ColoradoBiz has ranked Birko, Henderson, Colo, number 60 on its 2012 list of Top 250 Private Companies.

The company has moved up in ranks from number 71 in 2011, according to a news release.

“Birko continues to grow and we’re excited to be recognized as one of Colorado’s leading private companies,” Mark Swanson, Birko’s chief executive officer said in the release. “Even in a challenging economy, we’re proud to be a leading manufacturer in the vital food safety industry.”

Birko was also honored by ColoradoBiz as a finalist in the manufacturing category for Top Company, according to the release.