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LaBella Makes the UB Fast 46 List for the Third Consecutive Year!


On September 14, 2023, the University at Buffalo (UB) hosted its third annual Fast 46 Celebration at the UB Center for the Arts. Named in honor of UB’s founding in 1846, the Fast 46 competition recognizes and celebrates the success of 46 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UB alumni or former students around the world. To secure a spot on this coveted list, each Fast 46 finalist must satisfactorily fulfill a set of criteria ranging from their longevity in business to their audited revenue figures, as verified by The Bonadio Group, UB’s trusted verification firm.

Leading the charge and paving the way for LaBella to clinch this esteemed award is none other than LaBella’s CEO and proud UB alumnus, Steve Metzger, PE.

In a triumphant streak, LaBella has now secured a position on the Fast 46 list for the third consecutive year, claiming the 26th spot in 2023. Steve, alongside other members of LaBella, attended the event to accept the award. This recognition is not only an honor for LaBella but also a source of joy, as we are privileged to count dozens of UB graduates among our own. Furthermore, we take great pride in our continued growth and success as a company, a testament to the exceptional leadership provided by Steve.

Congratulations to our fellow Fast 46 award recipients!

To learn more about UB’s Fast 46 competition and explore the diverse accomplishments of our peers, please click the button below.

UB Fast 40 Competition