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Launch Logistics, Unishippers Subsidiary, Honored by Inc. Magazine
Company Receives Inaugural Ranking on Inc. 5000 as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America
The list takes a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’
“It is a tremendous honor to be included on this list among other prestigious and innovative companies and it is a direct result of the hard work of our team which has grown from six employees in September of 2014 to 40 today,” said Joe Curtis, President of Launch Logistics and VP of Sales at Unishippers. “Since becoming a subsidiary of Unishippers, our dedicated sales and customer service teams continue to exceed expectations. As we continue to accelerate our hiring plan and refine our processes we see even greater growth ahead.”
The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com along 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.
"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."
Since its establishment, Launch Logistics’ primary focus has been on customer satisfaction, sales efficiency, customer retention and testing out new operational techniques and technology that can then be passed on to the greater Unishippers franchise system. Launch Logistics has more than doubled its workforce for the Salt Lake City-based office and is on track to reach annualized revenue of $24 million in 2015.
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/
Founded in 1987, Unishippers has grown to be one of the largest resellers of shipping services in the nation with more than 290 franchise and affiliate locations. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the Unishippers concept is simple – work with major carriers including UPS®, Saia®, Estes, YRC Freight and UPS Freight® to handle the pickup, transport and delivery of customers’ shipments, while franchisees work to provide service and support. By leveraging the combined shipping volume of all its customers, Unishippers gets deeply discounted rates from its carriers, resulting in lower shipping costs. Unishippers serves more than 50,000 small to mid-sized businesses, and has been recognized as a top freight broker by Transport Topics and a top franchise by Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and the Inc. 5000. For information on Unishippers, including information on franchising opportunities and price quotes, visit www.unishippers.com.
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