PR CATI 2012 Inc5000 List 9102012

Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), the Midwest’s Leading SOLIDWORKS Provider, Named to the Inc.5000 List for the Fifth Consecutive Year.

Inc 5000Buffalo Grove, IL – September 10, 2012 – Inc. magazine ranked Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI) on its annual Inc. 5005000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  This is CATI’s fifth consecutive appearance on the list, improving by over 300 spots from last year’s rankings and by almost 900 spots since 2010.  CATI is the Midwest’s leading provider of engineering and manufacturing solutions including the SOLIDWORKS Software portfolio and best in class 3D Printing solutions from Objet Ltd.

“It is an honor, once again, to be recognized by Inc. for our continued growth.  We have come a long way since our first appearance on the list in 2008.  Although we have evolved over the last five years, our goal is still the same, continued commitment to our client’s success through providing best in class solutions to their product development challenges.  We are lucky to have a great team and great partners that share that same goal,” said Rich Werneth, President Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

“This is a great accomplishment for the team at CATI. Their hard work and dedication allows them to stand out as a leader and valuable member of the SOLIDWORKS reseller community. As the first reseller of SOLIDWORKS in North America, they have helped thousands of companies solve their product development challenges,” Said Alfred Saad, Vice President, Americas Sales, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 5005000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

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 www.inc.com/inc5000.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

About CATI
Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), founded in 1992 by engineering and manufacturing professionals, is a one stop, full-service provider of scalable design and manufacturing solutions. CATI creates competitive advantage for clients by leveraging an industry-experienced team and leading technology solutions. From 3D Solid Modeling and Analysis to Mold Design to Enterprise-wide Data Management and Rapid Prototyping, CATI has the tools, the experience, the knowledge and the dedication to bring your business vision to reality. CATI is the Nation’s Original Resource for SOLIDWORKS with the Midwest’s Leading Support & Services Team and is a leading provider of a number of other best-in-class engineering technologies. CATI has two wholly-owned subsidiaries; Inflow Technology serving customers world-wide. To see the company profile, visit www.cati.com.

Jim TeDesco, Marketing
888.308.2284 ext. 8003
www.cati.com

Methodology

The 2012 Inc. 5005000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 5005000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 5005000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 5005000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 3–5, 2012, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 5005000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.