10. SET Enterprises Inc.
The company started out as S.E.T. Steel back in 1989 after chairman Sid E. Taylor left a management position with General Motors. In 2001, S.E.T. Steel became SET Enterprises Inc. and one of the biggest metal-processing companies in the United States. The company is based in Warren, Michigan, and despite falling to the No. 10 spot from its ninth-ranked spot as the most successful Black company last year, SET Enterprises actually saw an increase in revenue this year, posting $390 million.
9. Radio One Inc.
Despite the economic hardships that many radio broadcasters are facing, Maryland-based Radio One has managed to hang on tight to its success. The self-proclaimed urban media specialist now has holdings in television and digital media in addition to its popular radio stations and posted more than $448 million in revenue this year.
8. Thompson Hospitality
This company not only includes quick-service restaurants but also food and facilities management services. Based in Reston, Virginia, the company posted more than $480 million in revenue this year.
7. Global Automotive Alliance LLC
This Detroit-based automotive parts supplier has been climbing the ranks in recent years as one of the largest and most successful Black companies in the U.S. Global Automotive Alliance. It rose in the ranks from the 12th most successful Black company in 2012 to the No. 7 spot this year with an annual revenue of $520 million.
6. The Anderson-DuBose Cos.
A leader in the food and paper products distribution industry, the Ohio-based company made more than $540 million in revenue in 2014.
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