Troy, MI (August 24, 2011)
– Inc. magazine ranked FISHER/UNITECH, a leading engineering technologies firm serving the Midwest, number 4,975 on its fifth 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. FISHER/UNITECH is a leading reseller of SolidWorks® 3D CAD software, and Stratasys 3D printers and rapid prototyping equipment for product design, development and manufacturing.
“We are proud to be recognized as part of the Inc. 5000 for the fourth consecutive year,” said Charles Hess, president and CEO of FISHER/UNITECH. “We continue to invest heavily in the infrastructure and resources needed to grow our business, most recently with the acquisition of another SolidWorks reseller in December 2010, increasing our market share in Ohio. As Midwest manufacturing companies continue to rebound in our economy, we are uniquely positioned to meet their technology needs.”
The median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.
Complete results of the Inc. 500|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/5000.
The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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 www.inc.com/500.
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About FISHER/UNITECH ( www.funtech.com)
FISHER/UNITECH, established in 1993, provides Product Lifecycle Management solutions to discrete manufacturing companies. The company's focus is on process improvement for product development. Process improvement is obtained through the integration of advanced software solutions to replace legacy systems. The applications are focused on design, engineering and manufacturing. Professional services are offered for design automation and data management which provides customers with a full service, one-stop source for complex PLM systems. The company offers advanced web-based delivery of education programs with its interactive, instructor-led 3DU. Please visit the company's website at ( http://www.funtech.com) or call 800-816-8314.