For the second year in a row, TharpeRobbins, a global leader in the managed employee reward and recognition industry, has received a prestigious level of recognition from Inc. Magazine in its fifth annual exclusive list of America's fastest-growing private companies.
"Despite one of the most stagnant economic periods in history, Inc. 5000 companies continue to grow," says Inc. president Bob LaPointe. "The companies that made the 2011 Inc. 5000 list know a thing or two about surviving in tough times. The list represents a comprehensive look at American’s independent entrepreneurs, one of the most important segments of the economy.”
The 2011 Inc. 500|5000 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/5000.
“We have made the list for two years in a row – despite the challenging economy," says Brett Tharpe, CEO of TharpeRobbins. “This says a lot about the value of what we do at TharpeRobbins. Companies that initially cut back are now realizing the true value of employee recognition and are increasing their programs with us. We know we’ll be back on the list next year.”
TharpeRobbins is a leader and an innovator in the recognition industry, with a client list including many of the world’s largest corporations. The company is responsible for a number of industry firsts, from the introduction of consumer focused award offerings, to the development of generational merchandising™, and the application of technology to improve program results.
With a growth rate of 21%, TharpeRobbins has a ranking of 4,379 on this year’s list. The company employs 260 people between its Statesville, N.C. headquarters and the plant in Attleboro, Mass. and plans to add additional employees this year.
For more than 100 years, TharpeRobbins’ rich history as an innovator has covered the breadth of managed reward and recognition programs. The company fosters superior performance by creating new standards for employee recognition and rewards through imaginative solutions, cutting edge programs, flawless execution, professional service and world-class technology. TharpeRobbins (tharperobbins.com) built its reputation on developing customized programs to help clients reach their employee attraction and retention goals. The company is passionate about recognition because they know that an engaged workforce produces satisfied customers, which in turn produces more business. With TharpeRobbins, Recognition Changes Everything.
The privately-held TharpeRobbins was created through the February 2007 merger of The Robbins Company, founded in 1892, and The Tharpe Company Inc., founded in 1981. The company headquarters are located on a 25-acre campus in Statesville, N.C. and include an extensive showroom and state-of-the-art distribution facility. The ISO-certified Attleboro, Mass., operations include creative services, software development and jewelry manufacturing.
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