The folks at Inc. magazine must have had a tough time picking the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. companies this year. Despite the sour economy, firms that managed to survive the recession have probably experienced growth between 2007 to 2010, the time frame that Inc. measured this year. Paso Robles, Calif.-based IQMS -- a developer of enterprise resource planning software -- sent a news release today highlighting that it made the Inc. 5000 list for the first time this year. The company ranked No. 4,723, reporting three-year organic sales growth of 11 percent. So I decided to check out the full list to look for other plastics-related companies. After scrolling through 5,000 companies, I have no doubt that I missed some. But here are a few that I spotted:
- Injection molder Steinwall Inc ranked No. 3,909, with three-year sales growth of 35 percent. Plastics News readers know Steinwall -- the company was a finalist for our Processor of the Year award, and won our first-ever PN Excellence Award for employee relations.
- Integra Enclosures, a Mentor, Ohio-based manufacturer of polycarbonate and nonmetal enclosures used to protect electrical devices. The company ranked No. 3,872 on the Inc. list, with 2010 sales of $4.5 million and three-year sales growth of 36 percent.