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Southeastern Equipment




America’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Revealed


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Southeastern Equipment and Supply, Inc. Ranks No. 1,326 on the 2008 Inc. 5,000

With Three-Year Sales Growth of 286.7%


NEW YORK, August 20, 2008 – Inc. today ranked Southeastern Equipment and Supply, Inc. No. 1,326 on its annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country.  The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.  Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. 


“Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in business journalism,” said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. “The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth.”


About Southeastern Equipment


What it does:

Sells, leases, and re-sells new and reconditioned floor scrubbers, street sweepers, auto scrubbers, and upright vacuum cleaners, shipping to businesses, warehouses and distribution centers in 25 countries. Though its service work is in North and South Carolina, it also has an Internet sales presence.


Why it's growing:

Offers 50 to 60 percent savings over new equipment; easy online market enhanced by placement in search engines; becoming dominant in reconditioned equipment.


What's noteworthy:

The company is a third-generation family operation.


About is the online presence of Southeastern Equipment and is one of the leading online resources for industrial cleaning equipment and supplies. Products range from vacuum cleaners to street sweepers. The company also offers a wide range of supplies and parts. With over 500,000 items in its online catalog the correct repair parts and equipment are just a mouse click away.




The 2008 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2004 through 2007.  To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based and privately held, 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.


Companies can apply for next year’s Inc. 5000 by registering with “IncBizNet, Business Network for Private Companies”, at


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