YakAttack LLC on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Growth of 284%

Burkeville, VA, September 26, 2016 – On August 17, 2016, Inc. Magazine published its annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, and for the second year in a row, YakAttack LLC was one of those companies. A 3 year sales growth of 284% from 2012 to 2015 has YakAttack ranked at No. 1354, which is in the 70th percentile of an elite group of companies making the list.

“Making the Inc. 5000 for the second year in a row is exciting for our team,” said YakAttack President Luther Cifers. “We’ve adopted some unconventional approaches to managing and growing our business, and while it’s never been easy, seeing it succeed in this way has been truly rewarding. We feel very fortunate to serve the customer base we serve, and doing so has created American manufacturing jobs and career-changing opportunities for many local people. Our future is bright and with recent developments in manufacturing technology and investments in state-of-the-art equipment, we are poised to take YakAttack to the next level over the next few years.”

“For 35 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club,” writes Inc. President and Editor in Chief Eric Schurenberg, “As an INC. 5000 honoree, YakAttack now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni. In addition to YakAttack, the 2016 list adds such powerhouses as Square, Dollar Shave Club, ipsy, and Yeti Cooler.”

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.
YakAttack LLC is a developer and manufacturer of rigging accessories for paddlesports, small boat, and marine markets, focused primarily on kayak fishing. Located in Burkeville, VA, YakAttack currently employs 27 people.



More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000 Methodology
The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2015. The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. The complete Inc. 5000 list can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

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