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Hydra-Flex Ranks No. 248 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Midwest’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

March 16, 2021

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list employed more than 43,000 people.

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list employed more than 43,000 people.

Savage, MN, March 16, 2021Inc. magazine today revealed that Hydra-Flex, Inc. is No. 248 on its 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“We are so proud of our whole team, especially through all the challenges we have overcome this past pandemic year,” states Carrie Berran, HR Manager and Executive Leader with Hydra-Flex. “It’s with great pride to say that we finished both 2019 and 2020 strong while always looking forward to the future with continued growth in our industries and fighting the war on waste.”

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the 12 Midwest states. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 199 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 43,000 people and added more than $11 billion to the Midwest economy. Companies based in the Chicago, Detroit, and Cincinnati areas brought in the highest revenue overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/midwest starting March 16, 2021.

“This list proves the power of companies in Midwest states no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”


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About Hydra-Flex, Inc.: Hydra-Flex is a privately held Minnesota company who commercializes custom solutions concentrated on the science of fluid handling applications worldwide. By maximizing our operators and partners use of water and chemicals we strive to solve problems and preserve precious resources while reducing costs and removing waste. Our core values of innovation, accuracy, reliability and efficiency flow through our DNA and provide exceptional and measurably better solutions. Founded in 2002, Hydra-Flex is a leader in the manufacturing and engineering industry, and is listed on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies and a MSPBJ fast 50 award winner for the 6th consecutive year. Our clients are category leaders in the vehicle car wash, hydro-excavation, industrial cleaning and sewer jetting industries.

 More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals


The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.