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2019 Inc 5000
Express Logistics Named One of Nation’s Fastest Growing Logistics and Transportation Companies in 2019

Express Logistics has made the Inc. 5000 list as a top logistics and transportation company, ranking no. 4029, with a three-year sales growth of 81 percent. This is the third time making the list. The Inc. 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, put together by Inc. magazine. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“It’s an honor to be included in the Inc. 5000 for a third time,” said Chad Rubner, Express Logistics CEO. “We’ve worked to maintain a positive culture that fosters continuous learning, in which everyone truly owns their work and does what’s right. With year over year growth, being named in the Inc. 5000 is a testament to the hard work that everyone at the office puts in day in and day out. Thank you to all of our team members, and also thank you to our customers, carriers and vendors for their successful partnerships.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

View the full Inc. 5000 list here.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

About Express Logistics
Express Logistics, Inc. is an award-winning third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Our brokerage services include LTL, truckload and intermodal. Express Logistics was also ranked in the 2016 and 2015 Inc. 5000, and has been named one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces four years in a row by the Des Moines Register. At Team ELI, we deliver on our promises while building an environment where our employees love what they do and have fun doing it. We are family owned and our corporate office is located in Waukee, Iowa.

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The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.