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Ergotron Receives Inc. 5000 Industry Recognition For Fourth Consecutive Year
Ergotron Achieves 24% Growth Over 2006
St. Paul, MN, September 1, 2010
Inc. magazine has ranked Ergotron 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 an important segment of the economy—America’s successful entrepreneurs. Ergotron’s recognition marks the fourth consecutive year the company has received this prestigious honor.
“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.”
Over the past five years, Ergotron has continued to experience record growth—recognized by the business and design community through awards such as Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Fast 50 Award (2005, 2006, 2007), Ernst & Young LLCs Upper Midwest Region 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year, DesignJournal’s ADEX awards (2008, 2009, 2010) and CEA Innovation Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). Through innovative market-changing products and channel promotions, Ergotron is making ergonomics affordable for computer users everywhere, helping to make lives healthier and more productive.
“Ergotron is extremely pleased to receive this fourth consecutive recognition by Inc. Magazine,” explained Joel Hazzard, president and CEO of Ergotron. “There has never been a greater time in history to significantly impact the computing health of millions of people the world over. Each unit delivered is helping to significantly improve lives in every market we serve. The reality is, we’re just getting started.”
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. Ergotron’s Inc. 5000 profile can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/ergotron.
The 2010 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2006 to 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. Additionally, they had to be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2009. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2006 is $80,000; the minimum for 2009 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. The top 10 percent of companies on the list constitute the Inc. 500, now in its 29th year.
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Founded in 1982 by VESA FDMI standard author and visionary Harry Sweere, Ergotron is a global manufacturer of digital display mounting and mobility products, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Ergotron’s products have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 25 years. Our history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 37 patents and our growing portfolio of award winning products for computer monitors, notebooks, and large flat panel displays and T.V.s Ergotron products enhance computing wellness, improve workplace productivity and create business process efficiencies, wherever and whenever they’re used. Incorporating Ergotron’s Constant Force lift and pivot motion technology, wall and desk mount arms, stands, mobile carts, pivots and vertical lifts require less effort to achieve more ergonomic motion, improving the user’s experience when viewing any digital display for work or entertainment. For more information on Ergotron or our products, please visit Ergotron.com or call Ergotron sales at 800-888-8458.