MN8 Foxfire Named to “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Inaugural E360 Performance Index

CINCINNATI, OH – OCT 29 – MN8 Foxfire, UL-certified developer of photoluminescent safety products, today was recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, MN8 Foxfire is recognized as a company that exemplifies growth, not just in top and bottom line, but in sustainability and ability to achieve lasting success.


“Foxfire is steadfast in creating a scalable and sustainable business, and committed to making the firefighting industry – and those they protect – safer,” said Zachary Green, CEO of MN8 Foxfire. “We are honored to be listed among the ‘Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America,’ and thank all our firefighter brothers and sisters for supporting us and Entrepreneur for recognizing the hardworking entrepreneurs that make up the fabric of American business.”


“Those honored have identified problems in the world, come up with a solution no one else ever dared, and built their enterprises around it,” says Ryan Shea, president of Entrepreneur Media. “They’ve accomplished new ways of producing sustainable growth and are an inspiration to others who want to fulfill their own entrepreneurial goals.”


MN8 Foxfire’s photoluminescent products illuminate zero-light, smoke-filled environments on firefighters’ helmets, tools and equipment to increase accountability and decrease disorientation, reducing the most common problems firefighters encounter that can lead to serious injury and death. Both energy-efficient and cost-effective, Foxfire’s photoluminescent products illuminate in total darkness with some emitting an afterglow of up to 80 hours after charging in any light source for seconds. Lumaware is the company’s safety and egress division. After serving more than 65,000 firefighters in over 25 countries, MN8 expanded into providing commercial buildings, sports arenas, universities, hotels and more, with photoluminescent emergency egress systems and exit signs, including a UL-approved exit sign that requires no batteries, electricity or testing.


Through in-depth surveys, the team of editors and researchers behind the E360 Performance Index collected more than 250 pieces of data from hundreds of participating U.S. based companies, focusing on growth drivers and challenges, goal setting, resource allocations, and reward systems. The analysis uncovered a subset of companies including MN8 Foxfire whose continued success is largely based on superior value creation for their customers, building an adaptive learning culture, and aggressive geographic expansion—making them the most dynamic firms in America today.




About MN8 Foxfire and Lumaware

MN8 Foxfire and LumAware is a firefighter-owned company that develops energy-efficient and cost-effective photoluminescent products for more than 65,000 firefighters and hundreds of safety and egress systems in 25 countries around the world. Foxfire’s fire safety products include photoluminescent fire helmet bands and tetrahedrons, tool coating kits, grip wraps, and equipment bands. LumAware, MN8’s safety and egress division, offers more than 30 various UL-listed exit signs, a patented illuminating liquid stair nosing line stripe system, and safety signs ranging from fire extinguisher labels to floor numbers.


The Ohio Chamber of Commerce awarded MN8 Foxfire its ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for 2013; and both the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and Cincinnati Innovates have recognized MN8 Foxfire for its efforts in developing technology that keeps both firefighters and citizens safer. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. To learn more, visit or


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