Milliken & Company of Spartanburg tops Grant Thornton’s latest South Carolina 100, its annual ranking of the top 100 private companies in the state. Twenty-six other Upstate companies also made the list.

Grant Thornton, an independent audit, tax and advisory firm, ranks the companies based on their net revenues for their most recently completed fiscal year. To qualify, companies must be privately held, headquartered in the state and not a subsidiary of another company.

Three Upstate companies appeared in the Top 10 with the same ranks they held in 2015 and 2014: Milliken & Company of Spartanburg (1), J.M. Smith Corporation of Spartanburg (3) and Quality Business Solutions of Travelers Rest (6).

Several Greenville companies rose significantly in rank since last year. Parkplace Corporation jumped 21 spots in rank to 64; McMillan Pazdan Smith rose 21 places to 73. Commercial FoodService Repair Inc. and Yeargin Potter Smith Construction both climbed 13 places to 51 and 56, respectively, and Human Technologies Inc. rose 12 places to 34.

Upstate companies in the South Carolina 100:

Revenue over $1 billion

1. Milliken & Company, Spartanburg

3. J.M. Smith Corporation, Spartanburg

6. Quality Business Solutions, Travelers Rest


Revenue of $100-$999 million

8. Lincoln Oil Co., Greenville

10. Mount Vernon Mills Inc., Mauldin

12. Dearybury Oil & Gas Inc., Spartanburg

18. Southeastern Paper Group Inc., Spartanburg

20. Spartanburg Forest Products Inc., Greer

22. Metromont Corporation, Greenville

25. JHM Enterprises Inc., Greenville

34. Human Technologies Inc., Greenville

37. O’Neal Inc., Greenville


Revenue of $50-$99 million

43. Industrial Packaging Supplies Inc., Fountain Inn

47. CoLinx LLC, Greenville

48. Eldeco Inc., Greenville

51. Commercial FoodService Repair Inc., Greenville

53. Trehel Corporation, Greenville

56. Yeargin Potter Smith Construction, Greenville

57. Infinity Marketing Solutions, Greenville


Revenue under $50 million

64. Parkplace Corporation, Greenville

65. Greenville Meats Inc., Greenville

72. Southern Weaving Company, Greenville

73. McMillan Pazdan Smith LLC, Greenville

74. Waldrop Inc., Spartanburg

75. New South Construction Supply LLC, Greenville

81. International Plastics Inc., Greenville

82. Find Great People LLC, Greenville


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