Clipper Corporation Appears on Inc. 5000 List
Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies — The Inc. 5000
Inc. magazine today ranked Clipper Corporation on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
“It is a huge honor to be recognized by Inc. magazine," said Lina Hu, Clipper Founder and CEO. “Without the dedication and support of our customers, we don’t have a business. And without our employees’ passion, loyalty and the care they put into serving our customers, we don’t have a business,” Hu said. “Our employees have helped us realize our goals and allowed us to deliver on our unwavering commitment to bring our customers the most innovative and highest quality products at the lowest possible price. Clipper’s listing on the Inc. 5000 validates all of our hard work and dedication.”
The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 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 Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.
About Clipper Corporation
Founded in 1994 by award-winning entrepreneur Lina Hu, Clipper Corporation is recognized as a leading global distributor and manufacturer of uniforms and restaurant supplies for national and global chains, including Burger King, Yum Brands, Winn Dixie, Darden Restaurants, among others. Clipper is also the manufacturer and marketer of premier kitchenware under brand names Viking, All Recipes and Chopped. Clipper specializes in bringing its customers creative solutions, high quality products and exceptional value.
About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.