WAI Ranks No. 335 on the 2012 Inc. 500 with Three Year Sales Growth of 1131%
Inc. magazine today ranked Wastren Advantage, Inc. (WAI) number 335 on its 31st 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. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
President/CEO and owner of WAI, Steve Moore was pleased with the ranking stating, This is the second time in five years that WAI has been ranked on the Inc. 500 list. As a thriving business in Southern Ohio we are very proud of our achievements. We are especially happy about being ranked second in the category of Environmental Services. WAI graduated from a business incubator program in 2010 and has participated in the Small Business Administration 8(a) and Mentor/Protege programs. While branching out with offices in six states, Moore has kept the focus local by building the corporate headquarters in Piketon. We are focused on sustainable growth going forward. With our recent acquisition of a patented recycling facility in Westerville, Ohio we believe we are positioned to continue providing unique solutions to our clients.
The 2012 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 21 to November 15 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth. The Inc. 500′s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years. 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/500.
“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is, says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.
Based in Piketon, Ohio, WAI is an SBA small disadvantaged business that performs government and commercial contract work in the areas of waste management, environmental consulting, environmental remediation, and facility support services.