Glass Companies Numerous on Inc. 5,000 List

A number of glass-related companies ranked on Inc. magazine's first-ever Inc. 5000 list-a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
The 2007 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held and independent-not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies-as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006. Among the glass companies to make the list were the following:

  • Number 1,799: J&S Machine in Ellsworth, Wis., grew its revenue 201 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $680,825 to $2.0 million. The company also ranked 91 in the top 100 Companies in Manufacturing;
  • Number 1,951: Sowards Glass in Topeka, Kan., grew its revenue 185.5 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $728,369 to $2.1 million;
  • Number 2,014: Cutting Edge Glass in Denver, grew its revenue 178.2 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $1.1 million to $3 million. The company also ranked number 42 in the Top Companies in Denver-Aurora, Colo.;
  • Number 2,556: Nana Wall Systems in Mill Valley, Calif., grew its revenue 135.4 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $11 million to $26 million. The company also ranked number 100 in the Top Companies in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.;
  • Number 2,787: Chapman's Mirror & Glass in High Point, N.C., grew its revenue 121 percent from 2003 to 2006, from 1.$ million to $3 million;
  • Number 2,935: United Glass & Panel Systems in North Canton, Ohio, grew its revenue 111.9 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $5.9 million to $12.6 million;
  • Number 3,250: All Action Architectural Metal & Glass in Edison, N.J., grew its revenue 96.1 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $2.5 million to $5 million;
  • Number 3,341: Mammen Glass & Mirror in Irving, Texas, grew its revenue 91.7 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $3.7 million to $7.1 million. The company also ranked number 82 in the Top Companies in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas;
  • Number 3,558: Coastal Glass Distributors in Charleston, S.C., grew its revenue 82 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $14.3 million to $26.0 million;
  • Number 3,998: Sound Glass Sales in Tacoma, Wash., grew its revenue 62.7 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $7.8 million to $12.7 million. The company also ranked number 73 in the Top Companies in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.;
  • Number 4,016: Edgetech I.G. of Cambridge, Ohio, grew its revenue 61.9 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $35.2 million to $57.0 million;
  • Number 4,058: W & W Glass in Nanuet, N.Y., grew its revenue 60.4 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $55.1 million to $88.3 million;
  • Number 4,095: Salem Distributing in Winston-Salem, N.C., grew its revenue 58.9 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $25.1 million to $39.9 million;
  • Number 4,126: Midwest Glass in Brookings, S.D., grew its revenue 57.7 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $2.1 million to $3.3 million;
  • Number 4,551: Stiles Machinery in Grand Rapids, Mich., grew its revenue 41.8 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $127.9 million to $181.3 million;
  • Number 4,605: Maryland Glass & Mirror in Baltimore, grew its revenue 39.5 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $3.6 million to $5.1 million. The company also ranked number 58 in the Top Companies in Baltimore-Towson, Md.;
  • Number 4,820: Rex Glass & Mirror in Pittsburgh, grew its revenue 30.5 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $4.1 million to $5.4 million;
  • Number 4,908: Crystal Window & Door Systems in Flushing, N.Y., grew its revenue 25.9 percent from 2003 to 2006, from $45.9 million to $57.8 million;

The 2007 Inc. 5,000 reported median revenue of $9.4 million and median three-year growth of 140 percent. CLICK HERE for complete information on this year's Inc. 5,000.

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