“We are thrilled to make the Inc. 5000 list again this year,” said company president Paul Sandefer. “It’s not easy for manufacturing companies to maintain significant growth year after year, which is why manufacturers make up less than 4 percent of the entire list,” he said. Only 15 manufacturers are on the list for the sixth time in 2015. “This is a great tribute to our employees, who take pride in their work and find innovative ways to help our customers,” said Sandefer. View our Inc. 5000 profile.
ComplianceSigns.com Marks 5th Year on Inc 5000 List in 2014
For the 5th consecutive year, ComplianceSigns, Inc. has been named one of America's fastest-growing private companies, as ranked by Inc. magazine. To earn another spot on the annual Inc. 5000 list, we achieved revenue growth of 109 percent over the past three years.
We rank as the 7th fastest-growing manufacturer in Illinois, and 100th in the entire U.S. Once again, we appear to be the only safety sign manufacturer on the list. Thank you to all our loyal customers for making this possible! See our profile here.
ComplianceSigns.com Named to Fastest-Growing List for 4th Year in 2013
For the fourth consecutive year, ComplianceSigns, Inc. has been named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., as ranked by Inc. magazine.
To earn another spot on the annual Inc. 5,000 list, we achieved revenue growth of 121 percent over the past three years, an increase from 119 percent in 2012. ComplianceSigns ranks as the ninth fastest-growing manufacturer in Illinois, and 108th in the entire U.S. We appear to be the only safety sign manufacturer on the list.
"Maintaining growth through the recent economic climate has been a true challenge," said company president Paul Sandefer. "Qualifying for this list four years in a row shows what fantastic people we have throughout our company. Their daily efforts to develop and produce top-quality products and provide excellent customer service are what keep our customers coming back - and keep our company growing."
Many thanks to our loyal customers who helped us earn this recognition. See the press release about this honor here.
ComplianceSigns.com Marks 3rd Year on Inc. 5000 List in 2012
For the third year in a row, ComplianceSigns, Inc. has been designated one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., as ranked by Inc. magazine.
We earned a spot on the 2012 Inc. 5,000 list by achieving revenue growth of 119 percent over the past three years, ranking as the sixth fastest-growing manufacturer in Illinois, and 60th in the entire U.S. ComplianceSigns was the number 49 private manufacturing company in the country on the 2011 list.
"We are thrilled to make the list for a third year," said company president Paul Sandefer. "That feat and our rank as the number six manufacturer in Illinois are a real testament to our employees. Safety signs aren't glamorous, but our people take pride in their work and find innovative ways to help our customers. They don't just take and fill orders. It may sound cliché, but our people really do set us apart from other manufacturing companies."
We are grateful to our customers, partners and employees for helping us earn this recognition. See the Signindustry.com article about this honor here.
ComplianceSigns.com Named to Inc. 5000 List for 2nd Year in 2011
For the second year in a row, ComplianceSigns, Inc. ranked in the top 5000 private growth companies in the United States. Our rank this year is 1,768 overall, and #49 in manufacturing. Ratings are calculated by dividing current year revenue by revenue from three years prior, comparing percentage growth in the three year window. Our growth was 150%.
"It is a difficult task for manufacturers to make this list because revenue scaling is more difficult compared to other industries such as financial services and insurance," says company president Paul Sandefer. "It is even more difficult to repeat year to year - because as a company grows, high growth percentages are hard to maintain. To make the list two years in a row is a testament to the hard work of our employees, and the contribution of our partners in very challenging economic times."
We sincerely congratulate and thank the customers, employees, partners and friends of ComplianceSigns, Inc. Read our blog post about this honor here.
ComplianceSigns.com - Ranked #859 on the 2010 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private US Companies
With three year sales growth of 350 percent, ComplianceSigns.com ranked number 12 among manufacturing companies and number 859 overall on the Inc. 5000 list, which ranks companies according to percentage revenue growth from 2006 through 2009. ComplianceSigns.com, founded in 2004, is a leading manufacturer of workplace safety and compliance signs and labels.
Inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list puts ComplianceSigns.com in good company. Previous lists have included Microsoft, Timberland, Under Armour and Zappos, to name but a few. Despite the fact that qualification for this year’s list took place during the latest recession, total revenue and employment numbers for listed firms increased from previous years.
“The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”
“Being recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America is a great honor,” said company founder and president Paul Sandefer. It highlights the confidence our customers place in ComplianceSigns.com every time they order, and we thank them for that confidence.”
“This award is a testament to the hard work, dedication and extraordinary quality of our employees - especially in a major recession,” says Sandefer. “They have embraced ComplianceSigns.com’s simple strategy: Discover what our customers want, then maximize customer satisfaction through easy shopping, fair prices, high quality and fast fulfillment.” The company employs approximately 30 workers, most at a manufacturing facility in Chadwick, IL.
The U.S. Small Business Administration reports there are 6 million private small businesses with less than 500 employees in the U.S., and that these businesses generated two out of every three new jobs over the past 15 years. While many small businesses have suffered in the latest recession, members of the Inc. 5000 list, including ComplianceSigns.com, have achieved significant sales and employment growth despite the many challenges of the current economy.
ComplianceSigns.com produces workplace safety signs, parking signs, no smoking labels, Braille restroom signs and other safety-related signs. Many of their products are used by other small businesses to comply with state, federal and local safety requirements, such as OSHA, ANSI, DOT and NFPA standards. Company clients include industrial manufacturers, retailers, schools, health care facilities, military and government agencies, professional buildings and churches.
The company sells signs exclusively through its website at www.ComplianceSigns.com. As an Inc. 5000 honoree, ComplianceSigns received public recognition by the magazine, including a company profile on its website. See the Signweb article about this honor here.
The 2014 list measures revenue growth from 2010 through 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. Revenue figures given in the company profiles are for the 2013 calendar year. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies-as of December 31, 2013.
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