Named to Fastest-Growing List for Fourth Time

Safety sign manufacturer has been named one of America's fastest-growing private companies - for a fourth consecutive year. The company achieved 121 percent revenue growth and ranks as the # 108 manufacturer in the entire U.S.

For the fourth consecutive year, safety sign manufacturer has been designated one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., as ranked by Inc. magazine.

The company earned a spot on the annual Inc. 5,000 list by achieving revenue growth of 121 percent over the past three years, an increase from 119 percent in 2012. ranks as the ninth fastest-growing manufacturer in Illinois, and 108th in the entire U.S. It appears to be the only safety sign manufacturer on the list.

"Maintaining growth through the recent economic climate has been a true challenge," said company president Paul Sandefer. "Qualifying for this list four years in a row shows what fantastic people we have throughout our company. Their daily efforts to develop and produce top-quality products and provide excellent customer service are what keep our customers coming back - and keep our company growing."

Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg says that inclusion on this year's list is a particularly notable achievement, explaining that the company "had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory." Success in such times is eloquent testimony to employee creativity, resilience and tenacity, he said.

The National Center for the Middle Market describes business-to-business companies such as as "model links" in corporate supply chains. In a period of uncertainty and frequent shocks, their ability to deliver improves corporate customers' resiliency. These businesses make and keep American companies competitive. Within their niches, they are as innovative and service oriented as the most beloved household names, says Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan. They earn reputations simply by virtue of how well they do what they do.

ComplianceSigns, founded in 2004, is a leading manufacturer of workplace safety signs, parking signs, no smoking labels, Braille restroom signs and other safety-related signs. Many of their products are used by other small businesses to comply with state, federal and local safety requirements, such as OSHA, ANSI, DOT and NFPA standards.

The company sells safety signs through its website at, as well as office, professional and retail signs at As an Inc. 5000 honoree, will receive public recognition by the magazine, including a company profile on its website. The complete list is available at