For the 5th Time, ACE Appears on the Inc. 5000 List
For Release: August 23, 2017
Newark, DE – Inc. magazine ranked Applied Control Engineering, Inc. (ACE) No. 4941 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. This is ACE’s fifth time on the Inc. 5000 list—a truly extraordinary accomplishment given that a mere seven percent of companies have made the list five times.
According to Ian P. Burns, P.E., CFSP, President of ACE, “Success is built on long-term relationships— with our customers, our vendors, and our employees. ACE’s repeated recognition by Inc. magazine as one of the top growing private companies in the industry is a reflection of our commitment to those relationships.”
The 2017 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”
The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million.
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Since 1991, ACE has been helping manufacturing, controls, and engineering professionals in every aspect of automation, process control, and information technology systems integration. From platform selection and design, to start-up and validation, as an independent systems integrator, ACE helps customers select the right solution and then implement it on time and on budget.
Rachel M. Erwin
Applied Control Engineering, Inc.