Barrett Distribution Centers on Inc. 500/5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

FRANKLIN, Mass., August 21, 2012– Barrett Distribution Centers is pleased to announce its recognition by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 5000 fastest growing in America for a fourth time, now ranking #2978 among privately held firms in the country. 

 “Barrett Distribution Centers is proud to be in the company of so many of the most respected companies in America, on the Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies list.  We are grateful to our customers and team for making this achievement possible for a fourth time,” said Arthur Barrett, president of Barrett Distribution Centers

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 21 to November 15 and on, is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"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. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

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



Barrett Distribution Centers, headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, and founded as a single warehouse operation, has grown to serve a wide array of customers and industries with a network of 12 strategic distribution centers throughout the US. These facilities are designed to efficiently handle fast moving consumer goods for leaders and future leaders of the consumer electronics, chemical, food and beverage, and footwear and apparel sectors.  Barrett provides both consumer direct fulfillment and retail channel delivery, with facilities and operations covering the East Coast, West Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.