The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies
represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.
“The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy – the entrepreneurial part,” said Inc. 5,000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. “The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger companies, older companies, and a wealth of companies in industries like Manufacturing and Construction that are underreported in the business media.”
The 2007 Inc. 5,000, as revealed online at www.inc.com, reported median revenue of $9.4 million and median three-year growth of 140 percent. Complete information on this year’s Inc. 5,000, can be found at
www.inc.com/inc5000. The list features a profile for each company, almost all of them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. In addition, the list is searchable according to numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region, and year founded.
“We are honored to be included in Inc. Magazine’s list,” said Chris Mammen, president. “Some of the most well-known and respected companies in America appear on this list, and our inclusion is a direct result of our employees’ hard work and our customers’ loyalty. It is especially encouraging to find this success through Christian management principles. We intend to continue pursuing the quality performance that brought us to this point. The growth rate highlighted by the list is not a goal in itself, but is the result of pursuing quality as our goal.”
The 2007 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.
About M3 Glass Technologies - Mammen Glass was founded in 1956 by J.H. and Lorene Mammen. Today the company is managed by their two sons, John and James Mammen, and by their grandson Chris Mammen. In-house capabilities include CNC glass cutting, beveling, polishing, drilling, routing, and DecoTherm digital color glass decoration. In 2005, Mammen Glass & Mirror became the first independent glass company in north Texas to operate a glass tempering system. In 2007, a second tempering system was commissioned; it is the only one in Texas capable of producing curved tempered glass. The company was honored in 2007 as the Small Business of the Year for the Southwest U.S. by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and has been featured in the cover story of the November, 2004 issue
of Glass Magazine, as well as other articles found in the press section of www.mammen.com.