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Torch Technologies is on the Inc. 5000 list for the 13th year in a row

Brandon Moseley

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Inc. Magazine announced Wednesday that Torch Technologies, a 100 percent employee-owned technology services and solutions company headquartered in Huntsville, is No. 4,200 on its annual Inc. 5000 list. The Inc. 5000 list is a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Torch is the only Huntsville-based company that has been on the list for 13 consecutive years, and the largest of only two companies in Alabama to make the list 13 or more years.

“Needless to say, making the list gets harder every year as your starting base grows,” said Inc. editor-in-chief James Ledbetter. “Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction have made the list more than once.”

“It is exciting to witness a homegrown Huntsville company continue to succeed as it aids with defense and national security efforts,” Economic developer Nicole Jones said. “Torch employees care about our country and community and are so deserving of the recognition they have earned.”

Torch is one of only 10 companies in the history of the Inc. 5000 to make the list 13 consecutive years. Twenty-six Huntsville-based companies were on this year’s list. Of those, Torch had the highest revenue for 2018 with $405 million.

“We are proud that Torch has again been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, and we are thrilled to be one of only 10 companies who has made the list 13 consecutive times,” said Torch President and CEO John Watson. “We know that our continued success is due to our employee owners and their constant commitment to our company, to our customers and to the Warfighter.”

“In October 2002, Bill Roark and Don Holder founded Torch Technologies in Huntsville, Alabama, with seven employees and one location,” Jones said. “Now, with more than 735 employees in fifteen locations within ten states, one territory, and one foreign country, Torch fulfills its mission and vision as the company continues to light the pathway to freedom.”

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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 here.

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Torch Technologies is a 100 percent employee-owned business dedicated to quality technical services, competitive costs and ethical business practices. Torch has received both national and local recognition for its business performance, workplace environment, and ethical business practices.
In 2019, Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine named Torch one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services for the fourth consecutive year. Washington Technology also listed Torch in its annual “Top 100” Government Contractors ranking for the fifth consecutive year in 2019. Bloomberg Government listed Torch in its annual “Top 200” ranking for the third consecutive year in 2019. Torch was recognized as the 2018 ESOP Company of the Year by the New South Chapter of The ESOP Association.

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