Industry Companies Recognized On Inc. 5000 List
Several promotional products businesses appear on Inc. magazine’s 2016 Inc. 5000 ranking of the country’s fastest-growing private companies. To qualify for the 2016 Inc. 5000, businesses must be privately owned and based in the United States. Only businesses with at least $100,000 in sales by March 31, 2012, and $2 million in 2015 were eligible.
“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great—usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
Fourteen of Cleveland, Ohio-based Proforma’s (UPIC: PROFORMA) affiliated distributors made the magazine’s list: Proforma Irvine Group, No. 960; Proforma 3rd Degree Marketing, No. 1794; Proforma Signature Solutions, No. 2406; Proforma Diversified Corporate Solutions, No. 2661; Proforma Dynamic Resources, No. 2854; Proforma Key Solutions, No. 3557; Proforma Promotionally Yours, No. 4083; inMotion Brand Strategies, Powered by Proforma, No. 4242; Proforma ASAP, No. 4304; Mack Packaging, Powered by Proforma, No. 4328; Proforma Albrecht & Co., No. 4678; Proforma Graphic Services, No. 4794; ABC Printing Company, Powered by Proforma, No. 4838; Proforma Destiny Promotions, No. 4901
Supplier Pop! Promos (UPIC: poppromos), came in at No. 135 on the magazine’s list. Posting growth of more than 2,600 percent over the past three years, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based company is the second-highest ranking business in the city and fourth highest in state.
Erin Reilly, CEO of Pop! Promos, says, “Since starting the business only a few years ago, it is a company’s dream of making it onto the Inc. 5000 list. Without the determination and hard work from our entire team on a daily basis, we couldn’t have accomplished this achievement.”
Other industry companies on the list include Creative Studio Promotions, No. 447; Pride Products Distributors (UPIC: pridepro), No. 3081; Quality Logo Products (UPIC: qualityl), No. 3497; MRL Promotions (UPIC: mrlprint), No. 3832; DiscountMugs.com No. 3905; ePromos Promotional Products (UPIC: EPROMOS), No. 3969; Overture Promotions (UPIC: OVERP0002), No. 4034; Society Awards (UPIC: S525797) No. 4299; iPROMOTEu (UPIC: IPRO9320), No. 4418; OmniSource Marketing Group (UPIC: OMNI007), No. 4745 and InkHead (UPIC: InkHead), No. 4900.
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