Aqua-Chem, Inc. Debuts on the Annual Inc. Magazine List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - The Inc. 5000

Knoxville, TN (August 20, 2013) - Inc. magazine today ranked Aqua-Chem, Inc. NO. 4,617 on its seventh annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Aqua-Chem's ranking is the first time, the company has been included in the Inc. 5000 list. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

"It is a tremendous honor for Aqua-Chem to be included in the 2013 Inc. magazine fastest growing list of private companies. Our results, effort and inclusion in this year's ranking are a direct result of the dedication of the 200 Aqua-Chem employees, our distribution channel partners and customers around the globe," said David Gensterblum, President and CEO.

Methodology
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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 www.inc.com/500.


About Aqua-Chem, Inc.:
Founded in 1940, Aqua-Chem is a leading solutions provider in evaporation and reverse osmosis technologies and water pretreatment equipment, with a full array of engineering, manufacturing, installation, training, part aftermarket and maintenance services. The company serves the needs of customers in the following major markets: offshore oil & gas, land forces and naval military branches, pharmaceutical/biotech, beverage, commercial marine, micro-utilities/land-based and Industrial Water Reuse. Based in Knoxville, TN, Aqua-Chem sells and services its products in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.aqua-chem.com.

Aqua-Chem is a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners, Inc., an investment firm specializing in middle market manufacturing companies based in the U.S. To learn more about Altus Capital Partners, visitwww.altuscapitalpartners.com.


About Inc.
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. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
 

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