M4 Secures Spot on the Annual Inc. 5000 List for Third Year

Woodstock, Illinois-based manufacturer ranks no. 1358 on the coveted
Inc. magazine list of America's fastest-growing private companies

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NEW YORK, August 15, 2019Inc. magazine has named MATRIX 4 No. 1358 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This year’s ranking represents a significant achievement for MATRIX 4 as only one of eight companies that have made the list three times. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. 

“We are thrilled to be highlighted on this list for the third year in a row. This growth has resulted from a tremendous amount of hustle and heart from our team since our restart five years ago. We are honored to represent U.S. manufacturing on this level, and remain focused on the potential to transform this industry in new and exciting ways by sticking to our mission of making meaningful things that matter,” said Patricia Miller, CEO, MATRIX 4. 

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) 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. 

“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 10-12, 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.

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.

ABOUT MATRIX 4
M4 is a design and manufacturing house, blurring lines and breaking down silos from concept to final production. With a team that embodies an eclectic mix of technical expertise, keen insights and real-world experience — creators, makers, engineers, designers and strategists work together —across industry and category segments, to make meaningful products that matter.

MATRIX 4 is a third-generation, women-owned and operated business based in Woodstock, Illinois. For more information, visit www.matrix4.com

For more information contact:

Patricia Miller  | pmiller@matrix4.com | 203-810-6369

Erin McElroy  |  emcelroy@matrix4.com | 815-338-4500

ABOUT THE METHODOLOGY
The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 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

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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com

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.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/