American Paper Optics Ranks in top 25% on the 2010 Inc. 5000
NEW YORK, August 24, 2010 -- Inc. magazine today ranked American Paper Optics, LLC in the top 25% on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children’s red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
“The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.” American Paper Optics proved to be a perfect candidate for this elite group.
In 2006, APO manufactured over seven million Anaglyph 3D glasses for the hit TV show Medium and in 2007, APO manufactured 6.5 million Anaglyph 3D glasses for Sports Illustrated’s popular swimsuit edition. As if they were not busy enough, that same year they received what was at that time the largest order in APO’s history. This order was for 130 million McDonald’s Happy Meal toys using their exclusive HoloSpex lenses. These enormous projects continued in 2008 when APO manufactured over 40 million Anaglyph 3D glasses for the television broadcast of the 3D Hannah Montana concert movie and DVD.
By June 2009 the business had outgrown its current space and therefore moved into a state of the art manufacturing plant. The new facility, which more than doubled their size to 27,500 square feet, accommodated APO's needs and allowed for continued growth and expansion. The move occurred just in time to add equipment required for the manufacturing of over 60 million 3D glasses using multiple lens technologies to be included in DVDs and Blu-rays for the hit titles “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, “Monsters vs. Aliens”, “Jonas Brothers 3D”, “Coraline”, “My Bloody Valentine” and “Final Destination”.
2010, like the last 3 years, has proven to be a busy year for APO beginning in January when they manufactured 14 million Anaglyph 3D glasses in less than three weeks for a 3D Michael Jackson tribute during the Grammy Awards. In April and May, APO manufactured over four million Anaglyph newspaper inserts for The Sun’s World Cup promotion in the United Kingdom. APO also provided 4.5 million ChromaDepth newspaper inserts for a Verizon advertisement that was distributed in 11 major U.S. newspapers including the L.A. Times, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Houston Chronicle. Subsequently, APO produced millions upon millions of 3D magazine inserts for large promotions in multiple magazines including Maxim and GQ.
APO's amazing 20 year optical journey has lead them to continue to search for new opportunities, create new 3D configurations, and push technologies to allow their business to continue to serve the 3D world at its most exciting time. Their knowledge, experience, in-house manufacturing, distribution channels, and focus on customer service will continue to allow them to service all of their clients (both old and new) as they look to push the depth of their advertising and marketing promotions. American Paper Optics are deeply committed to customer satisfaction as they strive to produce their 2nd billionth glass and beyond. Their goal is “3D for all and all for 3D."
For more information about John Jerit and American Paper Optics, please contact:
Jason Lewin – Marketing Director
American Paper Optics, LLC
2995 Appling Road, Suite 106
Bartlett, TN 38133
Phone: (901) 381-1515