Express Logistics Named One of 2015’s Fastest Growing Private Logistics and Transportation Companies by Inc. Magazine
Express Logistics, Inc., a leading third-party logistics provider, has been ranked as a top logistics and transportation company by Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 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 Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
Express Logistics ranks No. 2174 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with a three-year sales growth of 180 percent. This places Express Logistics as a top logistics and transportation company as well as No. 6 among the top Iowa companies. Founded in 2003, the logistics company now employs more than 50, and has opened a second office space in Kansas City, MO.
“Being recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies on the Inc. 5000 is truly an honor. This business has been built from the ground up, and working with a passionate team that genuinely cares about individual and company success has been the most important element,” says Chad Rubner, president and owner of Express Logistics. “I’d like to thank everyone at Express Logistics; they are our number one asset and greatly contribute to this success. I’d also like to thank our customers, carriers and vendors for their loyalty and confidence.”
The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) 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.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held October 21 through 23, 2015 in Orlando. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show “The Profit,” Robert Herjavec, one of the main “sharks” on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky, and Co-Founder of Goodshop.com JJ Ramberg.
About Express Logistics Inc.
Express Logistics is a leading third-party logistics provider, specializing in LTL, truckload and intermodal freight solutions. We improve profitability for customers by allowing them to focus on their core competencies while we manage their logistics. We are family owned and based in Waukee, IA, with a second office in Kansas City, MO. At Team ELI, we deliver on our promises while building an environment where our employees love what they do and have fun doing it.
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