Company included since the list's inception, demonstrating strong business focus
BOULDER, Colo. - Oct. 17, 2012 - ASD Inc., a global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation and material analysis solutions, was named for the sixth time to Inc. Magazine's installment of Inc. 5000. The Inc. 5000 is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest growing private companies. ASD has been included on the Inc. 5000 list since its inception in 2007.
The independent entrepreneurial companies on this year's list reported having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion. ASD Inc. joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly's on this year's list of companies.
ASD hit innovation milestones this year, releasing new technology including the TerraSpec® 4 mineral analyzers, the LabSpec® 4 line of portable laboratory instrumentation and the Illuminator reflectance lamp used for indoor reflectance measurements. The company also supported job growth, hiring several new employees over the past year.
ASD also entered a partnership with AusSpec International to distribute mineral analysis software, offering the industry's most customizable visual presentation of complex data collected by the TerraSpec 4 mineral analyzer.
ASD ranked 4,909 on this year's list. This award joins others the company has received, including five years on the Inc. 5000 list and recognition in the Colorado Biz Magazine 2011 Top 250 Private Companies.
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 at www.inc.com/5000.
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 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.