New York, August 24, 2010 – Inc. magazine today ranked Aerial Services number 3206 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy–America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children’s red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured alongside Aerial Services.
“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.”
Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI) is an integrated team of professionals providing premier services and products to government, utilities, engineers, and other geospatial customers. Based in the Iowa heartland for over 40 years, Aerial Services’ Midwestern work ethic, cutting-edge technology, and experienced staff combine to harness the power of geographic information and provide solutions clients need.
Mike Tully, Aerial Services President & CEO noted upon news of the rankings, “Our company is humbled and proud to be listed among some of the top privately-held companies in the nation. Our team works hard to produce the very best in geospatial services for our clients, which has allowed us to grow as a trusted provider since our inception in 1967. This in turn has led to fiscal growth and the ability to invest in serving others well into the future.”
Despite the fact that most of this year’s list measuring period of 2006-2009 took place during the latest recession, Aerial Services’ three-year growth rate was impressive and led to being listed in the Inc. 5000. During this same period, the company underwent major events including a devastating flood of their headquarters in 2008, purchase of two million-dollar digital aerial sensors, and construction of a new company home post-flood.
You may view Aerial Services’ profile page here via www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/aerial-services. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on www.inc.com/5000.
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