Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Fourth Annual Exclusive List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
Sentinel Fence Ranks No. 4718 on the
2010 Inc. 5000
with Three-Year Sales Growth of 12%
NEW YORK, August 24, 2010 -- Inc.
magazine today ranked Sentinel Fence NO. 4718 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, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of
the iconic children’s red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on
this year’s list.
“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.”
Global Fence and Gate (http://www.globalfenceandgate.com)
is a leading supplier in aluminum fence, vinyl fence, aluminum estate gates,
aluminum railing and aluminum arbors. The company prides itself on its excellent
customer service record and the quality of its 100% American made products from
The 2010 Inc. 5000, unveiled
today on Inc.com, serves as a unique illustration of the profound changes
taking place in the U.S. economy. The Government Services sector showed the
biggest gain in terms of the number of companies on the list, up 33 percent
from last year to 335 companies. Government Services was also the
second-fastest-growing sector in terms of median revenue growth, posting a 202
percent gain over the 2006-2009 measuring period. More than half of these
companies are based in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The
fastest-growing sector by median revenue growth was Real Estate, now just a
tiny group of 38 young, small companies, which showed 231 percent median growth
over the period. (There were 121 Real Estate firms on the inaugural Inc. 5000
in 2007.) Business Products & Services is the top industry by number of
companies on the list (640) and total revenue ($80.7 billion), while Health is
the biggest by total employment (287,726jobs).
Despite the fact that most
of this year’s measuring period of 2006-2009 took place during the latest
recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased
to $321.6 billion, up more than 50 percent from last year. The effects of the
recession are seen, however, in the median three-year growth rate, which
dropped to 96 percent from last year’s 126 percent. This year’s Inc. 5000
employ a record 1.4 million people, up from one million on last year’s list.
With unemployment remaining stubbornly high, policymakers and business leaders
will do well to look to the Inc. 5000 companies for fresh ideas on achieving
growth and creating jobs.
Complete results of the Inc.
5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted
by industry, region, and other criteria. Our listing can be found on www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/sentinel-fence.
For the Inc. 500 2009 Sentinel Fence had a growth rate of 991.72% based on the 2008 Revenue of 3.8M and the 2005 Revenue of $384,000. Putting Sentinel Fence at position of 208th fastest growing company based on the standings at www.inc.com/inc5000/2009.