Brown Aviation Tool Named One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for Second Year

NEW YORK, August 20, 2008 – Inc. Magazine today ranked Brown Aviation Tool Supply Co. of Oklahoma City No. 3,487 on its annual list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the country. This is the second appearance by Brown Tool on the Inc. 5000 list in as many years. With a three-year growth rate of 94.2%, Brown Tool also ranked 54 in the top 100 privately held transportation sector companies in the USA.

Brown Aviation Tool was founded by Michael Brown in 1991 and supplies specialized tools used to build and repair aircraft structures to a diverse range of customers throughout the world. Customers include major and regional airlines, militaries, and aircraft manufacturers worldwide. New product innovations such as complete turn-key tool kitting and distribution agreements with major pneumatic tool manufacturers have helped fuel company growth.

The 2008 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2004 through 2007. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based and privately held, for profit, independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2007, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2004, and $2 million in 2007. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc5000.com.

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