Industrial Revolution Named One of Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Companies


Tukwila, WA – Inc. Magazine has recognized Industrial Revolution on its seventh annual 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. This is the fourth year that the Washington-based manufacturer and distributor of innovative outdoor accessories has appeared on the list, improving over last year’s rank by over 200 positions. Inc.’s 500 | 5000 fastest-growing list recognizes companies based on their annual percentage of growth. Industrial Revolution has grown by 50 percent since 2009.

“Our growth is the result of a number of factors, from exciting strategic partnerships to the introduction of groundbreaking products to market,” says Keith Jackson, Industrial Revolution’s President. “We’re proud to be honored for our success. This recognition inspires us and challenges us to continually improve and innovate.”

This year, Industrial Revolution announced a partnership with Morakniv® of Sweden for exclusive representation of the 400-year-old company’s knives in the US market. Industrial Revolution also recently began US representation of the myFC PowerTrekk portable fuel cell charger by Swedish company myFC. In addition to distribution of prestigious European lines including Light My Fire and Esbit, Industrial Revolution manufactures accessories ranging from UCO Candle Lanterns to YayLabs! Ice Cream Balls.

Honorees will be celebrated at the Inc. 500 | 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony October 10–12, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC. A complete list of the Inc. 500 | 5000 honorees, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

About Industrial Revolution
Since its founding in 1971 as UCO, the Original Candle Lantern company, Industrial Revolution has expanded to become a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative products that promote fun, safety, and comfort in the outdoors. In addition to UCO Candle Lanterns® and Stormproof Matches, Industrial Revolution makes YayLabs! Ice Cream Balls, Pedco tripods and clamps, and Grilliput® portable grills. Industrial Revolution is the US distributor of cutting-edge product lines from around the world, including Swedish Light My Fire products such as the Spork and FireSteel®, German-based Esbit solid fuel stoves and cookware, myFC PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger and Morakniv® (Mora knives). For more information on Industrial Revolution, see