For Immediate Release – 12–17–13
MassEcon announces LeachGarner as a winner for the 10th annual Team Massachusetts Economic Award.
LeachGarner, A Berkshire Hathaway Company and a division of Richline Group, Inc., has been named as a Silver winner for the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, awarded annually by MassEcon. The awards celebrate companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the Massachusetts economy.
LeachGarner was chosen because of its leadership position as a precious metals supplier in support of the jewelry industry, government, and other industrial market sectors that require end-to-end precious metal solutions. LeachGarner has invested in many capital upgrades since 2012 and continues to spend millions of dollars with Massachusetts based suppliers and local services providers. LeachGarner employs over 600 individuals in Massachusetts.
“We have worked diligently in the past 18 months to establish LeachGarner as a leading precious metal supplier and are proud to be honored as a Silver winner of the Tenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. “We look forward to a future of continued growth and renewed commitment to the state of Massachusetts.” said Joe White, President of LeachGarner.
MassEcon selected the winners based on job growth, facility expansion, and investment since January 1, 2012, as well as other criteria including community involvement. Finalists competed on a regional basis, defined as West, Central, Southeast, Northeast, and Greater Boston.
“MassEcon is proud to honor these companies for staying and growing here. These awards demonstrate our appreciation for the significant commitment these companies have made throughout the Commonwealth, and this year, in particular, we have seen a resurgence in job growth and investment that deserves recognition,” stated Susan Houston, Executive Director of MassEcon.
LeachGarner, A Berkshire Hathaway Company, is a leading supplier of precious metals and provides support to the jewelry industry, government, and other market sectors which require end-to-end precious metal solutions.
About Richline Group, Inc.
Richline Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is the USA’s foremost fine jewelry manufacturer and marketer. The Richline Group was formed in 2007. Currently, the major brands comprising Richline’s portfolio are LeachGarner, Inverness, Rio Grande and Richline Brands. Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services. The Common Stock of the Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols BRK.A and BRK.B.