Rigid Industries LED Lighting, a world leader in forward projecting LED lighting has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for 2014, the second consecutive year it has received this honor. Rigid, the fastest growing LED lighting manufacturer and the seventh fastest growing in overall manufacturing in the U.S., is proving to be one of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies in existence. From 2010 – 2013, Rigid experienced an exponential growth rate of 1,464%, reaching $40 million in 2013.
Rigid Industries, like many companies who began in a garage, started in 2004 and by 2009 still only had 6 employees. Today, its three locations in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona has a workforce of more than 226 and ships to over 43 countries around the world. The toughest conditions on Earth are no match for the superior lighting and long lasting performance Rigid Industries provides. Rigid, well known for rugged Torture Tested durability, is also highly regarded for their world-renowned warranty program and outstanding customer service.
“For the second year in a row, Rigid Industries LED Lighting has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. It is a privilege to receive this recognition. Rigid owes this all to its loyal customers that comprise the Rigid Nation and its employees, distributors, dealers, manufacturers representatives, vendors, and suppliers who have all stepped up to turn out better products faster to meet the demand,” said Jason Christiansen, President/CEO of Rigid Industries.
“The continual innovation of new and ever increasingly better technology is our mission and we reinvent ourselves everyday. Recently, we released five new LED Grilles for the Toyota® Tacoma®, Chevrolet® Silverado® and Ford® F-150, F-250 and F-350. With the addition of more LED grilles, we will be able to expand our product offerings in the automobile manufacturer market. We are already planning for next year and striving for even greater success,” stated Christiansen.
The Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014, and have revenue of no less than $2 million in 2013. Additionally, they must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent. For complete results of the Inc. 500, visit http://www.inc.com/profile/rigid-industries.
Last year, Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Awards recognized Rigid Industries LED Lighting as #10 in manufacturing job creation in the United States. Rigid Industries LED Lighting experienced 55% growth in new jobs, placing it among the top 6 private business job creators within Arizona and top 10 in manufacturing in the U.S.