America’s 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Revealed

Press Release 2008 – America’s 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Revealed


Shelter Structures Ranks No. 1,765 on the 2008 Inc. 5,000
With Three-Year Sales Growth of 213.5%

NEW YORK, August 20, 2008 – Inc. Magazine ranked Shelter Structures of Stuart, Fl No. 1,765 on its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. Shelter Structures also ranked No. 77 in the top 100 Manufacturing companies.

Shelter Structures, located in Stuart, Florida, was founded in 2003 and has become the leading designer and manufacturer of custom-tensioned fabric buildings. In just six years, Patty and Charly Smail developed Shelter Structures into the premier producer of tensioned fabric buildings. “Any size, any length, and any heightâ€ン is their promise, and they have lived up to that, developing some of the most unique structures in the United States and worldwide.
Shelter Structures has earned an international reputation for providing durable alternatives to traditional buildings. The shelters boast long life, low cost, and portability, making them a perfect choice for boatyards, pre-cast concrete companies, quarries, and the United States Department of Defense. Their structures are ideal for any company seeking weather protection, containment, or a storage solution.

Fabric covered steel buildings also make ideal aircraft hangars, as they prolong the life of aircraft – or marine vessels — by minimizing hail damage and blocking 85% of the sun’s rays, which can cause premature weather damage. Fabric allows natural light, which significantly reduces utility consumption.

Constructed of galvanized steel frames covered with reinforced vinyl fabric, the shelter frames have a 20+ year lifespan, with a manufacturer’s warranty of 10 years, depending on the fabric. The shelters are manufactured in components and assembled on the customer’s site.

The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent. Most important, the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at

Shelter Structures, Stuart, Fl is the premier manufacturer of custom engineered fabric covered steel buildings, providing weather protection and environmental containment for any industry. For more information, please contact Patty Smail at 800-330-9294. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , website


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