Edgetech I.G. Named to Inc. 5000 List for Third Consecutive Year

Date: 26 August 2009
Source: Edgetech I.G. Inc.
For three years in a row, Edgetech I.G. has been recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in the United States with 19.5 percent sales growth from 2005 to 2008.

The Inc. 5000 is an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list.

“Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate,” said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. “That’s why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year.”

Edgetech’s flagship product Super Spacer® promotes energy efficiency in residential and commercial window systems by nearly eliminating condensation and providing a seal that blocks heat and cold from passing from the outside.  Earlier this year, Edgetech announced record-breaking sales in April, May and June.

According to Edgetech’s President, Mike Hovan, this success is due, in part, to the passing of the economic stimulus bill, which offers a tax credit to homeowners who make energy-efficient home improvements, as well as continuous improvement initiatives within the company.

“We have the processes, products and personnel in place to maintain our leadership position in the industry for the years to come,” Hovan said. “But honors, such as making the Inc. 5000 list for three years in a row, serve as a reminder to thank those who have contributed to Edgetech’s continued success for more than 20 years – our employees and our customers. They are trendsetters who represent the best of the industry and it is because of them we continue to grow and seek new ways to add value to the industry.”

Through its Edgetech 360® Value Promise to customers, the company provides a full system approach to customer service by serving as a one-stop shop for quality products and services for insulating glass manufacturers, dealers, builders and architects. Edgetech is also an ENERGY STAR® partner and provides information to homeowners that help them select top-quality window systems.

The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $214 billion and median three-year growth of 126 percent.  Most importantly, the 2009 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than one million jobs since those companies were founded.

For more Edgetech news, information and upcoming events, visit www.edgetech360.com

Inc. 5000 Methodology

The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million. The top 10 percent of companies on the list comprise the Inc. 500, now in its 28th year.

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at Inc.com.

About Edgetech I.G. Inc.

Celebrating more than 20 years of success!

Edgetech I.G. Inc., a Lauren International Company, is a global leader in the fenestration industry producing Super Spacer® – the world’s only TrueWARM®, all-foam edge seal product line that provides maximum condensation resistance, durability and energy performance. Through Edgetech’s value promise – We’re there for you at every turn! 360® – the company goes beyond the manufacture of Super Spacer to offer a comprehensive portfolio of value-added products and services for the window, door and glass industries. Edgetech also assures product quality to the highest standards as an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. With manufacturing facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom plus a distribution division in Germany, Edgetech’s proven technology is improving the performance and energy efficiency of insulating glass systems worldwide. In business since 1989, Edgetech is a fully-owned subsidiary of Lauren International, Inc., a global multi-divisional company serving a variety of industries. Visit www.superspacer.com or www.laureninternational.com to learn more about the company’s products, services and global initiatives.

In the US, contact Edgetech at 800-233-4383, fax 740-439-0121; in the UK at + 44 (0) 8700 566844, fax +44 (0) 2476 639727, URL: www.superspacer.co.uk; and in Continental Europe at +49 2131 17.63.60, fax +49 2131 17.63.629.


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Date: 26 August 2009
Source: Edgetech I.G. Inc.

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