AMS - One of The America's Fastest Growing Companies

ams one of the fastest growing companies in America

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000

AUSTIN MANUFACTURING SERVICES (AMS) Ranks # 4004 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000, with Three-Year Sales Growth of 36%. AMS’ national industry rank was # 144.

NEW YORK, August 23, 2012 -- Inc. magazine today ranked AUSTIN MANUFACTURING SERVCIES NO. 4004 on its annual Inc. 500|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 entrepreneurs and business owners. Financial services company Unified Payments tops this year’s list. Austin Manufacturing Services joins Astrum Solar, Edge Solutions, Integrity Funding, Gold & Silver Buyers, Bluefin Payment Systems and AdRoll, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list. To make the list, companies had to meet certain criteria that included commitment and demonstration of ethical practices and high standards in the marketplace. To be honored this year is even more notable according to Inc., thriving through three of the toughest years the economy has seen in recent memory is a testimony to AMS’ success.

"In spite of a challenging economic environment, the last several years has been an extraordinary period of growth for AMS", said Neil Ashley, VP of Corporate & Business Development of AMS, "during our management buyout in 2009, we were fortunate to foster several key long-term financial partnerships, but more importantly, we have continued to execute on maintaining and developing partnerships with a strong list of fast growing companies, as well as established market leading clients", he added, “This was our first time to make the Inc. list, so we are pretty pleased about it." 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 at www.inc.com.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

CONTACT:

Neil Ashley
VP, Corporate and Business Development
O: 512.491.7411
M: 817.999.5599
E: neil_ashley@austinmfg.com

Inc. Methodology

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 3–5, 2011, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit http://www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.