. 35 Burton (Burlington, VT)No. 38 Coring (Corning, NY)Expanded profiles of theses companies can be found athttp://tinyurl.com/3catzj(link is external).The list also highlights how innovation can drive economic growth. From greenconsumer-products phenomenon Method to 100-year-old Corning, whichspends $2 million each workday on R&D, the list celebrates companies thatare redefining the rules of business through new ideas.Other notable 2008 Fast 50 firms include:No. 1 Google (Mountain View, CA)No. 2 Apple (Cupertino, CA)No. 3 Facebook (Palo Alto, CA)No. 4 GE (Fairfield, CT)No. 5 Ideo (Palo Alto, CA)The complete list and related stories appear in the March 2008 issue of FastCompany magazine (available on newsstands February 19 – March 25).Expanded profiles can be found at http://tinyurl.com/3catzj(link is external), where users canalso nominate their own Fast 50 Reader Favorite.Fast Company Editors are available to discuss the most innovative companiesand how new ideas and fresh initiatives can lead the U.S. to economic growth.About Fast Company magazine:Founded in 1995 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, LLC, award- winning Fast Company magazine (www.FastCompany.com(link is external)) covers the ideas,trends and visionaries that are sparking change and creating the future ofbusiness. With a total paid circulation of 746,161, Fast Company explores theprofound innovation, creative breakthroughs, best and “next” practices thatare driving the business world. # # #last_img