69. New Horizons Baking Co.

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Founded in 1995, New Horizons Baking Co. is the largest food manufacturer and distributor in the Midwest, and the fifth largest minority-owned company in Ohio.  Since 2002, Tilmon Brown has presided over the company with over 51% black ownership.

New Horizons bakes soft sandwich buns and English muffins for the food service and Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) industry. The company is a member in McDonald’s USA minority supplier program for the McDonald’s is the company’s largest QSR customer.

The Norwalk, Connecticut-based company operates a satellite office in Fremont, Indiana.  Revenues for the company were approximately $65.3 million in 2008–up 13.3% from the previous year.