5 Greenville firms in Inc's 5000


Five companies in Greenville have made Inc. magazine's list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the US.

Each year, Inc. publishes a list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. To be eligible, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent organizations (not subsidiaries of larger companies). Rankings are based on revenue from 2006 (which must be at least $200,000) through 2009 (which must be at least $2 million).

This year's list contains three Greenville companies making their first appearance and two that moved up in ranking from their 2009 listing.

They are:
JH GLOBAL SERVICES (978).
JH Global Services imports and distributes STAR brand electric golf carts, golfing accessories, and industrial products to dealers nationwide. It also offers outsourcing services to U.S. companies that want to have parts or products made in China, especially engineered metal products. It's 2009 revenues of $28 million made it 15th in the manufacturing segment. The company employs 35 people and has seen more tha. 300 percent growth over the past three years. JH was on the Inc. list last year at #2095.

TGA SOLUTIONS (2356)
TGA SOLUTIONS, located in Inman, is an IT services company. IT Services had the second most companies on this year's list with 607, and TGA Solutions was ranked 284 in the industry. TGA Solutions is also one of the 25 South Carolina based companies represented on the list. TGA is the only IT Services company in the Upstate of South Carolina that made the list out of the 10 advanced technology companies that are based here.

TGA Solutions empowers clients with custom cost-effective solutions to increase efficiency and security via software, hardware, virtualization, storage and data protection and recovery. With 30 years of industry experience, highly-trained engineers, and a reputation for quality customer service TGA has earned prestigious partnerships with top software and hardware providers. These include premier certified partnerships with Cisco, Microsoft and Dell, and they remain the only Citrix provider in Upstate South Carolina.

FORTIS RIDERS (3096)
Fortis Riders provides chauffeur driven limousines for executives in 550 locations. Founded in 2000, the company had $3.1 million in revenue last year. In it's industry category of logistics and transportation it was 56th. The company has eight full time employees and has experienced a 66 percent growth over the past three years. Fortis Riders was on the list last year at #1907.

ADEX MACHINING TECHNOLOGIES (3434)
ADEX is a manufacturer of precision machined aerospace and energy components. Despite a slow economy, ADEX experienced more than 300 percent growth in revenue over a three year period, including expansion to a new facility, investment in new capital equipment, and adding over a dozen new employees. ADEX Machining Technologies is a one-stop supplier of high precision CNC and EDM machined prototypes and production components for the Aerospace, Defense, and Energy-Power Generation industries. ADEX’s niche is 5-axis machining of tough exotic materials such as Titanium and Inconel, while holding tight tolerances of .0002 inches on complex applications up to 40” in diameter. Examples of the company’s diverse applications include components and assemblies for military and commercial aircraft engines, rocket propulsion, helicopter hardware, and gas turbine combustion systems. ADEX is 148th in the manufacturing segment. The company had revenue of $4.6million - a 53 percent increase in three years. The company has 32 full time employees.

EDTS (4433)
EDTS is a full-service technology consulting firm, specializing in networking, security, and managed services support services for businesses throughout the Southeast. The firm with 35 employees is based in Greenville and Atlanta, GA. EDTS is ranked 549th in the IT Services industry with revenue of $2 million and a 20 percent growth over the past three years.