For the third time in seven years, The DECC Company, a coating applicator based out of Grand Rapids, Mich., has made the Inc. 500/5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Coming in at number 2082, DECC posted sales growth of 179% over a three year period and was number 64 out of the top 100 manufacturers on the list.

“We’re excited to make the list again,” said Fred Mellema, president and owner, “especially considering where the overall economy has been for the past few years.” Despite the uncertain economy, DECC was able to add 32 new employees over the past three years--a direct result of the company's growth.

Mellema points to Decc Company's business philosophy as a main contributor to its success. “We don’t try to be everything to everyone,” he explains. “When a potential customer calls with a coating challenge, if we can’t do it, we will help them find a company that can.” DECC will regularly refer work to their competitors when they know a potential customer can get a better price, as well. “We touch every part we coat, so if a part’s geometry lends itself better to a bulk process like dip-spin, we let our potential customers know that.”

For more information, visit Decc Company online or stop by the company's booth at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Midwest Show.