This is truly an incredible accomplishment. To receive this award 6 times humbles all of us at RPM. The company puts such an emphasis on culture, loyalty, and dedication. This INC. 5000 award puts our character on full display.
At the core of RPM is our tremendous capacity to manage all transportation needs across the entire spectrum of any supply chain. With an unwavering commitment to getting the job done for both our clients and transportation partners, it is clear that our 'relationship first' belief system that is instilled at all levels of the RPM team, brings honesty and integrity to every bid, shipment, and relationship we enter into.
This way of doing business continues to inspire and motivate the RPM team and is recognized by our customers and carriers and has become a driving force behind our rapid growth and success. All of our employees are an integral part of the company's future. They exemplify the drive and determination it takes to succeed at the pace in which our company is currently growing. They are rewarded for their efforts with growth opportunities, a great career and success.
In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark. Pandora, 7 Eleven, Toys 'R' Us, Zipcar, Zappos.com and numerous other well-known brands have been honored by the Inc. 5000. In 2007, the Inc. 500 list expanded to the Inc. 5000, giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success.
Today, the list is a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of entrepreneurial leaders, and an effective public relations showcase. The Inc. 5000 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. All 5,000 honoree companies are individually profiled on Inc.com. The top 500 are featured in the September issue of Inc. Magazine, the leading entrepreneurial advocate for 38 years running. Inc. also ranks the fastest-growing companies by industry, metro area, revenue, and number of employees, and we also highlight women and minority run companies.