December 16, 2008 - GAM Named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

Mount Prospect, IL 2008---GAM Gear, LLC, a leading manufacturer of precision mechanical components used in factory automation applications has made Inc. magazine’s 2008 list of 5000 fastest growing private companies in America.  GAM was recognized based on its three year growth from 2004 to 2007 nationwide and also ranked 16th in the Chicago area for manufacturing firms.

“The Inc. 5000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy—the entrepreneurial part,” said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. “The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivaled 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.”

“We are honored to be part of the prestigious Inc. 5000 list,” said Craig Van den Avont, President of GAM Gear.  “The Inc. 5000 list is a coveted recognition in the business world and making the list provides affirmation for the hard work and dedication of our GAM team.  It is particularly gratifying to make the list as a manufacturer.”

Gary Michalek, GAM’s CEO stated, “We have a culture at GAM that is truly entrepreneurial.  It begins with hiring the best people who share the common philosophy of doing whatever it takes to insure the customer is completely satisfied.  We are an operationally efficient company.  We employ the latest computer technologies, processes, manufacturing disciplines, and measurements to insure that we remain competitive in the market place.”

About GAM

GAM is a leading provider of precision mechanical power transmission components used in the automation of machinery.  GAM has a broad product range of gear-reducers, servo-couplings, safety-couplings, and motor mount kits.  GAM’s mission is to give our customers what they want and be able to do it in small quantities and at a value to the customer.  “Be Flexible To Meet Our Customer’s Requests And Give Great Service, is our motto,” said Craig Van den Avont.  “Having the clear goal to provide our customers with a product that meets their unique requirements and standards, gives our entire company focus and an understanding of who we are, and what sets us apart from the competition.  Nobody is more flexible and dynamic in our industry than GAM.”