Inc Magazine has ranked YakAttack pretty high on their annual Inc 500 report. Of course, kayak anglers from across the globe already knew the value and quality when it comes to dealing with YakAttack with their premiere line of kayak fishing and rigging accessories. Congrats to YakAttack on their inclusion into the Inc list this year.
For Immediate Release:
YakAttack LLC Ranks No. 507 on the 2015 Inc 5000 with
Three-Year Sales Growth of 902%
Burkeville, VA, August 12, 2015 – Inc magazine today ranked YakAttack LLC No. 507 on its 34th annual Inc 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. A 3 year sales growth of 902% from 2011 to 2014 puts YakAttack in the 90th percentile of an elite group of companies making the list, which represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc 5000.
“This is a special moment for us,” said YakAttack President Luther Cifers. “Since starting in a friend’s basement with a minimal investment back in 2009, we’ve worked relentlessly to grow YakAttack organically, creating American manufacturing jobs by providing the marketplace with simple, smart solutions for kayak and small boat rigging. Our team has worked hard and we’re very proud of this accomplishment.”
The 2015 Inc 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com, is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. 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/inc5000.
“The story of this year’s Inc 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”
YakAttack LLC is a developer and manufacturer of rigging accessories for paddlesports, small boat, and marine markets, focused primarily on kayak fishing. Located in Burkeville, VA, YakAttack currently employs 24 people.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000 Methodology
The 2015 Inc 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2014. The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. The complete Inc. 5000 list can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.