Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
Darley Inc

NEW YORK, August 14, 2020Inc. magazine revealed this week that W.S.Darley & Co is on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Darley ranked in the top 50% of companies with a three-year growth rate of 164%.

Even more impressive, over the last decade, Darley has made the Inc 5000 list 9 times! According to Inc. less than one-half of one percent (.50) of listed companies have achieved this milestone.

Paul Darley, company CEO cited, “Darley is honored and humbled to receive this award again this year. Our hardworking and dedicated team is passionately focused on serving our first responder customers. It’s a privilege to serve them.”

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database thatcan be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., which were made available on newsstands on August 12.

About W.S. Darley & Co.

Since 1908, W.S. Darley & Co has served the world’s fire, emergency, and defense services. Darleyhas dedicated their lives to excellence. Their progressive design, manufacturing, and distribution reflect that dedication. Their involvement in the fire industry spans more than a century and four generations of Darley’s. They build the fire trucks, manufacture the fire pumps, and sell the firefighting, emergency, and special operations equipment that their customers need to serve their communities. Darley has executed Federal Government contracts dating back to pre-World War II and winning the Army/Navy E for excellence in contracting during that time. Darley Defense offers a diverse line of exceptional quality products and services through progressive design, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution. Their reps are experts in special operational equipment and government logistics and can procure products from hundreds of vendors. Darley Defense takes problems and turns them into solutions, so our warfighters can focus on their mission. For additional information on W.S. Darley contact Ben Gaughan BenGaughan@Darley.com

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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